Using Modular Server Enclosures to Recover Stranded Power

Let’s start with a short review of what stranded power is and what is its cause. Stranded power is running out of room in your data center server hall (also referred to as “white space”) before you run out of installed UPS capacity. Invariably the culprit is over-optimistic projections for power densities (expressed in kW/rack) in […]

PDC Shipping Splits: How to mitigate extra costs and minimize schedule delays

Can you repeat those dimensions, please? That’s the question we’re often asked by logistics personnel after we call to get a freight quote on a PDC (Power Distribution Center). There are many items used in industrial construction that are easy to ship—say the size of a couple of full size pick-up trucks. PDC buildings, often, […]

PDC Buildings: Streamlining The Process

The manufacturing of Power Distribution Center (PDC) Buildings is no small task. The buildings are fairly sizeable and house a lot of moving parts that are all equally important to one another. With the boom of the oil and gas industry, a need for larger quantities of PDC buildings began to rise.

Project Estimator: Janice Miller

In a time when males dominated the manufacturing world and the Internet seemed more reverie than reality, few dared enter the all-boys club. That is, except for Janice Miller.  Miller entered the industry answering phones and managing accounts receivable. When the crew was stretched too thin Miller was expected to step in and assist where […]

Welding: A Lost Art?

From the I-beams, high, atop the Manhattan skyline to your neighborhood playground, metal fabrication has shaped our reality.  The skilled trade of metal manufacturing bends the rules of one of our toughest resources in order to succumb to our challenging product designs.  However, even with our demand for this high performing profession only a select […]

CAD Software: A Blessing Or Curse?

The wide world is growing by leaps and bounds and the manufacturing industry is feeling the effects of the technological growth. Specifically, Computer Aided Design Software has helped custom metal fabrication reach new levels of design in recent years. Of course all our fellow engineering veterans know that how helpful Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software can […]

5 Ways To Stay Creative When Metal Fab Becomes Monotonous

It’s no secret that the world of custom metal fabrication can get drab at times. Especially when an order comes in for 20 of the same rectangular shaped box. How do welders, designers and engineers keep from getting bored in the shop? Luckily for Designers and Engineers, it’s highly likely this set of rectangular electrical […]

A Day In The Life of Mechanical Designer, Clark Thompson

The gorgeous, functional designs that flow out of Easter-Owens warehouse all start with an idea. But, how does that project go from just an idea to a fully constructed, custom fabricated object? For Mechanical Designer Clark Thompson, turning a scrap of an idea into a fully functioning device is not just a job, it’s a passion. Though a […]

Get Rid of Quality Assurance Problems Once And For All

Manufacturing processes are constantly changing to decrease cost and increase profits, all while turning out products at a faster rate. A good quality control program is the catalyst for manufacturing businesses to bring in and retain new customers. Failure to follow a good quality assurance checklist can cause catastrophic costs and delays for big companies, […]

The Secret of Finding The Perfect Electrical Engineer

A finished manufacturing project might look great, but if it doesn’t function correctly, you’re going to run into a big problem. Vetting an Electrical Engineering team is just as important as finding the perfect Design team to build the product. Be sure to ask your electrical team these four questions to make sure you’re getting […]