Rising Turnover Costs in Manufacturing: Mitigation Through Automation

Employee turnover can be expensive. In fact, Josh Bersin of Deloitte believes the cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5–2.0x the employee’s annual salary. These costs include hiring, onboarding, training, ramp time to peak productivity, the loss of engagement from others due to high turnover, and higher business … Continue reading Rising Turnover Costs in Manufacturing: Mitigation Through Automation

Understanding Dim Weight

Keeping costs low while still providing the best services and solutions to customers will always be the priority of any business. Sometimes, unfortunately, new policies can make cutting costs a lot more difficult. In an effort to update their value analysis for the space on their trucks and prevent ‘cubing out’ (when a truck runs … Continue reading Understanding Dim Weight

10 Tips for Maintaining Pneumatic and Cordless Fastening Tools (part 1)

With winter quickly approaching, it is important to perform seasonal and routine maintenance on your tools to insure their longevity. Below are 5 tips (look for the last 5 tips later this week) to help you prepare your tools for the upcoming winter months and beyond. Read and understand the instruction manual: This document not only explains … Continue reading 10 Tips for Maintaining Pneumatic and Cordless Fastening Tools (part 1)

Pins or Screw Systems: Which One Should You be Using?

Fastening applications can be challenging, especially when trying to determine the best fastener for the job.  A popular question we are often asked here at R.V. Evans is “when should I use collated pins vs. collated screws in my fastening application?”  Our recommendation weighs heavily on the material you need to fasten together in the … Continue reading Pins or Screw Systems: Which One Should You be Using?

Why 2013 is the Best Time to Purchase New and Used Equipment

As we approach the end of the 2013 calendar year, many companies begin looking at their current equipment situation to determine if a new or used piece of equipment is needed. Fortunately for these companies, the Section 179 Deduction for 2013 exists. What is it? The Section 179 Deduction is a 154 page bill better … Continue reading Why 2013 is the Best Time to Purchase New and Used Equipment

The Benefits of Having a Preventative Maintenance Program

We all know the feeling that comes with the experience of something not working. It doesn’t matter what it is, your phone dies, your laptop quits working, or your air conditioner doesn't blow out cold air anymore. These are all inconveniences that can cause not only frustration, but money. The same thing can come from … Continue reading The Benefits of Having a Preventative Maintenance Program

3 Things You Should Know About Carton Closing

There are a variety of ways to close and seal a carton. The method that you choose to close the cartons in your packaging process can greatly affect the condition of the product when it arrives to your customer. If the product arrives in poor condition, it not only runs the risk of being returned … Continue reading 3 Things You Should Know About Carton Closing