A Comprehensive Guide to Hand and Power Tool Safety

by | Monday, July 8, 2024 |

Don’t risk the safety of your teams – and your compliance with OSHA – when using hand and power tools on the job site. Here’s what to know to stay safe.

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What Are Punchout Catalogs?

by | Thursday, June 6, 2024 |

Are you tired of the time and resources your team spends maintaining product catalogs for your customers' procurement systems? No matter your industry, you know how critical it is to have accurate, up-to-date information available to your buyers. But manually syncing catalog data across multiple platforms can be a major drain on productivity – plus, it can lead to errors and inconsistencies.

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Protecting Your Eyes in the Workplace

by | Thursday, May 2, 2024 |

Eye safety is a critical aspect of workplace safety that often goes overlooked (pun intended!). Caring for your eyes on the job site or in the workplace may seem less important than your head or hands, but the truth is that your eyes are just as vulnerable to injury.

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Why Instrument Calibration Is More Important Than You Might Expect

by | Wednesday, April 10, 2024 |

When was the last time you thought about the accuracy of the tools and instruments you use in your manufacturing process? If you're like most people, calibration might not be at the forefront of your mind. However, at Alta Max, we understand that proper instrument calibration is crucial to ensuring the quality and consistency of your products.

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A Guide To Choosing The Best Work Gloves

by | Tuesday, March 5, 2024 |

Your hands are the most versatile and essential tools in the workplace – making their protection from on-the-job hazards a top priority for maintaining employee productivity and safety. Hand dangers lurk around every corner, from chemicals and abrasive surfaces to splinters, broken glass, cuts, and scrapes. The US Department of Labor reports that hand injuries account for nearly 25% of all lost-time industrial injuries, totaling 110,000 annually.

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Why Invest In High-Security Fencing?

by | Thursday, February 8, 2024 |

When it comes to protecting sensitive facilities and assets, robust perimeter security is essential. High-security fencing provides a physical barrier tailored to defend against intrusions and unauthorized access. Compared to standard chain link or privacy options, these formidable fence systems are specifically designed to be trespass-resistant with features that deter, detect, delay, and deny entry.

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Head Protection with OSHA-Approved Safety Helmets

by | Saturday, December 23, 2023 |

Learn about the latest OSHA guidelines on safety helmets. Equip your workforce with OSHA-recommended safety helmets from Alta Max.

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Intelligent Locks for Smarter Container Logistics: A Look at E-Seals

by | Tuesday, November 21, 2023 |

Lost cargo. Damaged goods. Security breaches. These nightmares plague supply chain managers worldwide as billions of dollars of products move through global container shipping each year. How can companies ensure their valuable shipments stay secure and intact with so much at stake?

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Creating An Unforgettable Experience in Distribution

by | Monday, October 30, 2023 |

Have you ever found yourself in a relentless cycle of trying to outdo competitors by offering lower prices or boasting superior products, only to find your sales figures stagnating or, worse, dwindling? Industrial distribution is evolving, with a traditional focus on product features and price competitiveness now giving way to a more dynamic factor...

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Are You Using The Correct Security Seal?

by | Saturday, September 30, 2023 |

Security seals play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of various shipments and assets, providing an extra layer of protection against tampering and unauthorized access. Yet, despite their importance, understanding the complexities of security seals can be a daunting task, especially for those who may be new to the industry where seals play an important role.

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Why Compliance with ISO 17712 Standards for High-Security Seals Is Essential

by | Wednesday, August 23, 2023 |

One way to protect shipments is by using high-security seals designed to ensure a container has not been opened or tampered with during transport. ISO 17712 standards are the most widely accepted globally-recognized standard for these types of seals, making them an essential part of any secure international shipping system.

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Investing in Disaster Preparedness: A Smart Move for Your Businesses

by | Thursday, July 27, 2023 |

In an era where unpredictability is the new normal, it's more important than ever for businesses to stay one step ahead. Whether it's a natural disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane – or a man-made one like a cyber attack – unexpected crises can cause substantial disruptions. More than just the physical infrastructure, these disasters can lead to business discontinuity, financial losses, and a tarnished reputation.

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Heat Exhaustion Prevention and Preparedness

by | Saturday, July 1, 2023 |

Working in the summer often means dealing with higher temperatures, especially in fields such as construction, manufacturing, shipping, and similar industries. And while many jobs require a willingness to work through uncomfortable conditions, ensuring your workers are safe and healthy in the summer should be a priority.

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What Are Active and Passive RFID Tags?

by | Tuesday, June 6, 2023 |

RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags are used to store and track data wirelessly. You’ve likely seen them in key cards, access chips, and even on your pet’s collar. These unique tags allow for quick and easy identification without needing direct contact. You may not realize that there are two types of RFID tags: active and passive.

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What Is Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)?

by | Tuesday, April 25, 2023 |

The costs of ensuring that customers have the right product at the right time and place can be daunting for many businesses. Fortunately, there is a solution that can help reduce these costs while also improving customer service levels: Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).

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Facility Maintenance - Safety Painting, Spill Containment, and Signage

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2023 |

When operating within a facility or warehouse, facility managers must ensure that all safety painting and signage are up to date. Improperly placed signs or fading paint can lead to serious accidents and workplace hazards. To keep employees safe, it is essential to regularly inspect the facility for any maintenance needs.

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Top HVAC Maintenance Tips You Should Know To Avoid Costly Problems

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2023 |

Are you a business owner with an HVAC system? If so, proper maintenance is essential for keeping your system running smoothly and avoiding costly problems. Without regular maintenance, it's possible for your system to break down and require expensive repairs.

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The Benefits of a Proactive Preventive Maintenance Strategy for Your Factory or Logistics Center

by | Thursday, January 19, 2023 |

Preventative maintenance is a proactive approach to keeping your factory and logistics center in top condition. This strategy helps to avoid costly breakdowns, reduce downtime, and improve safety.

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How to Prepare for and Avoid Cargo Theft During the Holiday Shipping Season

by | Monday, December 19, 2022 |

As the holiday season approaches, many businesses are preparing for an increase in shipments. While this is good news for the economy, it also presents a prime opportunity for criminals looking to take advantage of distracted drivers and overloaded warehouses. Recent stats from CargoNet show how much shipping and cargo theft has risen in the past several years. In 2021, the US & Canada saw $19 million in loss due to cargo theft. Plus, the rising cost of diesel fuel and other transportation...

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Keep Your Product Moving in the Face of Potential Rail Strikes & Supply Chain Disruptions

by | Monday, November 7, 2022 |

Worries continue to rise among businesses and manufacturers that rely on the railroads to transport their products across the country. That's because of the potential for a nationwide rail strike, which would have a significant ripple effect on the entire economy.

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MRO Products: Your One-Stop Solution For Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery

by | Monday, October 10, 2022 |

The devastating impact of Hurricane Ian on the Florida coast has shown yet again the power of natural disasters and their potential to destroy communities. As communities work to rebuild and recover, it's crucial to have the right supplies and assistance to help with the process.

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Tariff Wars: What You Need to Know About Current U.S.-China Trade Realities

by | Thursday, September 1, 2022 |

The past several years have seen a tit-for-tat economic battle between the United States and China, with each side imposing tariffs on a variety of goods in an attempt to secure trade advantages.

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What are CTPAT Seals - and Why Are They Important?

by | Monday, August 1, 2022 |

If you transport goods across the U.S. border, it's essential to be aware of the requirements of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program.

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China's Supply Chain Disruptions: What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead

by | Friday, July 15, 2022 |

At Alta Max, we are committed to helping our clients stay ahead of the curve. Read on to learn more about how to keep your business running smoothly in the face of China's COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.

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Raw Material Inflation: How Your Business Can Respond

by | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 |

No matter your industry, you have likely seen the impacts of raw material inflation in your business. From continued supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 to the war in Ukraine, global markets continue to face challenges pushing up prices for everything from steel to food.

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The Importance of Protecting Your Shipments and Cargo with Security Seals

by | Wednesday, May 18, 2022 |

Companies and organizations involved with the shipping and receiving of goods must be aware of the importance of protecting their items with security seals. Whether you are transporting confidential or sensitive documents, medical supplies, or military munitions, it is essential to ensure that your cargo shows evidence of tampering.

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What You Need to Know About Bar Codes for Security Seals

by | Tuesday, April 26, 2022 |

In order to ensure that secure shipments remain secure, it is critical to use security seals with bar codes. Bar codes provide an extra layer of protection and security by allowing shipments to be tracked and monitored.

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The DoD's New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 - What You Need To Know

by | Wednesday, March 30, 2022 |

To fight back against the current and emerging digital threats, The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is aware of this threat and has taken steps to mitigate it by introducing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

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How High-Quality Tapes and Adhesives Play a Critical Role in MRO

by | Monday, March 7, 2022 |

MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) is a critical part of any business's overall effectiveness and success. Essentially, MRO is the combination of activities and tasks necessary to maintain an organization's productive assets. In other words, it keeps your business running smoothly.

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Military Foam Packaging: How to Choose the Best Packing Material

by | Friday, January 21, 2022 |

Foam packaging for military applications can ensure that valuable equipment reaches locations safely. Learn about the three best foam packaging for military shipping.

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Packaging Foam: A Military Essential

by | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 |

For many, packaging foam serves a singular purpose: to protect fragile or delicate items during shipment. However, did you know that foam goes far beyond your weekly cargo shipments and fragile storage? One lesser-known use for foam is within the military.

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Security Seals: Best Practices for Safe Shipping

by | Friday, November 26, 2021 |

For companies and organizations working with shipments, security is critical to ensure that shipments are safely processed and delivered on time.

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How Security Seals Keep The World's Cargo Moving Safely

by | Sunday, November 7, 2021 |

They can be used in many situations – delivering valuable goods, protecting against counterfeiting, and preventing trade in stolen goods – and come in various shapes and sizes for different purposes.

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Why Use Corrugated Boxes?

by | Monday, September 20, 2021 |

When considering storage and shipping boxes, the quality of the container and packaging is nearly as important as what goes inside. If you are looking for a heavy duty carton perfect for shipping, storing, or simply holding valuables, consider corrugated boxes.

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How to Choose the Best Ammo Box

by | Friday, August 20, 2021 |

As part of the aerospace and defense industry, maintaining your ammunition and other defense products is not just important - it can be an issue of life or death. Whether you are in the military or a law enforcement official on duty, it is always best to be prepared in case anything comes up.

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