ISA Publishes Sign Structure Research

The International Sign Association has released the results of a three-year study it commissioned on single-pole sign structures. The new report enhances the understanding of sporadic failures of single-pole, high-rise sign structures that incorporate “telescoping poles.” Fatigue Tests of Welded Connections in Cantilevered Steel Sign Structures is b...

NCCCO Approves Use of Calculators on CCO Exams

Basic electronic calculators will be permitted for use on certain CCO written exams, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced. Previously, calculators have been prohibited on all CCO national tests. The measure takes effect July 2, 2012. The change in policy is based in part, NCC...

Hand Pump Precisely Dispenses Instant Adhesives

To improve quality and reduce waste associated with manufacturing processes that rely on hand-dispensed instant adhesives, Henkel Corporation has introduced the Loctite® CA Volumetric Hand Pump. Weighing less than ten ounces, this hand-held dispenser ensures precise and repeated dispensing of Loctite® brand instant adhesives (cyanoacrylates). ...

100,000+ People Complete IPAF Training in 2011

A record number of 101,457 people completed an IPAF training course in 2011. Training available from IPAF-approved centers includes operator courses for which a PAL Card (Powered Access License) is issued, and management courses for which a certificate is issued. The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) issued a record 97...

NCCCO Earns Additional Accreditations

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) announced it has been awarded accreditation by the American Standards Institute (ANSI) for two of its newest certification programs: the CCO Rigger Level II and Articulating Crane Operator certifications. Both programs are now accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024 International Sta...

IDEAL Stars in DIY Network’s “Cool Tools”

Multi-bit screwdrivers from IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., are trusted by electricians for their versatility, durability, and professional performance. On December 14, 2011, the American manufacturing of IDEAL drivers was featured on the popular DIY Network television progra...

Monkey Business

By Jeff Wooten Monkeys have long played effective partners. Tarzan had Cheetah. Clint Eastwood had Clyde. Cornelius had Dr. Zira. And the Bottoms Up Patio Bar in Sioux City, Iowa has their colorful monkey mascot, which they use prominently in their branding. Swinging carefree with a frosty mug...

A (Not Quite) Billion Dollar Sign Project

Headquartered in San Francisco, California (and with offices all over the world), is a company entirely devoted to “cloud” concept apps and solutions engineered to help other businesses and corporations connect with their customers. (Note: “Cloud” refers to managing content and information via the Web instead of software.)  The com...

A Monumental Approach to Design

Mike AntoniakOver the past twenty-five years, Selbert Perkins Design (SPD) has built its reputation as an innovator in environmental graphics—everything from the symbols people associate with a building or complex to the wayfinding aids that guide them to their destination within that locale.  And the co...

Ditch the Belt and Get ToolVest™

ToolPak introduces ToolVest™, which helps eliminate bulky tool belts and keeps workers safe. The vest features twenty easy-to-reach pockets (six flap and 14 quick-access pockets); four quick-release buckle adjust points; and a large rear pocket accessible from both sides. The vest zips on and off like a jacket and is m...

LORD Corp.’s Verdi to Speak at Sign World Intl.

LORD Corporation, a global leader in developing UL-approved adhesives for the sign industry, has announced that Michael Verdi, Senior Technical Service Representative, Americas, will speak at the United States Sign Council’s (USSC) Sign World International Convention. The ...

IPAF U.S. Convention Drew Frank Discussions

Frank discussions on what is appropriate training for aerial work platform (AWP) operators and how to keep operators safe marked the first-ever IPAF U.S. Convention held November 1-2 in Chicago. For starters, AWPT’s Gary Riley drove home the safety message with a live demonstration (pictured). Meanwhile Brad Boehler, president of Sky...

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