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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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Recent Construction Growth Recap

Here at Caylor Industrial Sales, Inc., we’ve been in business for almost 37 years, supplying a wide range of valves, fittings, and pipe and tube hangers. Our services consist of custom machined parts, pipe hangers, pipe rollers, and roller supports styles. We also provide structural steel and metal alloys. So whether you’re an electrician, plumber, carpenter, roving truck-based maintenance technician, HVAC technician, locksmith, energy engineer, industrial equipment maintenance engineer, contractor, or work in general maintenance or GMP maintenance, Caylor has what you need to get the job done.

The latest construction updates are showing a growth in the majority of construction sectors. According to the Dodge Outlook Report, there will be steady, moderate growth in single family housing, commercial building, institutional building, and public works. Gains of up to 8% are expected in residential and non-residential building, with a 5% growth overall.

As your business prepares for an increasing job load, don’t forget that here at Caylor, we can help with all your industrial hardware needs. Whether you need products or solutions, we have the right answers for you. Our team of professionals can help with all of your general construction needs. We have delivered premium products to the marketplace for decades, and our customer service is the best in the business.

We offer solutions to help you eliminate waste, become more productive, and increase your bottom line. We believe in staying up to date on all the latest products and technology, and get you the information you need to get your projects done successfully.

To find out the latest on what’s going on in the general construction industry, we invite you to stay in touch with us. You can read our blog, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn, or like us on Facebook. If you need answers for a specific job, feel free to contact us at any time. We’re here to help you succeed and look forward to watching continued growth within our sector and the field.

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!

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!

The Importance of Mechanical & Industrial Contractors in the US Economy 2017

Construction will always be the backbone of the US economy. Over 2016 investments in both residential and industrial construction projects have increased. As reshoring strikes a chord with manufacturers and the country is slowly released from the grip of the recession, both mechanical and industrial contractors will play a more important role than ever before in helping the market grow.

Who are Mechanical Contractors & How Do They Contribute to the Economy?

According to the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, mechanical contracting companies are responsible for installation, alteration, and repair of plumbing, piping, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems in buildings and structures. A mechanical contractor is licensed and skilled to handle anything involving mechanical parts.

The fact that we owe modern amenities like regulated temperatures, clean breathing air, sanitary surroundings and effective drainage to mechanical contractors is something that most people are aware of. But these workers also save millions of dollars every year by performing their jobs well and ensuring that the units which define our modern life and productivity function optimally.

HVAC systems that aren’t installed or repaired properly lose their efficiency. They consume more energy to maintain a given output and increasing the demand for electricity. It may seem like a trivial issue when considered in the context of one residence. But imagine the same happening for thousands of homes and large industrial sites and the implications become clear.

The US loses billions of gallons of potable water every year because of poor sanitary systems and infrastructure. Money is squandered when defective drains allow moisture to seep through and adversely impact roofs and foundations of structures making collapses more likely.

A lot rests on the shoulders of mechanical contractors who apply their knowledge to enhance the longevity and proper utilization of valuable economic assets.

Who are Industrial Contractors & Where do They Figure?

Industrial contractors oversee key tasks within the industrial sector. They manage workers, guide mechanical contractors, supervise construction and demolition and budget projects.

They are not only responsible for keeping construction assignments on time and within estimated costs, they also determine the success of mechanical contractors to some extent. Since the selection, priming and support of these individuals are the domain of industrial contractors, their preparation and know-how is always reflected in the performance of their mechanical counterparts.

2017 will continue to see a spike in residential and commercial construction endeavors. The new government is aiming for a bullish market and the pay-offs will trickle down to positively influence purchase power. Both mechanical and industrial contractors will need to leverage their skills to support and perpetuate the business boom.

Caylor Industrial Sales Inc. is a full-service industrial supplier of valves, fittings, and pipe & tube hangers. We work in close collaboration with contractors throughout the industry.

Stay up to date with the latest in-field updates by following 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!

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.