Taffy Town, January Power Manufacturer

Taffy Town, January Power Manufacturer Taffy Town, formerly Glade Candy Company, started as a means to raise supplemental funds following the birth of  founder James Vernon Glade’s second child.  Just a few months from those first candies, James left mining and began delivering candy by bike to several accounts.  Little did he know, the pocket […]

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One Piece Flow and Making it Work for You

One Piece Flow and Making it Work for You Lean Manufacturing Every lean manufacturing goal is to achieve one piece flow. One piece flow allows for the most efficient production operations. It has taken Powerblanket many years to achieve one piece flow production. To maintain this production process requires overcoming challenges such as maintaining standards, […]

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Tips for Winter RVing

Winter RVing When it comes to RV adventures, traveling during the winter time means a slightly different approach to RV maintenance. If you want to adventure smoothly and comfortably, it’s important to familiarize yourself with cold-weather traveling tips. We asked some of our favorite RV bloggers and have gathered some great tips for winter-weather journeys! […]

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Cold Weather Safety for Construction

Cold Weather Safety for Construction The construction industry is a high risk industry, regardless of the time of year.  But when cold temperatures, snow and ice, and wind are added to the mix, precautions must be in place to protect your workforce, your equipment and materials, and the job. Taking precautions and educating your employees […]

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Tips for Pouring Concrete in Winter

When it comes to pouring concrete, winter weather poses some significant challenges. Concrete sets best at 50-60°F; pouring concrete in winter means the ambient temperature will likely fall well below this range. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to effectively tackle cold weather concrete curing. Concrete Pouring Temperature Limits As mentioned above, concrete prefers […]

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Chemical Storage: How to Store Chemicals Safely

If you work with chemicals, you’re probably well aware of the hazards associated with their use. You’re likely familiar with how to safely work with chemicals, but how should chemicals be stored? Chemical storage is an important part of safe chemical handling. Knowing how to store chemicals safely will help protect the environment and employees […]

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How to Melt Snow Without Salt: Snow Melt Alternatives

Harsh salts damage concrete and the environment. Fortunately, there are several all-natural snow melt alternatives you can use this winter. Every winter, especially after a few good snow storms, we tend to ask ourselves those life changing questions: How do I melt the snow without shoveling? How do I melt the snow without salt? Are […]

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How to Shovel Snow: Tips and Techniques

If you’ve spent even a few minutes behind a snow shovel, you know how exhausting and labor intensive removing snow can be. According to Harvard Medical School’s “Calories Burned…” chart, shoveling snow burns approximately 223 calories every 30 minutes (for a person weighing 155 lbs). That’s a serious workout! However, while shoveling snow can be […]

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Why Does Honey Crystallize?

It may seem intuitive to assume that crystallized honey is spoiled or poor quality, but this isn’t the case at all. Crystallization happens naturally over time to pure, raw honey and actually helps preserve the nutrients and quality. Additionally, you may find that crystallized honey is easier to spread and richer in flavor. The Chemistry […]

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