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Hunter Lift Blog

The Challenges of Drum Handling

Drums and barrels are popular in most industries due to their varied utility. They are used to transport food and beverages throughout processing, they can carry oil, chemicals, and coatings, they can help to contain small components, and even finished pieces.

The Importance of U.S. Steel in National Security

With the Trump administration’s pro-defense stance, the U.S. will need of a robust and steady supply of steel to support an increase in defense manufacturing. A major war could cut off our supply of steel from overseas and thereby impact our ability to ramp up the requisite production of armaments. The military’s heavier utilization of domestic sources of steel is arguably the answer to many national security concerns.

Taking Advantage of Summer Downtime with Equipment Inspections

While we’ve been seeing a surge in business over the past several years, summer tends to be a time when our customers need their equipment inspected . It’s a great time to consider scheduling field inspections over the next couple of months to make sure your equipment is in top shape.

The Importance of Quality and ISO Certifications in Manufacturing

One thing that sets us apart is our commitment to quality and safety standards in manufacturing. But what does it really mean when a company says they’re committed to quality? The International Organization for Standardization has been around since 1946 to coordinate international industrial standards. The organization as it’s recognized today, ISO, officially began operations in 1947.

What You Need to Know Before Choosing a Sheet Metal Lifter

It’s no secret that many industrial companies are working with old, outdated equipment. But in many cases, you’re not really saving money by not replacing old models; in fact, in can cost you in the long run as you have to deal with unplanned shutdowns due to malfunctions.

Prioritizing Domestic Steel for Key Infrastructure Upgrades

The US steel market has been going through a monumental slump. On the face of it the fact looks simple enough. But those who dig deeper unearth a startling truth. The demand for steel in the nation has steadily increased over the past few years.

2017 Might Just Be the Springboard the Steel Market is Looking For

The year was 2010. The price of steel per ton in the US was a healthy $646.7. In 2011 it rose to $749.6. But the ensuing period instead of being the golden era of steel production turned out to be a bitter slump that has spiraled despite assurances of stability. The World Steel Association had predicted that the fall in demand of 2015 had led to a “bottoming out” of steel prices. So the only way to go was up.

ArcelorMittal Aims to Boost Domestic Steel Supply

ArcelorMittal is promoting domestic steel, applauding the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) investigations into China’s handling of corrosion-resistant carbon steel and cold-rolled carbon steel. ArcelorMittal has also joined in the recent tribute to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and announced plans to open a new steel production plant in Detroit.