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29 May 2013, 19.17
OSHA Urged to Act Swiftly on Crane Rule Reopening
In the wake of the announcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to extend the compliance date for its crane operator certification requirements, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has...
29 May 2013, 19.05
NCCCO: “Top 10” FAQs on OSHA’s Rule Reopening Plans
Following the decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to extend the effective date of its crane operator certification rule to allow it time to address industry concerns over issues such as “certifying by capacity,” the...
20 May 2013, 17.57
Brushing Up on Sign Design
Steve Avery, co-owner and chief designer at Avery Brothers Sign Company in Sioux City, Iowa, knows that the sign his company recently created for a local dental practice works. In addition to just simply looking at it, he can also tell because lots of...
14 May 2013, 19.08
Hingst’s Sign Post: Spray Painting Safety
Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst writes: “If you are spray painting or airbrushing an enamel, a dust mask will not provide you with adequate protection. Prolonged exposure to the chemicals in paints can make you sick and eventually could...
10 May 2013, 17.57
Bunting® Discontinues Flexible Die Product Line
Bunting® Magnetics Co.—producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide printing, automobile, plastics, food, and electronics industries—has announced that it has discontinued its flexible die product line and will no longer accept orders for...
03 May 2013, 20.22
Why Application Tape Tears Unexpectedly
Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst writes: “From time to time, application tape will tear when you least expect it. When this happens the graphics can be trashed. “Frustrated sign makers want to know the cause of these mishaps. ...

03 May 2013, 17.50
Lowen Corporation Announces ISO 9001 Certification
Lowen Corporation is proud to announce it is now certified as an ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems compliant organization. This certification is accredited by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. ISO 9000 is a family of standards related to quality...
30 April 2013, 18.03
NCCCO's Service Truck Crane Operator Certif. Program
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has made available a new CCO certification for service truck crane operators. Service truck cranes are widely used for propane delivery, mining, and heavy equipment assembly,...
25 April 2013, 21.05
NSC Recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day
The National Safety Council is recognizing Workers’ Memorial Day on Sunday, April 28, by remembering all workers who have died on the job and reaffirming its commitment to collaborative efforts to promote employee safety. In 2011, nearly 4,000 workplace...
17 April 2013, 17.55
Hingst’s Sign Post: Application Tape Guide
Sign Builder Illustrated columnist Jim Hingst writes: “To help you in working with application tape, I have compiled some tips and tricks. He continues: “This guide covers laminating the tape onto graphics, transferring graphics from the release liner...
17 April 2013, 17.48
Gyford StandOff Systems® Celebrates Twenty-five Years
Gyford StandOff Systems is proud to announce that the company’s twenty-fifth anniversary. When Founder Steven Gyford designed the first StandOff Cap and Barrel for his own use in the museum and exhibit building industry, he had no idea that his original...
16 April 2013, 17.37
2013 Access Award Winners Celebrated in Miami
More than 350 industry professionals from around the world attended the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) held on March 26, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The event which celebrates best practice and excellence in the powered access industry was...



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