Category Archives: Business

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Why do we need the *Federal ID number from US Customers?

At Empire Machinery & Tools, we always strive to provide exceptional service to all of our customers. Providing fast shipping and reasonable freight rates is an important part of our customer service. However, in recent months, the Dept. of Homeland Security has made it mandatory to have the Federal ID number of the business or individual of where the order is being shipped to.  We ask that when you are placing an order with us, that you have the Federal ID number on your purchase order to us. This will help to avoid any delays in shipping and extra cost Read More...

Retirement Auction at Interlake Heating & Ventilation

Empire’s long-time customer, Interlake Heating & Ventilation, is retiring after 44 years in business. They will be holding an auction to sell a variety of new and used heating and ventilation equipment, tools, office furniture, supplies, parts, etc. This auction is ideal for everyone who is in the trade. Business Name: Interlake Heating & VentilationLocation: 500 River Rd., Arborg, Manitoba.Dates:  Friday, July 26, 2019 (6:30pm – 8:30pm), Viewing of items from 1pm – 5pm. Office furniture & office items will be sold on Friday. Some miscellaneous heating/ventilation items may be sold as well.Saturday, July 27, 2019 (Starting at 10:30am)Rain date: Sunday, July Read More...
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Good news for Steel & Aluminum Industry!

After nearly a year, the United States agreed to remove its tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum on Friday, last week. The Canadian government has been unwavering in its determination to have these tariffs removed. And since day one, it stood shoulder to shoulder with the steel and aluminum workers paying the price of these tariffs. It made available $2 billion for steel and aluminum industries wanting to invest in their employees and their futures, with dedicated funding for small- and medium-sized Canadian manufacturers. It will continue to work with many companies across the country. This article was published on Linkedin Read More...

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...