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  • What Is a Retaining Ring?

    What Is a Retaining Ring?

    • May 5, 2021

    Retaining rings are commonly used in housing components. Like other types of fastener-based rings, they are designed to hold multiple parts together. Retaining rings, however, aren’t permanent. Rather, they are typically only used when initially building a housing assembly, after which they are removed. To learn more about retaining rings and how they work, keep

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  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Marine Hinges

    5 Things to Consider When Choosing Marine Hinges

    • April 30, 2021

    Marine hinges are commonly found on boats. Like all hinges, they are used to connect two objects while simultaneously allowing one of the objects to rotate away from the other object. Marine hinges, however, are designed specifically for marine applications. They are able to weather the moist and harsh environments of the open waters without

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  • Zinc-Plated vs Galvanized Steel: What’s the Difference?

    Zinc-Plated vs Galvanized Steel: What’s the Difference?

    • April 29, 2021

    Moisture can wreak havoc on many steel products. Products made of carbon steel, for instance, are susceptible to oxidation when exposed to moisture. As moisture settles on the surface of a carbon steel product, it can trigger a chemical reaction known as oxidation that eats through the material from which it’s made. To protect against

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  • What Are Glides for Leveling Feet?

    What Are Glides for Leveling Feet?

    • April 29, 2021

    Not all leveling feet are the same. Some of them feature different components than others. When shopping for leveling feet, you may discover that some of them have a circular-shaped piece of elastic material attached to the bottom. Known as glides, they live up to their namesake by allowing you to glide the leveling feet,

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  • What Are Hex Lag Screws?

    What Are Hex Lag Screws?

    • April 28, 2021

    When shopping for fasteners, you may come across hex lag screws. They are commonly used in construction and other woodworking applications. Like other types of screws, hex lag screws have external threading that’s able to dig into wooden workpieces. Hex lag screws, however, feature a unique design that distinguishes them from other types of screws.

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  • Employee Of The Month: Robin Nichols

    Employee Of The Month: Robin Nichols

    • April 27, 2021

    Congratulations Robin Nichols on being Employee Of The Month for March 2021 Nomination There have been many changes over the last 8 years and especially, the last two years. Robin has moved seamlessly from working in the office to working at home, and working as accounting being her main focus, to now human resources as

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