Monthly Archives: November 2018

Faster Deduction Available for Equipment Purchases

There was great news for businesses in the federal government’s Economic Statement which was announced on November 20th, 2018.  The “Accelerated Investment Incentive”, means taxpayers will be entitled to claim a 100% deduction for manufacturing, processing and also clean energy equipment in the year it is put to use, instead of 25% in the first year and 50% per year thereafter on a declining balance basis. The first year deduction on other asset purchases, such as buildings, vehicles, patents, and equipment, will be three times the amount currently deductible. This eliminates the half-year rule and allows a deduction equal to one and Read More...

A guide to bending safety

A press brake can be one of the most dangerous machines on the shop floor, but the latest safeguarding devices and best practices help keep operators safe. A press brake is one of very few pieces of equipment on which an operator is required to directly interact with the machine. And with the ram outputting significant tonnage, this machine has the potential to be extremely dangerous. But with the proper training and safeguarding devices, operators can perform bending operations with ease and without fear of injury. What to Watch out For There are many hazards when it comes to bending operations. Most recognizable is where the punch and the die meet—the point of contact, or Read More...

Attend Fabtech with Empire Machinery!

November 6-8, 2018 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.   Sean Mashinter, Vice President and Sales Manager at Empire Machinery, is attending Fabtech in Atlanta from Nov. 6 – 8, 2018. A number of Empire’s suppliers (mentioned below with their booth numbers) are exhibiting in the show. Amada Marvel – B5909 Apex Machinery Group – B8929 Alpha Lasers – B5643 Burr King – B6636 Durma – B7909 Mestek Machinery – B5841 Norlok – B8716 Salvagnini – B6629 Scotchman Industries – B8829 ShopData Systems – B6966 Wilson Tool – A2221 & B6251 Fabtech provides a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find Read More...