Problem:: The job calls for a toolbox and long, heavy ladder. Can you get them both there in one trip? Solution: Get a pair of 1/8-in. welding rods and break the flux off. Bend one end of the rods into a tight s-hook, with the first bend 1 in.
Problem:: The job calls for a toolbox and long, heavy ladder. Can you get them both there in one trip?
Solution: Get a pair of 1/8-in. welding rods and break the flux off. Bend one end of the rods into a tight s-hook, with the first bend 1 in. from the end and the next 2 in. from the
first. Stick the long "tails" down through the top of the toolbox at the back corners, away from the drawers. Hang the ladder on the two newly created hooks at the back of the toolbox and roll on to the job.
Contributor: Dennis Keenan Sr, Malvern, AR; 501-337-0692
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey