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How to Nurture Employee Loyalty with a Safe Workplace

It’s the most important reason, but keeping employees safe and injury-free is not the only benefit of providing a safe environment for workers. A safer workplace: Drives productivity and revenue growth. Has long-term effects on employee engagement, retention, and loyalty.…

3 Major Lean Manufacturing Benefits to Customers

In today’s competitive, consumer-driven landscape, companies have to find ways to streamline operations and deliver products even more quickly. The name of the game is speed and efficiency. In order to meet rising customer expectations, however, companies must do more…

Seminar or On-Site? Your Training Options with Hytrol

Hytrol Training
As technology improves, it’s important to keep your knowledge base up to date.  A material handling solution is a big investment, and Hytrol has always kept that in mind when hosting training for end users and integration partners. Since we hosted our first sales school in 1970, and our first maintenance seminar 20 years after, we’ve made sure this training is affordable and valuable.

How to Use Conveyors to Improve Plant Ergonomics

Manufacturing Careers
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and illnesses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in fact, shows MSDs (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, muscle strains, lower back injuries, etc.) accounted for roughly 33% of all worker injury and illness cases reported in 2013.

Cooler and Freezer Material Handling Tips

If you’re considering automation for a cooler or freezer environment, there are many special considerations, from air condensation to motor temperature ratings. To ensure optimal performance of your automated system, you’ll need to take all of these into account and be ready to implement them.

3 Ways to Be Proactive with Workplace Safety

Manufacturing Careers
One of a good employer's top goals is to make sure employees go home as healthy as they came in. Taking steps toward your workers’ safety is imperative to a thriving environment; it creates more loyal employees, improves quality, and reduces the costs of injuries. When you want to take the next step before an injury or fine happens, these proactive steps will help you on your way.

Balancing Long-Term Goals with Short-Term Costs

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When you invest in a material handling solution, you’re investing in the future of your business. That makes it important to consider all of the options available to you to get the most use and greatest value for your solution. Your long-term goals should be a driving force for your decisions, as should the total cost of your solution over time. Above: Total Cost of Ownership means that a greater initial investment may save you money over time in maintenance and operational costs. When you invest in a material handling solution, you’re investing in the future of your business. That makes it important to consider all of the options available to you to get the most use and greatest value for your solution. Your long-term goals should be a driving force for your decisions, as should the total cost of your solution over time.