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Steel Contributes to Earth Day as a Part of a Circular Economy

For nearly half a century now, the world has celebrated Earth Day as a day – or, for some, an entire week – of activities, demonstrations, and seminars focusing on the environmental issues faced by the world. What once was a local celebration in a handful of cities has become a global observance. While it is a great reminder that we need to pay attention to our impact on the environment, at Caylor, we know that environmental mindfulness must be a year-round effort.

Steel and the Circular Economy

One of the major materials that we use here, and that is a permanent fixture in the circular economy, is steel. It also happens to be one of the most ecologically responsible materials. In a circular economy, society reduces the burden on nature by keeping resources in use for as long as possible.

Steel is perfect for this, as steel is a permanent material. Once it is created, the weight can be reduced, and steel components can be reused, remanufactured, and recycled into new products. This promotes conservation of the raw materials, innovation, efficiency, and emissions reductions. It helps to create jobs, and also encourages the development of durable products.

The evolution of steel over the last few years has helped to produce high-strength steels. In the last three decades alone, improvement in the process has allowed for a weight reduction of up to 40% in some steels, which is responsible for a decrease in emissions and energy use to create, transport, and utilize. Even for regular steel, the amount of energy required to produce a tone has decreased dramatically, reducing the consumption by 60% per ton.

The production is highly efficient as well – roughly 97.3% of material used in the steelmaking process is utilized. Not only is the steel created, the by-products of the process are used in asphalt, fertilizers, plastics, paints, and more. Even the gasses produced during the process can be used for heating or electricity.

Green Initiatives at Caylor Industrial

At Caylor, we have played a big part in supplying parts to industries that strive to decrease our material and energy usage. We enjoy working with companies that are involved in green initiatives such as wastewater treatment and carpet recycling projects. Many of the industries we serve have major pushes for green projects, not to mention internal efforts to reduce consumption and increase reuse.

Here at Caylor Industrial, we always consider our larger impact in our sales and internal processes, with the aim of having the least impact as possible on the environment. Our structural steel and metal alloy products come from responsible producers who see steel as part of a circular economy and try to incorporate environmentally-sound processes in their production.

Make sure to follow us here on our blog, and connect with us through LinkedIn and Twitter to make sure you stay up to date with what is going on at Caylor. Keep an eye out for further information regarding our environmental stewardship, as well as other news and programs. Comment or questions? Contact us today!

Caylor Industrial is Already Paving the way Through 2017

Being a full-scale industrial supplier of critical parts across all industries like valves, fittings, pipe and tube hangers, our team works day in and day out because business never sleeps.

Shining as a leader in the field for over 35 years, Caylor Industrial Sales has not only met the need to adapt and upgrade according to market trends but has also held tight to our heritage of being a family run operation without compromising values.

What Caylor Will be Focusing on in 2017?

Here at Caylor we have built a formidable reputation on continuous improvement of performance, honing of existing skills, and remaining competitive by offering the latest components industry wide. We aren’t satisfied unless our work is precise with a fast turnaround to our clients every single time.

In 2017, apart from continuing to forge stronger ties with buyers through steady supply of the stock parts on its roster, Caylor will also strategically focus on the assets of custom machining and distribution of carbon steel, stainless steel, steel, brass & bronze.

Metal machining to create durable, corrosion resistant tailored parts is a service that is set to be in high demand through 2018. Breakthroughs in aviation and telemedicine – including the ability to manipulate robotic arms to carry our remotely guided surgeries are radically revising what companies want and demand of machined parts. Not only do the pieces need to be accurately crafted, but they must also be light and possess high weight to strength ratio to help parts bear use in extenuating circumstances. We have offer both conventional and CNC capabilities and constantly strive to keep up with current market trends, providing well machined, high longevity units to reliably perform JIT and 24*7 delivery of consignments all year round.

In short, Caylor is poised to be a cognizant partner to businesses in engineering, maintenance, and construction and will continue to study the trends on the horizon to help customers get ahead of competition through the use of uniquely tailored, perfect fit parts.

You can stay apprised of custom machining updates and news by following Caylor on Twitter & LinkedIn.

From the Caylor Industrial team, we hope you all have a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year – we look forward to working with you on your 2017 needs!

Water Under the Bridge: A Final Look at 2016

Here we are at the close of another year. 2016 has been great for us – dedicated to serving our customers with the industrial supplies they need to be successful. So, in honor of tradition, let’s take a look back at the highlights of what happened over the past 12 months.

We started the new year emphasizing the benefits of our custom machining capabilities. Loyal customers relayed horror stories of working with untrustworthy suppliers who claimed modified stock parts were custom items. At Caylor, when we say custom, we mean custom!  We started 2016 with our consumers’ satisfaction in mind, and we tend to keep it that way.

In April we focused on Earth Day and the importance of proper wastewater treatment. Our products excel as a necessity in this type of industry. The tough conditions of treatment plants are no match for the reliable and durable parts we produce and deliver.

We were very proud to introduce state-of-the-art products to our ever expanding warehouse inventory. The Caribou Coolers and Tumblers and biodegradable gloves improve the comfort levels of contractors and workers. These products, new to Caylor, are ideal for all industries and let us deliver something to make your day a little more pleasant.

As the pages of our book turn towards the end of the year, we wanted you to get to know both our company and our hometown a little bit more. Our September, October, and November blogs examine Dalton, Georgia, the recycling industry,  and how we contribute to the growth of U.S. manufacturing. These blogs sum up our year and our intentions extremely well – we are dedicated to both local and national manufacturing operations, delivering the materials you need to be successful.

As 2016 finishes up, we’d like to wish all of our customers and those in the industries we serve very Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!

If you are in search of supplies over the holiday break contact us today, or follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for the latest research and updates!

Carpet Recycling: The Ecologically Sound Choice

For over 35 years, Caylor has been supplying hardware and industrial products to a wide range of businesses and manufacturing operations. One of the industries that we have served continuously is the carpet industry, maintaining strong roots in our direct community. In our September blog, we gave you the history of our hometown, Dalton, GA, the carpet and flooring capital of the world. Now we’re here to tell you more about the carpet industry itself and how it is working to protect the environment.

Carpeting accounts for 51% of the total U.S. flooring market. Georgia is home to nine of the top 20 carpet manufacturers with 45% of the world’s carpets and rugs coming out of our home state. And, within a 65-mile radius of Dalton, local mills produce more than 85% of the U.S. carpet and rug market with an estimated $8 billion in business activity. The carpet industry is huge and the process, from original manufacturing to disposal of used materials, is extremely important to us.

What’s the Best way to Dispose of Used Carpeting?

When it’s time to remove and replace carpeting, common procedure is to have municipal garbage carters take it away. In the past, their only option was to bring used carpets and rugs to landfills. With the start of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) in 2002, carpet recycling and reclamation is not only possible but on the rise.

CARE members work to develop and advance market-based solutions for post-consumer carpet diversion and recycling. In 2014, 185 million pounds of used carpeting were recycled, and 494 million pounds were diverted from landfills. Most carpet manufacturers are members of CARE and offer resources to aid the recycling effort. Recycling is available throughout the country and can be accessed locally at the Georgia Carpet Recovery facility in East Point.

Sustainable business practices for the protection of the environment benefit us all. At Caylor our mission is to be economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. We continue to deliver the highest quality industrial supplies that keep the mills producing top-quality carpets and rugs to meet consumer demand. With recycling now a viable option for carpeting at the end of its lifespan, we support the industry from start to finish!

As a Preferred Industrial Supplier Caylor Supports National Manufacturing Day this October

Caylor has been redefining industrial supplies for almost 36 years now! A family owned operation that has ties with industries like maintenance, engineering, construction and general contracting Caylor stands for precision, finesses, unparalleled skills, attention to detail, just in time deliveries and the ability to machine parts to custom specifications in a fast and cost effective way.

How Has Caylor Contributed to the Growth of US Manufacturing?

Caylor is a rare business that has mastered the use of forms and dies to create standardized parts serving bulk orders and also boasts top of the line capabilities in the field of tailoring products to serve industry specific needs. Caylor brings the best of two advantages together.

On one hand we are a market-recognized distributor of high quality alloys like carbon steel, stainless steel, steel, brass and bronze. On the other we adeptly leverage our expertise in techniques like milling, grinding, machining, welding, punching, shearing and drilling to create custom shapes covering angles, channels, bars, tubing, pipes, valves, fittings, flanges, zees, plates, sheets, coils & beams.

The businesses that work with us have the privilege of partnering with a provider who has complete control over all aspects of the items produced. Problems like raw material shortage, chipping of machined parts and deviance from specs do not plague consignments because we also act as a responsible distributor.

Caylor Industrial Sales has equipped clients with the ability to be agile in an ever changing market. We operate with the confidence of knowing that critical parts and assembly items will always reach them on time and in budget. This is an assurance worth a million dollars especially for businesses with interdependent production lines.

Caylor’s Sentiments about National Manufacturing Day:

Officially recognized as the most concerted manufacturing and production centric event on a national scale, Manufacturing Day generally falls on the first Friday of every October. This year it happens to be the 7th.

National Manufacturing Day relies on the involvement and participation of producers from all over the country who work with schools and colleges to throw open their inner working, their factory floors and the career opportunities available with them to young aspirants in an attempt to present the real picture to these workers of tomorrow.

The US is facing a Skill Gap that is widening by the year. Unless students realize that manufacturing as an alternative is a better paying, more secure and technically challenging prospect than most other careers, the Golden Era of manufacturing will not dawn in earnest.

Caylor supports this movement wholeheartedly. We have always upheld transparency in operations as a fundamental value and cherish our legacy of being a vital cog in manufacturing’s machine.

Do you Know the Carpet and Flooring Capital of the World?

There aren’t many places across the country that can boast about a strong community, a strong economy, and a strong sense of pride in their immediate area. Or, if they can, we haven’t heard from them! But in Dalton, we sure can! Our roots are here and as a company that supports the area’s industries we are proud to be a member of this thriving community. We’d like to tell you about our hometown…

Dalton is located in Northern Georgia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town was founded by Edward Dalton White in 1847 and went on to become a major city after completion of the railroad.

In the early 20th Century Catherine Evans Whitener began making bedspreads using an American tufting technique called candlewick embroidery. The bedspreads became very popular, and she began teaching others this hand-tufting technique.

The Whitener family formed the Evans Manufacturing Company in 1917, and this began the tradition of textile manufacturing in the area. The techniques used to manufacture the tufted bedspreads were eventually adopted as a means to make carpets and rugs.

By the 1950’s the carpet and flooring industry was thriving. Up-to-date machinery, technologies, and dyeing methods have created the modern industry we know today which produces a wide variety of carpeting and rugs, vinyl flooring, ceramics, tile, and laminates. This strong industry is still supporting many in the community. Companies such as Mohawk Industries are planning millions in capital investments as the company continues to grow. Sales this year are up as construction and the economy are rebounding.

Increased sales are due in part to the positive economy. Home prices and construction are on the rise as homeowners are tackling renovation projects that were on hold during the recession. Increased spending and demand for new products are having a positive impact on all industries.

As the carpet and flooring manufacturers of Dalton continue to meet the needs of the consumer base around the world, we are quietly supporting them. Caylor’s role in the community, as the leading industrial supplier, is simple—provide the highest quality products to keep manufacturing running at its highest levels. Our inventories are always ready to deliver valves, fittings, pipe and tube hangers, and custom machined parts for applications in maintenance, engineering, and construction projects.