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Caylor Industrial Weaves Safety into Work Culture

Numbers tell a grim story.

The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has come forth with information that sheds light on the dismal condition of safety at work in the United States. 13 people die on their jobs every day. These instances are steadily increasing. And 100% of these deaths are preventable.

Generally, a single employee succumbs to injuries or mishap. But the incident impacts the collective. Most fatalities occur in industries like construction, maintenance and engineering where balance, hand-eye coordination, and vigilance are the need of the hour. Any sort of distraction is a recipe for disaster and precipitates more accidents.

June is National Safety Month:

It is important for businesses to really understand the essence of the National Safety Month. It shouldn’t be observed as a token gesture to placate employees. Companies need to embed safety and safety best practices in work culture so that slips, falls, cuts, tears, explosions and deaths don’t happen because of negligence. A secure workforce is a productive workforce – one that is capable of hitting deadlines, innovating and focusing on quality.

As the number of preventable accidents decreases, employee morale peaks. And a marked absence of lawsuits and compensation demands also adds to the profit, bottom-line.

Businesses must:

  • Understand the risks posed to their employees based on their unique industry
  • Devise a slew of measures to mitigate them
  • Instruct workers to put these measures into practice – every day
  • Track improvements and tweak or reinforce concepts as needed

Handbook of Everyday Safety:

Caylor serves many industries including maintenance, engineering, construction and general contracting. Most of them have high fatality at work numbers.

As an expert in safety, commonly going 365+ days without an accident, we are here to spread some effective precautions to avert accidents:

  • If pipes collapse, they can cause a lot of damage. It is essential to secure tubing in place with pipe and tube hangers.
  • Falls from heights and scaffoldings claim the most lives. Employees should wear well-inspected body harnesses at all points of time and only work on platforms that are at least 10 feet away from power lines and well secured with quality braces, brackets, trusses and screw legs.
  • Ladders in use shouldn’t be damaged or distorted in any way and stairs need to be hemmed by handrails.
  • Chemical exposure is yet another hazard. Awareness is the best solution and employees need to recognize signs of volatility in the substances they use every day.
  • Heavy machinery can prove to be lethal if not handled right. Only highly trained operators should be allowed access to the machines and employees must maintain eye contact with the operator at all times when maneuvering around them.

Caylor believes in enforcing safety measures in our own factories and warehouses and provides top of the line components that ensure safety of customers in challenging industries.

If you want to learn more about Caylor Industrial Sales’ catalog, please call 706-226-3198.

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Ensuring Safety is a Responsibility in all Industries

We can’t say enough about safety. From employers to employees, safety is an issue that must always be a part of every project, every day. We all know that accidents can accidentally happen but they will happen less often if the proper equipment is used and proper safety procedures are followed.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal work injuries increased from 4,821 in 2014 to 4,836 in 2015. This total was the highest since 5,214 fatal injuries were reported in 2008. The construction industry saw a 2% rise in 2015, again the highest since 2008. Construction occupations recording their highest numbers of fatalities in years include laborers, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters.

As a full-service industrial supplier, our expertise spans all industries and equipment. We know about safety and best practices that should be instituted for each situation to keep people and places safe. Caylor carefully minds ANSI guidelines, OSHA laws and regulations, and NFPA codes and standards.

Because we understand the requirements of safety, our products are compliant with the most up-to-date industrial safety standards. Our high-quality components support all levels of safety—from the smallest safety issue (such as a leaky valve) to the largest (steam fittings). We serve the industrial marketplace and support electricians, plumbers, carpenters, roving truck-based maintenance technicians, HVAC specialists, general maintenance personnel, industrial equipment engineers, and construction professionals.

Following proper safety standards and using safety compliant products are a surefire way to complete a project without incident. Trusting your supplies from a qualified supplier like Caylor ensures you are starting in the safest way possible.

The experts here at Caylor are ready to help you make safe and smart decisions, no matter the type of project.

And remember–you can always get more information on our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts!

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!

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.

Introducing State-of-the-Art Products from Caylor Industrial!

Caylor Industrial Sales, Inc. supplies valves, fittings, and pipe & tube hangers to industrial markets in maintenance, engineering, construction, general contracting, and more. Caylor Industrial also services custom machined parts, pipe hangers and rollers, roller supports styles, and structural steel and metal alloys. Now, Caylor Industrial is excited to add new products to our expanding warehouse.

Caribou Coolers are extremely durable coolers with fully sealing gaskets. They come in 20L, 30L, and 55L sizes and are built to keep your contents cold. The reversible grip or slip feet will help keep the cooler just where you put it. When compared to the Yeti brand of products, Caribou Coolers have a larger capacity, are easier to carry because they weigh less, and have a lower price point.

Caribou Tumblers half image Aug. 2016In addition to the new line of Caribou Coolers are the Caribou Tumblers. They are made with a double-wall vacuum insulation, extremely durable, and easy to carry. They come in 12oz., 20oz., and 30oz. sizes with a Caribou Can Cooler. The embossed, see-through lid is BPA free.

Another great product Caylor Industrial now offers is the Showa N Dex 6105PF Biodegradable Glove. These gloves offer a high level of performance and protection against viruses and bacteria, have a cuff to prevent dirt from getting into the glove, are comfortable to wear, and the Eco Best Technology (EBT) not only protects the environment but reduces the carbon footprint. These gloves are latex and powder free with zero natural rubber latex proteins. They are recommended for gardening, food processing, chemical use, public utilities, petrochemical, janitorial, healthcare and pharmaceutical, automotive, and agriculture.

The professionals at Caylor Industrial Sales invite you to contact us to find out more about our products, services, and new line of coolers, tumblers, and biodegradable gloves. With over 36 years in business, Caylor Industrial Sales understands our customer’s needs and offers world-class customer service.

Earth Day Thought: Wastewater Treatment

Every April for the last 40+ years Earth Day has been a reminder of the importance of environmental conservation to protect the Earth for future generations. This movement brought awareness to environmental issues and initiated public policies to protect the water and air that we all need to survive. The Clean Water Act, a direct descendent of the Earth Day movement, was the foundation for establishing wastewater discharge control to “restore and maintain chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters.”

Today, centralized wastewater collection and treatment systems serve over 75% of the U.S. population, with 16,000+ municipal wastewater treatment facilities in operation. These facilities collect wastewater from homes, businesses, and industries and process it to remove pollutants such as pathogens, organic matter, ammonia, chemicals, and nutrients. If these pollutants enter back into the ecological systems, they are a serious risk to the health and well-being of waterways, animals, and humans.

Within a treatment facility, wastewater undergoes a series of physical, biological, and chemical processes. At each step pumps and valves move wastewater through the system so that the resulting effluent is clarified and safe for the environment. Unfortunately, many treatment facilities are old and in need of repair. Because they deal with harsh materials, improvements require the highest-quality components to maintain the highest level of operation.

The hardware and industrial supplies needed to keep these plants running should be from top-quality suppliers like Caylor Industrial. Our staff of experienced professionals deliver solutions that improve productivity and reliability in all types of wastewater treatment facilities. As treatment facilities age, choosing the right valves and fittings from a trusted source contributes to the effectiveness of pump systems to maintain high levels of environmental protection.

Caylor Industrial Sales is the company that has all the necessary products to serve the wastewater treatment industry that keeps the water clean and flowing. For more information on our products and services contact us today.

Industry Outlooks for 2016

The past few years have seen positive growth in many industries and 2016 is expected to continue this path as industries such as construction and manufacturing continue to rebound after the recession.

Both manufacturing and construction are expected to see growth in 2016. The MAPI Foundation’s report on manufacturing expects the industry to see 3.9% growth in 2016 on the combination of job growth and higher demand for replacement equipment. New construction starts are predicted to rise 6% in 2016 as the industry continues to expand.

The oil and gas industry has seen a drop in prices, but not yet a significant drop in production. Although the analysts are still out on how low prices can go, production is not falling and they expect to see prices rebound later in the year.

No matter what the experts say, industry will always need high quality parts and services to keep performing at optimal levels. At Caylor, we are the suppliers who provide the best there is in valves, fittings, and pipe and tube hanging components that serve in manufacturing, construction, and domestic energy production applications.

For example, we supply all the materials for construction of residential and commercial building projects including manufacturing facilities, office buildings, and homes and apartments. In manufacturing, piping and process systems rely on our products to ensure production continues to run smoothly and efficiently. With our custom machining services we also provide machined parts, valve brackets, turned parts, milled parts, grinded parts, pins, rods, and welded parts to meet precise specifications. Any application involving steam or water can benefit from the products we provide.

We are excited and looking forward to another year of serving the industrial market with the top-quality products we stand behind. For more information on Caylor’s products and services, and to see how we can help deliver quality to your application, contact us today!

All of us at Caylor Industrial Sales wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

The Benefits of Custom Machined Parts

Although many suppliers say they deliver custom machined parts, customers can often be left with a piece that is unsatisfactory. One leading cause of dissatisfaction is that suppliers will grab a part that Custom Machined Parts Feb. 2016 Blog Imagethey already have and modify the piece from there. At Caylor our promise is to save our customers from experiencing this kind of headache. When we say “custom” we mean just that.

Our Caylor Industrial team specializes in the production of high-quality machined parts, made to precise specifications, in order to meet all engineering requirements. The custom machining services provided by Caylor deliver outstanding quality and service no matter how complicated or challenging the part or procedure. Any type of part can be accommodated through our machining, turning, milling, grinding, and welding capabilities. This includes items such as valve brackets, pins, and rods.

The direct working relationship between Caylor and the fabrication facilities ensures that parts are produced to exacting standards and requirements. In every project we strive for accuracy and promptness from beginning to end. Our wide variety of available materials includes steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, Delrin®, and Lexan™, all of which enable you to have the parts you need when you need them.

With custom machining from Caylor you can avoid the hassle of dissatisfaction because we assist in every step of the process – creating parts your way and to your specifications. You can engineer your projects the way you want and we can provide the parts you need, no matter how big or small the order. Our capabilities can handle high volume production, short runs, and small machined parts.

Caylor customers have come to rely on the ease of our service and quality of parts delivered by custom capabilities. They have been able to fabricate equipment and systems without having to rework plans because of stock parts. Bottom line, custom machined parts solve designing and engineering challenges.

Let us help you put together the project you have in mind! Contact us for more information on Custom Machined Parts from Caylor!