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Making the cut: Truck manufacturing plant realizes a potential savings of $90,000 by reducing operating costs and worker injuries.

May 12, 2020

Making the cut: Truck manufacturing plant realizes a potential savings of $90,000 by reducing operating costs and worker injuries.

The Problem: Operating costs at an all-time high Worker injuries were increasing comp claims Productivity was down from injured workers and load weights requiring more transportation and handling An assembly plant for a large American automotive manufacturer makes full-size pickups. The plant uses dollies for material handling to transport materials between the assembly plant and […]

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Keeping operating costs shipshape with American Muscle Casters.

May 6, 2020

Keeping operating costs shipshape with American Muscle Casters.

A facility specializing in marine repair and industrial services had a ship they needed to repair ASAP, as every day it was out of the water it was costing the owner thousands of dollars in lost revenue. To complete the repair, the shipyard had to build a mobile Gantry frame so that they could lift […]

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Conceptual Innovations Develops Motorized Ladder for Leading Construction Manufacturer.

May 5, 2020

Conceptual Innovations Develops Motorized Ladder for Leading Construction Manufacturer.

A leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment contacted Caster Concepts to inquire about building them a motorized ladder cart to help retrieve parts in their facility. Operators were having trouble pushing a manual cart around when it was fully loaded, which came in at 1,200 lbs. Modifying a regular ladder cart already utilized in […]

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Sealing the deal: the advantages of a maintenance free caster.

April 20, 2020

Sealing the deal: the advantages of a maintenance free caster.

In times of economic belt-tightening, there is a balancing act of measuring a caster’s quality against its price. This concern is understandable. However,  a decision based solely on price often results in buying an imported and undersized caster rig.  It’s a solution that might work in the short run, but maintenance costs and wear over […]

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GOING BEYOND STANDARD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19: Update

April 6, 2020

GOING BEYOND STANDARD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19: Update

 As a company that directly supports defense, aerospace, and transportation manufacturing, Caster Concepts is a vital part of the critical manufacturing process that our customers and our country rely on to keep supply chains going. We continue to do everything in our power to keep America rolling. Face shields for our front line We’ve […]

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The benefits of a heavy-duty caster wheel brake. They’ll stop you in your tracks!

April 4, 2020

    Brakes are an important component of heavy-duty caster wheels and have many benefits. As a back up to operator strength and to reduce strain, they can be used to slow and stop a cart. And they can help prevent carts or racks from moving unexpectedly, preventing both damage to the product and injury […]

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A shout out to Caster Concept’s new Distributor Representative, Cynthia Walker.

March 19, 2020

A shout out to Caster Concept’s new Distributor Representative, Cynthia Walker.

While it can be hard to say goodbye to a trusted coworker, it also offers a wonderful opportunity to meet a new one. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce Caster Concept’s new Distributor Rep, Cynthia Walker.  Cynthia is a seasoned professional with a strong knowledge of distribution who is highly focused on serving […]

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3 key factors to ensure you have the right heavy duty caster.

March 16, 2020

3 key factors to ensure you have the right heavy duty caster.

When you’re looking for a quality, long-lasting industrial caster that doesn’t require regular maintenance, there are three critical design choices to keep in mind:   These key factors are:   – A properly-sized swivel section  – Choosing between a hot-forged vs. cold-stamped swivel sections  – The caster’s leg thickness and width. This post covers those three key […]

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How do you reduce workplace back pain? Here are some tips.

February 26, 2020

How do you reduce workplace back pain? Here are some tips.

Shooting pains, pain that radiates down your leg or that intensifies when pushing a cart are all symptoms of back pain. This type of injury is usually caused by overexertion in workplace settings, and it can lead to fatigued and frustrated workers. Most of the time back pain improves with self-treatment. According to the Mayo […]

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