August 2, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
November 11, 2015
Whenever a construction job begins, it’s in everyone’s best interest to do one thing as accurately as possible: predict the future.
Unfortunately, not everyone can foresee events that may inhibit the completion of a project. Since such events often lead to downtime during delays, the real question becomes, “How do you handle unexpected job delays?”
Here are some of the most common types of job delays followed by some ideas about how to get through them:... More
October 21, 2015
Lighting technology is constantly improving, but does that mean you need to buy entirely new fixtures every time more efficient technology hits the market? Not necessarily, thanks to retrofitting. Retrofitting is a popular and cost-effective alternative to upgrading to a more energy efficient and higher quality lighting system. Read on to learn more about retrofitting and how it can help you.... More
October 13, 2015
Independent Contractors are becoming more and more common in the United States as many companies are using their services instead of hiring regular, full-time employees. Unlike a regular employee, an independent contractor may provide specific goods or services to several different companies at once under written or verbal contract.... More