Types of Material Handling Systems

Material handling is the protection, storage, movement, and control of products and materials used throughout any company’s manufacturing warehousing, consumption, disposal, and distribution phases. Within material handling systems, there is a wide and diverse range of automated equipment that support logistics and make the supply chain work smoothly. This includes a variety of manual, semi-automated,…

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Tips for maintaining sugar mill safety

At FI•CON, we understand the critical importance of practicing safety when providing our construction, fabrication and material handling services. This focus on safe operations extends to many of our customers, such as sugar mill safety. The following are safety factors to consider for a sugar processing facility.   Sugar Mill Safety Risk Areas Several locations…

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What Are the Different Construction Delivery Methods?

A construction delivery method establishes the relationship and processes the project owner, designer, and contractor will follow throughout the project. It may seem as if the relationships between owners, designers, and contractors should be straightforward. However, a method is needed to assure success. The six most common types of project delivery methods are: Design-Build (DB)…

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Understanding Metal Fabrication Services

In this blog, we will discuss metal fabrication services. First, let’s define it. It’s the process of building structures and machines from raw metal materials. Different processes include burning, cutting, machining, welding, forming, and assembly before creating the final product. These projects can be for small, manufactured parts, such as cutlery or hand tools, or…

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The Importance of Construction Risk Management

No matter whether your construction project is large or small, risk exists in any construction undertaking. Each project is unique, with its own opportunities and challenges. Not everyone can successfully identify and manage construction project risks. Without proper planning, construction projects can run off the rails quickly. For this reason, it is essential to assess,…

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The facts about Construction CRM Project Management

A vital tool for any construction company is its Customer Relationship Management, otherwise known as CRM. It is typical for this cloud-based software to place an emphasis on key relationships, communication, and making data immediately available. The construction industry has its roots in relationships. Clients tend to award projects to those construction firms a client…

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