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!

The Final Word on 2015

Yes, another 12 months have come and gone and we are about to end another year. This year was busy, successful, and interesting as the economy and manufacturing enjoyed modest growth and a sense of stability. Our connections to a wide range of industries (construction, manufacturing, plumbing, oil, electrical) and applications throughout all industrial sectors, enables us to interact with broad user base.

Over this past year we have reached out to our readers through our monthly blog posts to “talk” about general industry trends, specialized topics, and information regarding our products. The blog is our way to cover a wide range of topics we feel are important to our customers and a modern way to connect. We have featured topics on saving water (preventing leaks and using sprinkler systems) during summer drought conditions and preventing heat loss (benefits of pipe insulation) in winter.

Electricians benefited from a post about safety and proper fittings and conduit and in June we highlighted National Safety Month. To help construction workers and contractors be more productive, this post showcased industrial hardware and tools that improve organization and help meet the demands of the industry. Being a family owned and operated business means we consistently work toward providing the highest quality service and products to every customer. We explained our business ethics in this post.

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our customers and their industries with top-quality valves, fittings, and pipe and tube hanging supplies. From the Caylor family to yours, we wish you all the best. Happy Holidays!

Benefits of Pipe Insulation

Anyone who lives in a cold climate knows the benefits of insulation in attics and walls. What many people might not know about is that pipe and blanket insulation is a beneficial addition to protect and improve piping and valve systems.

Pipe Insullation Blog Image Nov. 2015Adding a layer of insulation to piping and valve assemblies prevents the detrimental problems that can occur if water freezes within the pipes. The insulation keeps the water from turning to ice, expanding, and  bursting the pipe, itself, which leads to costly damage. Although this is the most common reason for using pipe and blanket insulation, there are plenty of reasons to use these products on pipe and valve systems.

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Condensation on the pipe surface can lead to corrosion or rust, a very damaging problem. In humid and wet environments, pipe insulation can act as a barrier preventing the condensation from forming on the piping and reacting with the metal.

Energy Savings

When the temperature differential between the pipe (and the pipe’s contents) and the ambient air is significant, the heat loss and gain from the piping can be considerable. In cold spaces, hot water in the piping system will lose heat and in hot air, cold water in the pipe heats up. Adding a layer of insulation will minimize the heat loss, gain cycle and prevent wasting energy to make up for lost or gained energy.

Safety

In industrial applications piping can be operating at extremely low or high temperatures. There is potential danger in touching the piping if it is too hot or too cold. Insulation protects workers against burns from inadvertently coming in contact with the piping. Insulation brings a piping and valve system into a safe range for workers.

Noise Control

Noise has a sneaky way of traveling through pipework. In commercial buildings, apartment complexes, and industrial settings, insulating the piping and valves is a valid method to reduce noise. It acts as an acoustic decoupler by preventing noise transfer when pipes pass through a fixed structure such as a floor or wall and lowers the noise of the materials moving through the systems.

Thermal and Acoustic Blanket Insulation from Caylor is the ideal product to keep piping and valves at their optimal levels of performance while preventing devastating pipe bursts. With an average reduction of 93% of thermal loss over bare meatal and average sound reduction of 6 dBa, the addition of insulation is the ideal solution to extreme temperatures.

For additional information on maintaining a piping system in extreme temperatures, please contact us or visit our website.

Safety is a Major Concern for Electricians and the Systems They Install

It’s easy to overlook how dangerous electricity can be since we interact with it every moment of every day. Electrical systems range from general wiring to elaborate fire and security systems. Electricity isn’t an easy DIY project and should only be trusted to licensed electricians who understand the importance of following and adhering to safety codes and standards.

Electricians are well versed in the specifications of the National Fire Protection Association’s National Electrical Code®. In all 50 states the NFPA 70 code is the “benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards.” Meeting the requirements means using hardware and equipment that also meets the specifications put forth in the NEC.

Many industries struggle with electrical service in areas that could Electric Image Oct. Blogpose potential hazards. For example, in food plants, wet or dusty environments could cause electrical system malfunctions if not properly installed or maintained. In new construction, questions regarding the type of conduit and fittings must be addressed so that all components are suitable to meet code requirements.

As a premier provider of industrial and hardware supplies, we are able to provide the products that will meet all aspects of electrical projects and code requirements. With extensive experience in all types of industrial and commercial sectors, we are the ideal supplier to work with on any type of project. With an inventory that includes a wide range of fittings, pipe hangers, tube hangers, pipe rollers, supports, structural steel and metal alloy products, we have whatever an electrician needs to safely complete the job.

In addition to stock items, Caylor offers custom machining services to provide specific products needed for unique requirements. No matter what type of project an electrician is working on, we have the highest quality supplies to meet all necessary code requirements.

 

Contractors and Construction Workers are More Productive and Stay Organized with the Right Industrial Hardware, Tools and Supplies

U.S. construction activity has been building a lot of momentum this year, according to recent reports and what we’ve been seeing and hearing in the industry. Construction employment continues to grow, rising to the highest levels since February 2009. ConstructionCitizen.com states, “Residential construction employment (residential building and specialty trade contractors) climbed by 8,500 for the month [May] and 149,000 (6.5%) over 12 months. Nonresidential construction employment (building, specialty trades, and heavy and civil engineering construction) increased by 8,600 and 124,300 (3.3%), respectively.” In layman’s terms, construction businesses are increasingly busy and there is no end in foresight. To do our jobs well, and to be as effective and organized as possible, everyone working within the construction industry needs the right industrial hardware and tools. We’ve got the industrial hardware and supplies that contractors and construction workers need to keep up with the industry’s demands at Caylor Industrial, including these newly released products:

  • M18 FUEL™ Magnet Drills offer unmatched productivity and safety:  The newest additions to the M18 FUEL™ line, the M18 FUEL™ 1-1/2” Magnetic Drill and the M18 FUEL™ 1-1/2” Lineman Magnetic Drill use the most advanced drilling Milwuakee M18 Magnetic Drill Caylor Blog Imagetechnologies available today. These new drills, which started shipping on July 15th, are faster than their corded counterparts, they deliver the strongest magnetic hold on ¼” steel, and they can drill up to (4) 13/16” holes per charge. They’re so effective and safe because both new drills utilize permanent magnets, and the magnetic bases operate without electricity. This means the magnet does NOT deactivate if the battery drains.
  • Be more productive and more organized with Milwaukee’s Jobsite Organizer: The Jobsite Organizer started shipping in June and it is considered to be the most versatile organizer on the market today. Not only are construction industry workers using the Jobsite Organizer, but workers in just about any industry – HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and farming and agriculture. All can be more productive and organized with this new product. The Jobsite Organizer provides users with more space to help with efficiency, providing up to 20% more capacity than competitive units. It features mountable bins Milwuakee Jobsite Organizer Caylor Blog Imagethat can be stacked and attached together. But, the best part about this feature is that you still have full access to each bin when you’ve attached them together! This isn’t the only exceptional feature: Users say that what they like best about the Jobsite Organizer is that it helps them with productivity. Because it features “no-travel bin seals” with integrated weather seals, they prevent contents from migrating between bins during transport, and also protect contents from being damaged by water, saving users time and money.

Reach out to us at Caylor Industrial Sales by calling 706-226-3198 or by emailing us at info@caylorindsales.com. We’d be happy to tell you more about these great new products and the rest of the helpful products that we offer. We are a full-service industrial supplier of tools, hardware, valves, fittings, pipe and tube hangers, and more. Here at Caylor we are ready to provide you with the information and tools you need to stay organized and increase productivity, no matter what industry you’re in!

Ethics Drive Our Business Philosophy and Approach at Caylor Industrial Sales

Say the word “ethics” and the varied reactions you get depend on Ethics blog image 3how an individual defines the word, their own beliefs on right versus wrong, and the execution to the approach of getting something done the “right” way. Say the word “ethics” in regards to industrial supply warehouses that offer valves, fittings, pipes, tube hangers, and other industrial hardware, and you get the gist of how we run business at Caylor Industrial Sales. There is very little interpretation available for something so concrete. In fact, BusinessDictionary.com defines “ethics” as “the basic concepts and fundamental principles of decent human conduct.” In other words, how we treat one another, and the type of quality service we provide.

However you define “ethics,” you can rest assured that business at Ethics blog image 1Caylor Industrial has been built on a solid foundation as such. We are determined to provide our customers with the highest of quality products and services. All of our products are supplied from the best manufacturers in the industry, and each (pipes, valves, fittings, tubing, structural steel and more)go through a quality-control (QC) process to meet our high expectations and standards, in order to see our customers’ needs in the most ethical way.

Our business practices are, and have always been, concentrated on Ethics blog image 2helping our customers succeed in business. We recognize that time is valuable. We understand the constraints of working within budgets. We know that quality is of the utmost importance. As a direct result, we stock the products our customers use the most, and constantly strive to expand our product line.

Since our business first began in 1980, Caylor Industrial has recognized the importance of completing timely work without jeopardizing the quality. When someone looks for fittings, valves, pipes and other industrial hardware, we supply the high-quality hardware they need as quickly as possible. All in all, ethics drive our business philosophy and Ethics blog image 4approach. We know we’ve said this before, but we will continue to say it again: Our company was built on service, and 35 years later we continue to live by that rule at Caylor Industrial Sales.

Sprinkler Systems Can Help to Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken States

Water, irrigation and drought are popular news topics in 2015, and rightly so. “California is facing an unprecedented water crisis, with 98 percent of the state experiencing some level of drought, and 44 percent experiencing extreme drought,” says Anthony LaFetra, Drought NYT Article ImagePresident of Rain Bird Corporation, manufacturers of irrigation products, in a statement on the company’s website. In April this year, California Governor Jerry Brown ordered the first-ever mandatory statewide water rationing. A recent New York Times article quotes Governor Brown as saying, “We are embarked upon an experiment that no one has ever tried,” regarding his mandate that Californians cut their water use by 25 percent.

In his statement on the Rain Bird website, LaFetra also says that, according to the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), more than half of all residential water use in California takes place outdoors. He adds, “The ACWA also estimates that California residents tend to over-water outdoor plants and lawns by as much as 60 percent. These statistics indicate a tremendous opportunity to use this valuable resource more efficiently throughout California and the rest of the world.” LaFetra also says that Governor Brown’s mandate “has brought a long-standing issue to the forefront of the state’s consciousness—perhaps even to the world’s. The conversation has finally turned from how we should use less water to how we must use less water.” This is where and how sprinkler systems and irrigation products can help to conserve water in California and other drought-stricken states.

It’s not just California that is experiencing a drought, and it’s not just today, in 2015, that officials are worried about: Drought conditions are predicted to impact a large part of the country in the coming decades, too. A recent study by scientists from NASA, Columbia University and Cornell University predicts that there is a Nat Geo Drought Image“megadrought” on its way. As reported by National Geographic, the study says “the chances of a 35-year or longer ‘megadrought’ striking the Southwest and central Great Plains by 2100 are above 80 percent if the world stays on its current trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions.” Looking ahead, and right now, water conservation needs to be taken seriously.

When it comes to conserving water resources, residences and commercial properties, plus businesses and industries that rely on irrigation systems to get their jobs done, can all use their irrigation and sprinkler systems to their advantage and comply with mandatory regulations regarding water use, when necessary. Irrigation systems can help everyone use water wisely, and use water efficiently. At Caylor Industrial, we supply the necessary valves, parts and components for the installation and maintenance of water-efficient irrigation systems for homes, schools, parks, sports fields, golf courses, businesses, farms, and any location with a sprinkler system or an irrigation system. Contact us with any questions you may have, or visit our online catalog to find the irrigation valves, fittings and parts you need.