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Facility

Facility

How to Clean and Remove Concrete Stains

Whether cleaning a concrete driveway or tackling stains in a garage, using the right cleaning supplies can help concrete look its best.

2/26/23

Window cleaner

EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT

10 Must-Have Window Cleaning Supplies and Tools

2/22/24

EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT

How to Choose the Right Floor Cleaning Machine for Your Facility

2/10/23

EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT

How a Trash Bag Can Reduce Waste

5/9/22

OPERATIONS

OPERATIONS

12 Cleaning Projects Made Easier By Pressure Washing

6/27/22

MOST RECENT

Safety Management

6 Tips to Prepare for More Heat Waves

Extreme heat waves have created unprecedented hazards in recent years.

04/11/24

Safety Management

Watch Out for Dehydration on the Worksite

Here are 5 tips to help workers stay hydrated, including one that you might not expect.

04/09/24

Safety Management

Tips for Dealing with Power Tool Vibration

Too much exposure to vibration from power tools can lead to numbness, tingling and more serious conditions. Learn to gauge how much exposure is too much, and find some ways to help mitigate the vibration.

01/03/24

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Tips and Tools for Beating the Heat

Working in the heat? Get tips and tools to stay safe from heat-related illnesses.

04/08/24

Building Maintenance

Get Your Facility Ready for Spring: Strategies, Tips and Tools

Spring is in the air, and there's plenty of work to do.

02/15/24

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Preparedness Check: Business Continuity Planning Quiz

Put your business continuity planning knowledge to the test with our short quiz. Find out how much you know about this critical aspect of disaster preparedness.

01/10/24

Equipment

Spray Paint Guide: Types and Tips for Every Project

Use our guide to help eliminate the guesswork and select the right spray paint for any task.

04/05/24

Equipment

EV Charging and More: 10 Uses for Portable Generators

Explore the many different ways portable generators can be used besides emergency backup, from powering electric vehicles to running mobile businesses.

04/01/24

Equipment

Wall Anchor Types & Selection Guide

Different wall anchors work for different projects. Determine which wall anchor type is best for your project with this anchor fastener selection guide.

03/27/24

Industry Trends Articles

How to Thrive Through Supplier Innovation

This article describes how companies that think more strategically about how to collaborate with suppliers can bring about positive changes.

02/06/24

Industry Trends Articles

Grainger E-Procurement Survey: Results and 4 Key Questions

These survey results give an important snapshot of the state of e-procurement for MRO in 2024.

02/01/24

Industry Trends Articles

5 Strategies for Better E-Procurement

What can you do to improve your e-pro operations for MRO? Here are five strategies to get things going.

01/31/24

Inspiration

How It's Done: Making the Kwik Stand Bow Stand

This article and video explain how one company manufacturers useful gadgets for fishing, archery and other popular sports.

03/26/24

Inspiration

How It's Done: Stormy Kromer Wool Caps

For more than a century, Stormy Kromer wool caps have been manufactured in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Learn how a father-daughter team are helping keep the brand alive, and see how the hats are manufactured from start to finish.

03/20/24

Inspiration

These Classic Tools Have Stories to Tell

Read the backstories of some favorite old tools and why their users refuse to give them up.

02/28/24

Popular KnowHow For You

Door locks

EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT

Types of Door Locks and Their Security Level

Door locks can deter would-be trespassers while also maintaining privacy. Understanding the key differences is essential to choosing the ideal one for your facility.

10/26/22

Electrical socket

EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT

NEMA Plug Configuration Chart

The pros know that there are more configurations for electrical plugs and receptacles than the average person ever dreams of. These charts show many of the possibilities.

2/18/22

VIDEO

PEOPLE

PEOPLE

How It's Done: Making Whiskey

Installing solar panels is one of the fastest-growing skilled trades in the US. Learn how two installers went from office jobs to rooftops and found their calling.

2/19/24