August 31, 2016 8:28 pm
Workplace safety equipment or personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn to minimize exposure to serious injuries that may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical or other workplace hazards.
But workplace safety equipment that offers protection without comfort no longer cuts it, at least according to the workplace safety equipment manufacturers who weighed in on PPE trends for Safety+Health magazine.... More
August 17, 2016 4:39 pm
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), LED lighting retrofits have the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States.
By 2027, LED lighting retrofits could save the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each) and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices, according to DOE.
A prime example of these type of savings is being demonstrated by Constellation, a leading supplier of power, natural gas and energy products. The company has a wide-ranging portfolio of energy-saving products – none more effective than LED lighting.... More
August 9, 2016 7:32 pm
Is fluorescent lighting still viable? LED lighting is one of today’s most energy efficient and rapidly growing lighting technologies on the market. LED lamps last longer, use less energy, are more durable, and offer comparable (or better) lighting quality than other solutions on the market.
So why is it that in this modern society where energy efficiency is on the minds of almost everyone, people are still buying the less-efficient and outdated fluorescent lighting fixtures and lamps?... More
August 2, 2016 4:38 pm
Warehouses are no longer just for storage. In today’s cost-conscious, efficiency-driven environment, manufacturers are reevaluating the definition of warehousing, As a result, LED warehouse lighting retrofits are increasingly becoming a path to better energy efficiency.
As a result of this sea change, manufacturers are seeking ways to more effectively manage costs, improve inventory control and streamline the supply chain. In the world of supply chain economics, costs associated with operating a warehouse are critical to a company’s bottom line.
For that reason, many companies across the globe are retrofitting their warehouses with LED high bays, swapping out fluorescent tubes and incandescent lighting for a more efficient LED alternative.... More
January 26, 2016 4:18 pm
Attention Lighting Contractors in California!
Did you know that there’s an online database that can help you search for LED Lamps and Fixtures that qualify for at LEAST one of many different energy rebates in the state of California?... More
January 20, 2016 3:31 pm
General contractors are known for many things: their know-how, their efficiency (or in some cases, their inefficiency), the versatility of their skill-set, and their ability to negotiate between a client and team of workers. Rarely are contractors known, however, for their hit television show. However, Chip Gaines of Waco, TX is an exception to this rule. Chip and his wife, Joanna Gaines, comprise the extremely well-liked duo of HGTV’s popular television show, “Fixer Upper.” This hands-on man utilized his numerous interests and teamed up with his wife to successfully pursue some of their own dreams, all while making dream homes possible for their clients. Read on to learn how you can apply some practices of this household name to your own contracting business!... More
December 22, 2015 4:01 pm
A great question for all of you contractors out there by Kristin Livingstone. What do contractors do and how can you get started in a contracting career?
Source: Are You Contracting a Positive Career?
December 22, 2015 4:00 pm
Joe Egan, an Author and Speaker for the Construction Industry, answers the question “How Does Character Affect the Practice of a Construction Contractor?”
Source: How does character affect the practice of construction contractor?
November 24, 2015 5:03 pm
In honor of Thanksgiving, here are a few stories from some of the team members here at Wholesale Contractor Supply.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!... More
November 19, 2015 9:34 pm
Being at the mercy of the weather is one of the many challenges that contractors face on a daily basis. As the winter months begin, it’s time to start preparing for working outside in the extreme cold.... More