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HVAC Maintenance Tips to Reduce Costs

August 28, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Grainger

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Saving costs on your facilities energy usage can allow you to reallocate funds to other facilities needs. OMNIA Partners understands the importance of keeping your facilities in top condition, so we've partnered with Grainger to provide some tips to help you reduce costs. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems combine all climate control technologies into one package. All sizes of facilities can benefit from an integrated HVAC system that reduces overall climate control costs while improving working conditions. 

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How prepared is your facility for hurricane season and the aftermath?

July 18, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Grainger

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Hurricane season is in full effect now until the end of November. Hurricanes are a serious threat to people and property as we have seen the recent damage Hurricane Michael has caused in the United States. It is vital to prepare for the weather, but more importantly is your facility ready to respond and recover? Here are some tips from OMNIA Partners' supplier, Grainger to make sure you are ready when disaster strikes.

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7 Summer Safety Products to Protect Workers & Boost Savings [Gallery]

June 3, 2019 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Infographic

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On average, there are more heat related fatalities per year in the United States than any other weather event. There are even more heat-related illnesses. According to the National Weather Service, heat accounts for 130 victims per year, the only weather event to reach a triple digit 30-year average.

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Heat Stress Signs and Prevention

May 23, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Grainger

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Employers should be aware of the dangers excessive heat has on employees. Hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with summer months, however, certain jobs can have extreme heat all year round, like foundry and boiler room work. Physical exertion coupled with heat and humidity can cause more than just discomfort. These variables can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses, some of which can be very dangerous. Make sure you know the signs of heat stress and how to prevent it. 

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Long-Term Maintenance Means Big Savings

March 26, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Manufacturing, Grainger

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Focusing on immediate, upfront savings can actually cost more than it saves. Learn how you can purchase with the long-term in mind AND save. 

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Look for Energy Losses in these Top Spots

January 31, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Grainger

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When conditioned air (hot or cold) leaks from a building, the energy it took to condition that air is wasted, creating an energy loss.  Leaks are only one of the sources for wasted energy; motors, pumps, and electrical boxes will generate heat and lose energy efficiency as they begin to fail.  Thermal imagers can be used by creating pictures of measured infrared energy or heat and assigning colors based on the differences of temperature.  

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Customized MRO Inventory Reporting Automates Informed Buying

June 12, 2017 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal

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When it comes to purchasing MRO for your facility, inadequate or inaccurate data can create spend chaos plagued by stock-outs and over-purchasing. Managing MRO inventory is critical to identify waste and recognize cost reductions as 70% of MRO spend is committed to MRO inventory.

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How an MRO Vending Solution Can Cut Costs & Increase Productivity

February 28, 2017 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Infographic

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$500 billion is spent annually on MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) in the U.S, making MRO a target category for procurement to manage. Approximately 30% of MRO spend is on non-inventory industrial purchases; the other 70% is committed to MRO inventory.

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Finding Your Perfection with Lean Six Sigma

October 21, 2016 / by Matt Horvath and Gene Humes posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Infographic

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At some point, everyone dreams of reaching perfection. Making the winning shot in a big game, exceeding an aggressive sales target set for the year, or having zero defects in a complicated production process.

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