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The blog material handling and safety equipment end users read.

We work with a number of experienced writers and bloggers; they share exclusive articles that guide, educate and entertain our customers and site visitors.

The FADE blog is non-commercial, meaning that articles are not written to promote a specific product or service, but more to offer guidance on relevant subject matter. In some instances, a blog might support a product selection or buying process within the site, while other articles will provide expert opinion on a wider issue. In writing and commissioning blogs, we are mindful of the likelihood that readers have a primary interest in lifting, material handling, safety, signage and load monitoring products, but have a variety of different types of operation and business to run. As with the store itself, our specialist team continually monitor the relevant markets and trends, and maintain constant dialog with industry contacts, to ensure that our blogs are as current, valuable and relevant as possible.

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  • When is a Foundationless Jib Crane Suitable?
    September 13, 2022

    When is a Foundationless Jib Crane Suitable?

    This article is about foundationless jib cranes. It explains that these types of jibs are not set to replace all traditional jib cranes, with foundations, but in ½-ton and 1-ton capacities especially, they are proving their suitability in a number...

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  • Measuring Tension on Static Lines
    August 30, 2022

    Measuring Tension on Static Lines

    This article is about using Crosby Straightpoint’s Clamp On Line Tensionmeter (COLT) for measuring tension on static wire ropes and guylines. It was co-authored by two individuals that have been involved with the product for several years and continue to...

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  • Be Safe + Sound
    August 7, 2022

    Be Safe + Sound

    This article is about participation in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week, which takes place August 15-21, 2022. The guidance can be applied to other awareness events too. It also talks about safety and health programming and why, at the center...

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  • Room for Improvement
    July 26, 2022

    Room for Improvement

    This article explores the benefits of installing modular steel buildings that serve as pop-up space solutions in emergencies and planned situations, while reducing costs and carbon footprints. EcoAccom is a manufacturer of modular space solutions that can be erected as...

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  • Reid Lifting Gantries Lift New York Urban Energy
    July 21, 2022

    Reid Lifting Gantries Lift New York Urban Energy

    Brooklyn, New York-based Urban Energy Inc. has sourced a series of Reid Lifting gantry cranes from FAD Equipment Store for clean energy construction. The company, which installs solar systems across the city, uses Porta-Gantry cranes as they offer the perfect...

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  • What’s Global Lifting Awareness Day?
    June 28, 2022

    What’s Global Lifting Awareness Day?

    This article explains what Global Lifting Awareness Day is, who’s behind it, and what you can do if you want to get involved. Global Lifting Awareness Day takes place on July 7, where it will be mostly recognized by social...

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  • Technology is Bad—and Good
    June 13, 2022

    Technology is Bad—and Good

    We must manage technology, so it works for and not against us, says David Ayling, the former owner of load cell manufacturer Straightpoint, and now president of FAD Equipment Store.

    I read an article recently that said 83% of U.S. workers suffer from work-related stress, with 25% saying their job is the number one stressor in their lives. They’re worrying numbers given how many hours a week—in a lifetime, even—we all spend at work, especially here in the U.S. But I wasn’t surprised when I read these stats. If you Googled the subject, yourself, you’d find many similar reports and articles, proving that we’re a super-stressed nation.

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  • Product Innovation: Why Innovate?
    May 18, 2022

    Product Innovation: Why Innovate?

    This article explores equipment innovation and the reasons why the ability to innovate separates the great companies from the rest. It was written by David Ayling, the former owner of load cell manufacturer Straightpoint, and now president of FAD Equipment...

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  • A Dynamometer in a Lever Hoist
    May 13, 2022

    A Dynamometer in a Lever Hoist

    Meet our newest product—OZ Lifting’s Dyno-Hoist—a dynamometer-equipped lever hoist from 0.75 to 9 tons capacity (up to 3 tons in stock). And who better to walk us through it than the guy who named it? Rich Miller, sales manager, remembers...

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