Today, let’s write! What is your preferred writing utensil: pen or pencil? Personalized pens can become annoying if you make a mistake, but pencils always need sharpened. Today is National Pencil Day, so let’s give the pencil a turn!
Did you know…
Graphite was discovered around 1500, becoming the core of the common pencil
The center of the pencil is still referred to as “lead”, even though it is actually graphite
The delicate graphite sticks were originally wrapped in string or sheepskin
How much thought do you put into where your food comes from? Most people just stroll into the grocery store and happily buy a variety of fresh produce all year long without thinking, “How am able to buy raspberries in the middle of the winter?”
This week is National Ag Week, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. It became a recognized week in America in 1973.
How can you support America’s agriculture community this week?
At long last, winter is over, and today is the first day of spring!
Foresters, linemen, cable guys, contractors, pipeline installers, well drillers, surveyors, and engineers everywhere will finally be able to enjoy the nice weather while using their tally books. But, just in case the weather turns rainy, don’t worry- they all have vinyl covers to protect the pages.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today, in America at least, it tends to be a holiday revolved around drinking and celebrating the “luck of the Irish.” But do you really know the background behind this holiday?
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to Ireland
The holiday began in early 17th century
Legend says St. Patrick used the 3-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans
How can you celebrate today?
Since many cities are canceling parades and festivals due to coronavirus concerns, wearing green is the next best thing you can do to celebrate.
Adding green promotional Maglites to you and your customers’ wardrobes today will surely help you stand out.
Even if you’re not a mathematician, I think it’s safe to say that most people know the symbol .
But do you remember what it actually represents? Here’s a quick math lesson: It’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference (the distance around the circle) to its diameter (edge to edge, measuring through the center). Today is March 14th (3.14), but most math nerds like to celebrate it as #PiDay!
Did you also know..
is constant for any circle, any size
Continues to infinity
In 1706 William Shaw, a Welsh mathematician, introduced the symbol.
In 2010 a Japanese engineer and an American computer scientist broke the record for most digits calculated past the decimal: 5 trillion!
If you need to calculate the diameter of a tree trunk, pipe, or anything cylindrical, you will need a diameter tape measure. Just use it to measure the circumference, and it will calculate the diameter for you!
Lufkin and Pi-Cobra are the two main brands of diameter tape measures that we carry. If you’re a regular user of these unique and useful tape measures, you know their special skill: measuring the diameter of pipes or other cylindrical items.
How many days a week do you get takeout for lunch?
How often do you pack your lunch?
Getting takeout is definitely the easier option- no meal prep or planning required, no dishes to do later, and more choices. But it is more expensive, and can definitely tempt you to eat foods that you should probably avoid.
Today is #PackYourLunchDay, a day where you can take the first step towards packing your lunch on a more regular basis, and becoming more mindful about what you eat. Once you start prepping your own meals, it is so easy to eat healthier.
Some easy things to pack beyond the boring ol’ sandwich:
Endless types of salads- pack them full of protein!
Rice/grain bowls- add protein and veggies
Soups & stews
Here are the necessary travel tumblers and Thermos items to help pack your yummy lunch:
For Your Food- keeps it hot for up to 9 hrs or cold up to 14 hrs & comes with a built-in spoon!
For Your Water-
For your post-lunch caffeine break- keeps drinks hot for 7 hours-
It’s time for a history lesson! Today is International Women’s Day, a day that carries a lot more history than you might think. In the United States at least, it has gained momentum and popularity in recent years.
Did you know…
1909: idea began by Socialist Party of America in NYC
1917: made a national holiday in Soviet Union, after women gained the right to vote. Mainly recognized by only socialist and communist countries
1960s: women’s rights groups worldwide called for equal pay, equal opportunity, reproductive rights, child care, violence prevention, overall gender equality
1975: holiday adopted by United Nations
This week, in celebration of #IWD2021, your company can help recognize women’s rights and promote equality in the workforce. Why not pass out Maglite flashlights to all of your female employees to help inspire your whole company to support everyone equally? Here are just a few they would appreciate:
A company is only as good as its employees, right? It can have all of the best mangers and bosses, but if the employees don’t feel appreciated, they won’t put in as much effort into their work, and will ultimately go looking for a new job.
Today is #EmployeeAppreciationDay, a day for all companies in all industries to focus on thanking their employees for all of their time and hard work. This show of appreciation will, in turn, strengthen the bond between employer and employee, and result in improved retention rates and increased productivity.