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Keeping Pace With The Present Fabricating Environment

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Business | Comments Off on Keeping Pace With The Present Fabricating Environment

Keeping Pace With The Present Fabricating Environment

If you have been around the press brake for a while, it is very likely that you have acquired knowledge on the way it works in the fabrication of sheet metal. You’ll probably know that there are modern press brakes that are much safer and do not require human intervention like their predecessors. These highly sophisticated automated press brakes are designed to keep pace with the present fabricating environment.

Metal fabrication shops have to adapt to changes in the market by adding new technology and services to speed up delivery times. According to Justin Copp, co-owner and general manager of Brunswick,in the past years, their company has to compete with larger big-box centres and sophisticated job sites in the Winnipeg area. Margins were tight and they have to control their inventories.

In 1970, the business was launched by the Copp brothers as a salvage company but later moved to selling new steel in the 1980’s. Today, the company processes sheet and plate steel up to 6” thick including bars, tubing and beam stock. Throughout the history of the company, they have always pushed for value-added processing of steel that is sold in their shop.

Recently, Brunswick invested in two 5-KW CO2 lasers, a high definition plasma table, two multi-head oxy-fuel torch tables to process steel plates that are 6 inches thick, four saws, and two press brakes. The lasers were placed in the outbuilding that also contained the two press brakes. However, this situation is not ideal because of the space constraints.

The owners knew that they had to redesign the shop particularly since they would be upgrading the laser technology to a fibre machine that includes a 16-shelf tower. They sought advice from an outside consultant to improve the movement of materials and enhance process flow. Part of the facility has to be reconfigured to create a vertical space and save floor space.

A few disruptive changes can make a workflow more efficient. If heavy machines like the press brake are reconfigured so that the operator does not need to constantly move, it will generate a significant effect on production. Stock must be 100% accessible without the need to move other steel away.

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TAT Advices Monsoon Travelers To Check Weather When Visiting

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Boat | Comments Off on TAT Advices Monsoon Travelers To Check Weather When Visiting

TAT Advices Monsoon Travelers To Check Weather When Visiting

According to TAT or Tourism Authority of Thailand, travellers are advised to be vigilant when traveling during the monsoon season. Those who are planning visit Thailand dive sites should make sure to follow safety guidelines that have been put in place by the country to avoid accidents and unfortunate occurrence.

When visiting the country during the monsoon season, tourists should be updated with the daily weather of the area where they are in. They can find official updates from the Thai Meteorological Department or TMD. The department will be able to forecasts upcoming heavy rains, storms especially rough weathers among other things. Regular alerts are also posted by the TMD with regards to mud slide, regular flood and flash flood. For those going near the Andaman Sea, updated about coastal threats and high waves can also be predicted by the department.

In case of a particularly heavy monsoon rain, it is possible for the tour operators to suspend or delay the tourist activities they have scheduled beforehand because the responsibility rests on their shoulders. It is more likely if there are known risks in terms of the tourists’ safety and health or if there are threats present.

Activities that are most likely to be suspended or delayed include ferry transfers, white-water rafting, diving, mountain trekking, sailing, zip lining, snorkelling and bungee jumping. It is common for tourists to hunt for Thailand dive sites but this activity is suspended especially during the rainy season. Majority of the activities in tourist hots pots, however, are operating as usual.

The monsoon season of the southwestern part of Thailand starts on the month of May until October while the heavy rains are usually experienced on September. Phuket has the highest number of rains all year round because it is close to the Andaman Sea. Monsoon season means that majority of the tiny islands in the country are close to tourists.

For those boarding a ferry from one island to another, the trips are choppier during monsoon and there are weather updates every hour which will determine if the trips will continue or not. It is best to go during the summer months when checking out Thailand dive sites in order to avoid accidents.

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Some Tips When Choosing Stone Wall Tiles For Your Home

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Events | Comments Off on Some Tips When Choosing Stone Wall Tiles For Your Home

Some Tips When Choosing Stone Wall Tiles For Your Home

The stone wall tiles come in various sizes, colours and patterns. For this reason, you can be overwhelmed when your left to choose the right wall tiles for your bathroom, kitchen or any other rooms in your house. Below are some tips in making you choose the best wall tiles for your project:

Neutral Colours Mean Larger Rooms

If you choose neutral or light colours with bigger tiles, you’ll make a small room look bigger. It will also be easier and faster to lay and grout. If you use lesser grout, you can do less cleaning.

Have a Tidy Look

Consider the space you plan to cover before opting for stone wall tiles.  For flat areas, bigger tiles provide a tidier look. For smaller or curved areas, mosaic tiles are ideal for flexibility.

Use Specific Wall Tiles

Stick to tiles designed for use on walls. Tiles made for the flooring may be too heavy and will not work on walls. Although there are exceptions, many wall tiles are created lighter to allow easy installation and maintenance.

Emphasise Your Style

Mix and match rectangular wall tiles with strips of marble or glass mosaics to complement the furnishings surrounding the room. Choose colours that highlight the dimension of the room. Choose stone wall tiles that work with the purpose of every room.

Easy to Clean

If you were to add wall tiles in your kitchen, cover more areas to protect it from running water, keep it easier to clean, while adding style to your kitchen. Generally, wall tiles are easier to clean rather than painted timber or concrete.

Modern or Soft

Rectified wall tiles will enhance a modern room, while padded edge tiles will modify the look of the room. Rectified wall tiles are tiles cut on accurate sizes allowing them to be laid closely. The rectified tile is beneficial when you use less grout to prevent dirt and grime. It also implies that lesser cleaning is required.

Certainly, you need to choose stone wall tiles from reputable providers. They are the experts when it comes to various wall tiles to use and they can surely recommend high-quality products to use.

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Why You Should Stay In Hotel Rooms In Rayong

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Business | Comments Off on Why You Should Stay In Hotel Rooms In Rayong

Why You Should Stay In Hotel Rooms In Rayong

Rayong, a small fishing town isn’t very popular, as compared to its neighbours like the Koh Islands, Pattaya and Bangkok. However, it has managed to exude its authentic charm and has been a favourite among young urbanites. It is accessible from Bangkok through a two-hour drive and a 45-minute ferry ride from KohSamet. To explore the unspoiled beach town, you need to stay in a marvellous hotel rooms in Rayong for your accommodation.

With its immaculate beaches, beautiful foliage, hustling markets, local sites, and vibrant nightlife, you can spend a magnificent holiday in Rayong. So below are what you can do in this area:

  • Mae Ramphung Beach

Walk on the soft gold sands of the eastern coast at Mae Ramphung Beach. Here you’ll find a long line of casuarina trees, while the beach offers you several food shacks offering local delights and delectable seafood. The beach is so perfect for swimming, paddling or simply relaxing with an ice-cold drink. The beach is cut in half by a delightful park of palm-fringed gardens, so you have a perfect place to rest. You may want hotel rooms in Rayong near the beach.

  • KhaoChamao-Khao Wong National Park

This national park nurtures tropical forests with plentiful flora and fauna. You can trail down the wilderness and see the wildlife resting in their natural habitat. Aside from the breath-taking scenery it provides, you can provide yourself some tent or lodges for adventurers. Or better, you can ensure your booked in hotel rooms in Rayong for convenience.

  • Rayong Aquarium

It’s a tourist spot most suited for all ages. Here you’ll find diverse marine lives of stingrays, sharks, turtles, and wide range of colourful fishes like the clown fish. In the aquarium, you’ll also find the fossil museum where you see extinct animals and rare species. There are also exhibitions like the lives of fishermen and their fishing tools. So, if you’re coming to Rayong with your kids, this place is a must-see.

Rayong will allow you to see its untouched beauty. It’s an ideal destination for sunseekers. So, ensure that you’re booked in the nearest hotel rooms in Rayong for your accommodation. You will see how convenient it is to move around and see the best of this beautiful, small town.

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Philippine Floriculture Faces Decline In Production Due To Climate Change

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Flower | Comments Off on Philippine Floriculture Faces Decline In Production Due To Climate Change

Philippine Floriculture Faces Decline In Production Due To Climate Change

Rose, chrysanthemum, and orchid cut flowers are some of the popular products of the floriculture industry in the Philippines, but statistics show that there has been a decrease in production up to 4.94% since 2016.

 

Statistics

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the production of chrysanthemum, rose, and orchid cut flowers reached its peak in 2004 at 23, 618 metric tonnes. However, this level of production did not go well over the years as between 2004 and 2018, there has been a steady decline, as shown in the data gathered by the PSA.

 

Rising prices

The decreasing production of the flowers has led to price increase in such a short period of time. Wilma Eron, a local flower vendor, explained that she had to increase the price of the flowers she sells in just a matter of seven days. Wow Juanson, another florist and vendor, explains that the prices rely on the suppliers. He adds that if the supply is low, the suppliers can increase the price because they know that others don’t really have much choice but to buy.

 

Competition

Managing Director for Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plants Incorporated Angel P. Puentespina says that the country is facing tough competition against the floriculture industry in Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and China.

 

Challenges

However, the declining production of flowers is just a sign of a greater problem, says Puentespina. She cites climate change as a major factor in the production of the majority of cut flowers in the country. She explains that there were areas that used to be cooler before, but because of climate change, these places have become warmer. This, in turn, makes the place and the plants growing in it more susceptible to insects and other pests. This is already a challenge in and of itself, but farmers then have to spend more on insecticides, which is yet another problem. She adds that smarter farming techniques need to be followed to help the flowers thrive despite the challenges that are arising, like using secure greenhouses, instead of nets for shade. She believes that addressing climate change would help improve production and encourage investors.

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