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  • 07/24/19
    Kim Melton & Phil Tucker
    As we continue to see a cultural shift toward supporting and implementing sustainability, recycling and sustainable manufacturing processes are becoming substantially more prominent. When it comes to materials like fiberglass insulation, it’s a one-two punch as this is a material that can substantially improve a building’s energy efficiency, and it is made from glass, a rapidly renewable and readily recyclable material.more...
  • 07/24/19
    American Recycler
    In Georgia, for instance, Pratt Industries stopped accepting glass from DeKalb County’s curbside recycling program when it opened a new plant in September 2015. The company said it considered glass a contaminant in the stream, because the material damaged its equipment. The company later said it was developing a network of locations where consumers could drop off glass for recycling.more...
  • 07/24/19
    NAIMA
    The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the results of a recent survey of its members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products in 2017.  The survey includes data from both U.S. and Canadian manufacturing facilities.more...
  • 07/24/19
    Diana Kirsanova-Phillips
    Third-party certification is widely recognized as playing an integral role in helping companies demonstrate their environmental, sustainability, and safety achievements to their customers and stakeholders.  As a certification body, the question we are most frequently asked is what qualifies us to do this work.more...
  • 06/12/19
    Jack Bittner & Kim Melton
    Maintenance and turnarounds are challenging, time-consuming endeavors, but they are absolutely necessary to keep a plant running safely and efficiently. While most plants typically schedule maintenance on a regular basis, an entire unit might run 3 – 5 years before it receives any maintenance, and some units can actually run up to 10 years before undergoing a major turnaround. The infrequency of maintenance and turnarounds can make it difficult to find a rhythm to work out kinks in the process.more...
  • 06/12/19
    Authur Davidson
    The turnaround industry is being hit hard by the baby boomer retirement tidal wave. Every day sees another 10,000 skilled workers evaporate from our national talent pool, leaving behind two classes of people: those who are fully qualified to carry on and those who are not. This quickly sets in motion a two-pronged cycle downward: First, the remaining skilled workers are stuck carrying the bulk of the load, becoming burned out and resentful of less skilled employees who are not carrying theirmore...
  • 06/12/19
    Authur Davidson
    History will never forget the name George S. Patton. This World War II superhero was the combat general who charged into Sicily, swept across France like a tidal wave and blazed through Germany, capturing 10,000 square miles of enemy territory in just 10 short days! He was the Nazis’ worst nightmare. Much is known of his military genius and bravery, but what is little known is that the heart of his strategy was materials and logistics.more...
  • 06/12/19
    AMACS
    A planned shutdown or plant turnaround can come with a significant cost and hit to operating budgets. These shutdowns may even come to the attention of an operation’s boards of directors and shareholders, as well as have an effect on inventory supply and client relationships. Therefore, it is essential that plants manage shutdowns and turnarounds, as efficiently as possible. Given AMACS’ extensive experience in this area, we’d like to share these 10 crucial steps to a successful turnaround.more...
  • 06/12/19
    Brennan Hall & Kim Melton
    If you look at a duct wrap insulation data sheet, you may notice that there are two different R-Values listed: Installed R-Value and Out-of-Package R-Value. These two R-Values reflect the difference in thermal performance that occurs when you compress the insulation during installation (installed R-value) from the thermal performance of the insulation directly out of the package (out-of-package R-value).more...
  • 06/12/19
    DIY Staff
    When insulating ducts, understanding the meaning and impact of R-Values and insulation thicknesses is essential to getting the most efficient, affordable outcome on your heating installation project. The ratings provide a guide for homeowners that determines the effectiveness of the insulation, making it easier to choose the right insulation for your home.  Proper insulation can save homeowners time and money, while conserving energy for a greener future.Click here to learn more about howmore...