Monthly Archives: December 2013

“Stuff Happens!” Don’t lose your freight insurance coverage!

In the span of 1 week we had two customers who received freight damaged machines – unfortunately they eliminated the opportunity for freight insurance coverage because they signed the truckers bills without inspecting the crates so without a notation “damaged” with their signature, their insurance claim was denied by the freight companies. Most times if a crated machine has been mishandled the damage is obvious but on occasion there can be hidden damage – the crate appears fine but the machine has shifted and something has been damaged. Empire routinely skids and crates machines if we are shipping in a van – flat deck moves Read More...

Shop Floor Layout – Some Practical Options

Do you operate a small sheet metal shop or HVAC company? Snips magazine published an article April 2007 discussing operational guidelines and purchasing advice for small sheet metal shops and HVAC companies. The article also lists the 21 equipment choices for shops making up to 60,000 pounds of duct work a year. You can read the full article below or visit Snips Magazine’s website. Stretching Pennies Virtually all heating and air-conditioning companies need HVAC duct work and other sheet metal items made fast. Most need small-quantity sheet metal orders fabricated quickly and efficiently. Why is efficiency so important on small orders? Efficiency is especially Read More...