Archive for July, 2016

Don’t Get Steamed Up About Your Sanitation Regulations — Industrial Steamers Make It Easy!

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 28th, 2016. Posted in Commercial steamers, Industrial dry steamcleaner, Industrial steam generator

Industrial dry steamcleaner

If you or your business has been looking for a better way to clean, you should consider investing in dry ice blasting equipment for cleaning needs. Dry ice blasting is a great method for those with allergies, high traffic, food manufacturing companies, and more. Universities, food processing plants, and a host of other diverse industries can all use dry ice blasting equipment to get the type of sanitation they need without harmful chemicals. It’s becoming one of the more popular conveyor belt cleaners, as is the use of steam cleaning systems. Indeed, steam is a great method of cleaning and treating a variety of surfaces or pest problems — a multi-tasking wonder! For businesses that need to keep up t

The 4 Most Popular Types of Metal Roofing Products

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 27th, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

metal roof productsMost metal roofs have a minimum 25% recycled content, are 100% recyclable themselves, last more than 30 years with little maintenance, and can save up to 40% of a home’s energy costs. But metal roof products aren’t just an eco-friendly roofing choice, they’re also many builder’s #1 roofing material for weather durability with a proven reputation for standing up to rain, sleet, snow, and wind.

Even so, virtually every home in America was built with ordinary asphalt singles until recently. The U.S. is one of the only countries in the world that uses shingles so ubiquitously. In Europe, these common shingles have long been known to be a fire hazard, and here in the United States, custom metal roofing is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Consequently, many homeowners are learning about this newly popular residential roofing material for the first time. And anyone who thinks all metal roofing materials are created equally is sorely mistaken. There are metal roof products ideal for commercial applications, home roofing, and even agricultural applications.

So what are the four most popular types of metal roofing materials for homeowners? We take pride in offering homeowners like you the best metal roof Portland has ever seen. Without further ado, here are the four most popular types of residential metal roofing materials at our Oregon roofing supply company.

1. Standing Seam Metal Roof Products
If you’ve seen custom metal roofing on a home in your neighborhood, then it was most likely a standing seam roof. Also called vertical panels, these metal roof products provide the classic metal roof look. Most residential custom metal roofs are based on an industrial design but are modified with softer lines for a more attractive appearance. Our Oregon roofing supply company can provide vertical panels in a wide variety of colors and configurations, and the design allows rainwater to flow directly off the roof.

2. Standing Seam Horizontal Panels
These standing seam style metal roof products are very similar to the vertical panels, except in a horizontal, side-to-side configuration. They’re also specifically designed to interlock in such a way that rainwater flows neatly away from the roof. Because of the horizontal seams, some homeowners prefer this style because it more resembles traditional shingle roofing materials.

3. Pre-Curved Panels
Perhaps more commonly seen in commercial applications, pre-curved roofing panels are exactly what they sound like. They’re designed to cover a curved portion of a roof or entryway, providing a very modern look for new homes. Pre-curved panels can be used for a portion of a roof, like radius entries, and attach well to normal standing seam metal roof products.

4. Corrugated Roofing
Corrugated roofing panels were the original metal roof. Typically designed in very large panels, corrugated metal roof panels have grooves and ridges that facilitate rainwater runoff. Although they are more commonly associated with industrial or agricultural applications, corrugated roofing is starting to make a major comeback now that architects are incorporating industrial accents into their work. It’s a bold choice for a home, but an increasingly popular one.

Of course, the best metal roof supply company will have no problem recommending and designing custom metal roofing to fit your exact needs. These durable roofing products come in a wide variety of styles and colors, so whether you’re looking for a more traditional aesthetic or a bold contemporary design, you can find metal roof products to get the job done.

Out of the Box Job Ideas that Don’t Require a College Degree

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 26th, 2016. Posted in Cannabis business license application, Marijuana facility construction, Medical marijuana business

Outdoor marijuana cultivation

Since the economy crashed in 2008, it’s been difficult for people to find jobs. There were a lot of people left unemployed and many are still being affected to this day. Without a degree, it can be difficult to get a job that can support yourself and possibly a family. In order to get a good paying job, you’ll need to try and think outside the box. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Cannabis Consultants
Medical marijuana consulting services have because quite a popular job. While you don’t need a college degree to get started as cannabis consultants

Why Require Fall Protection Training Phoenix AZ?

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 26th, 2016. Posted in Fall protection courses, Lifting devices, Wire rope dead end

Fall protection certification

There are hundreds of injuries, illnesses, and even deaths each year due to accidents in the workplace. Construction sites are the most common source of workplace injuries and deaths. For that reason, OSHA works with businesses to ensure they are doing their part to provide employees with a safe work environment.


OSHA uses a three-step process to prevent falls that could be dangerous or even life-threatening. The three steps are to plan, provide, and train. Companies need to plan for potential hazards. They need to provide their employees with the safety equipment needed to protect themselves, and they need to train their employees on best practices to stay safe and avoid injuries.

Falls are one of the most common ways employees injury themselves on a work site. We’ll use Phoenix AZ

Employee Reporting Software How It Can Make A Real Difference

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 22nd, 2016. Posted in Compliance software, Ehs software, Lockout tagout software

Health and safety software

The environment has become a major concern worldwide. Finally, people are beginning to realize that if we don’t take care of the environment now, there won’t be a world to worry about in the future. Due to these newfound concerns, major companies are required to follow certain environmental compliance regulations. This is especially true for companies that work with chemicals that can negatively affect the environment if improperly managed. However, these aren’t the only regulations that companies are required to follow. Employee safety is another thing to be considered with, as is quality control. Environmental and safety concerns are among the many reason why quality software and safety software have become fi

Why The Cleanliness of Your Restaurant is So Important

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 20th, 2016. Posted in Cleaning service, Green cleaning services, Outsourced janitorial services

School cleaning service bakersfield

The cleanliness of a restaurant says a lot about its business. You have probably noticed in restaurant reviews that they often comment on how clean or unclean the restaurant was. When people choose to eat at a local restaurant, they expect it to be clean and sanitary. They are, after all consuming food from this place of business. Customers want to know that their food is cooked and handled in a completely clean and sanitized kitchen and dining room. If anything unclean is noticed during the restaurant visit, it is likely that the customer will not return and that they will post negative reviews about the business.

A business really needs to take great care in ensuring that every part of their restaurant is clean and sanitized. Restaurant cleaning is an important part of owning a rest

Fire Sprinkler Inspections Important for Property Managers

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 17th, 2016. Posted in Commercial fire alarm companies, Commercial fire sprinklers, Fire alarm inspections tampa

Fire alarm contractor

When staying at a large hotel in downtown Kansas City for work last week, my colleague commented that her husband had already texted her and asked if she had located the nearest fire exit to her hotel room and if she had studied the evacuation plan posted on her room door. Her husband is not a worry wart. He is a fire fighter. Having served for more than 15 years, he is well aware of the importance of fire prevention and fire safety. I’m surprised he didn’t check up on her hotel in the week prior to our trip to inquire about the hotel’s most recent fire sprinkler inspections and ask to have the reports faxed to him to review. Turns out, inspections could be almost as important as the initial installation. I

A Look Inside the Packaging Industry

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 17th, 2016. Posted in Food sealing machines, Lidding film, Thermoform packaging

Horizontal form fill seal

What’s the first thing you notice when making purchases in the grocery store or big box store? If you answered “packaging,” you were correct. And packaging comes in all sorts of types to meet the different needs of the product whether it’s to ensure food safety or simply to ease transport and display. Whether on the outside to the inside, here are some of the most common types of packaging you might find containing or surrounding your purchases:

  • Vacuum pouches
  • Thermoformed trays
  • Ready made plastic trays
  • Lidding film
  • Shrink sleeves
  • Plastic clamshells

Packaging to Ensure Food Safety and Freshness
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Getting It Right — Finding the Right Printing Company to Handle Your Commercial Printing Jobs

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 13th, 2016. Posted in Custom banners nyc, Digital printing companies nyc, Logo wrapping paper

Nyc printing services

For those that own or run a business, the matter of getting their advertising on point is always one of the first things on their minds. Advertising is the life blood of businesses, enabling their offerings to reach the masses, generate interest and bring in the kind of participation from potential customers that every business needs to survive and flourish. The important fact that all business owners need to know about advertising is that keeping things smart, fresh and innovative often marks the difference between success and failure. With regard to effective means of advertising and marketing your business, brand, products and services, the print medium is still one of the best ways to achieve success.

A little exploration of the world of print ads brings us to certain conclusions — print a

Don’t Wait Until the End of Winter to Donate Used Clothes

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 8th, 2016. Posted in Donate goods to charity, Donation pick up, Donations to purple heart

Purple heart donations

Summer is finally here but unfortunately it will pass by quicker than the blink of an eye. In hardly no time at all, we will all be preparing for the long winter and the centuries before the next day of nice weather. Because it currently is the summer and there is still a decent amount of time until it’s cold again, now is the perfect time to start thinking about used clothing donations and other charitable donations.

A lot of people take advantage of used clothing donations while they are cleaning out their house during spring cleaning. That makes sense because people are looking in closets and rooms that they haven’t seen in a while, they notice old clothes,