The diameter tape measure easily figures the diameter of a pipe or pipeline. All you have to do is wrap it around the pipe, and read off the diameter. Here are its mysteries..
Why is the “zero” mark not at the beginning of the tape? It is a couple inches away from the beginning of the tape.
Why does the end of the tape have a “loop” instead of a “hook”?
Why are some calibrated in 100ths of an inch, and some in 64ths of an inch, and some in millimeters?
By having the zero mark away from the beginning of the tape, you can easily line up the other part of the tape to the zero mark.
Since zero is not at the end of the tape, there is no need to have a hook there. What is helpful, is to have a metal loop to hold onto, when wrapping the tape around the pipe.
Different strokes for different folks. Automotive repair people prefer the 64ths of an inch calibration. Oilfield people prefer the 100ths of an inch version. And of course, some people use the metric system of measurement.
Have you given any thought to your Halloween costume yet? Maybe something scary or funny, or maybe (like some of us) this isn’t your favorite holiday and you prefer to just leave it to the kids to dress up.
Either way, you’ll need to prepare for a night of trick-or-treating, and the most important accessory for that is a Maglite flashlight.
Pipe Tally Books are normally used by workers in oilfields. They keep track of the
exact time that a section of pipe is attached to the drilling rig. Also they record the length and diameter of the pipe. These drilling workers need a heavy duty book that can easily fit into their pocket. That’s a short history of tally books. But here are some things you might not have known about these special books:
Anyone who works outdoors and needs to keep records, can use a tally book. Other users are foresters, wind energy inspectors, handymen, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and waterworks people.
The pages are sewn in, for durability. A little ring binder wouldn’t be as durable.
A new option for the pages is the sewn water-resistant Stone Pad. If you try to tear a sheet, it just stretches a little. You can’t tear it.
The cover is made of high grade vinyl, which comes in colors to coordinate with your company logo. This gives the book a high resistance to rain and abrasion.
Got a favorite pen or pencil? Since these books are custom made, they can have a pen loop built into them.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month where people nationwide spread awareness about the disease.
Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, but thankfully today’s technology and medical innovations have provided many more treatment options than in the past.
Your company, no matter the size, can help:
-Share an employee’s story
-Hold a company fundraiser and give out pink engraved flashlights
-Change your website’s color to pink
-Volunteer time at a race, while carrying an engraved flashlight
-Have a “Wear Pink” day at your office
Early detection is key, so please talk to your doctor about the best plan for you.
It comes as no surprise that the most successful companies are those with the best customer service. How can you improve the efficiency, quality, and reliability of yours this week? After all, it is National Customer Service Week.
First, you need to define how you can transform your customer service from just “meh” to “ah-may-zing!”.
Always answer the phone
Listen to your employees; happy employees will lead to better service
Take constructive criticism- complaints can become opportunities
Hire & train employees properly
The next question, once you’ve attracted your customers, is how can you keep them coming back? What incentives or gifts with your logo can you give them?
If you are a business owner, here are powerful ways to present a Maglite engraved with your logo. Don’t ever give a quality gift in a casual manner.
Present the Maglites® at the annual business banquet.
Give them as safety awards at your yearly safety meeting.
Give them one at a time, as each recipient walks up to the podium beside you.
Take a group picture of all the employee recipients, and include it in the press release you give to the newspapers.
When visiting your best customers, present the Maglite® to them as soon as you greet them. That is the sole purpose of your visit. Even so, they might use the opportunity to buy your product or services.
Following this advice will make your investment give you many rewards.