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Herculite and Strataglass Offer DIY Designs for Protective Equipment

Posted by Craig Zola on Apr 2, 2020 4:39:05 PM

Strataglass and Herculite have received many requests for potential uses of our products in PPE. Strataglass is not FDA approved for use, but we have created two designs that use Strataglass as a protective barrier. We are providing these as DESIGN GUIDES ONLY, we are not manufacturing or selling these products.

PLEASE NOTE: These ARE NOT FDA-approved medical devices. Strataglass makes NO CLAIM that these designs will protect you from contracting any virus or disease. Use at your own risk. The face shields are meant to be used in conjunction with CDC approved masks and eye-wear.

See the designs below:

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COVID-19 Update: Working to Support Life-Sustaining Industries

Posted by Matt Brommer on Mar 30, 2020 3:45:23 PM

In light of the unprecedented situation that we are now faced with, we wanted to let you know that Herculite is open and working to support life sustaining and critical needs across industries.

We are proud to be part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying life sustaining, critical need materials to fulfill the unprecedented demands of these crucial industries. That is why we are continuing our operations in order to supply our customers who are working tirelessly to fulfill the life sustaining, critical needs of those working to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Preparing Your Restaurant Patio for Seasonal Business

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you’re thinking of adding a patio space to your restaurant (or preparing your existing outdoor space for seasonal patio dining), you could be on your way to a significant revenue boost.

Adding an outdoor patio to your restaurant can increase gross profits by up to 65%, depending on how much you invest in the project. Research by restaurant and hospitality consulting company Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group found that an investment of $200,000 in an outdoor dining space could yield a gross profit of over $500,000.

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Outdoor Dining: History, Benefits, and Inspiration

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

“Would you like to be seated inside, or on our patio?”

Especially when it’s nice outside, many people would say, “Patio, please!”

Whether you call it outdoor dining, picnicking, feasting en plein aire, or eating al fresco, enjoying a meal outside is very much a part of everyday life, particularly in warmer months. But where did this tradition come from, and is it still alive and well today?

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Selecting the Right Commercial-Grade Outdoor Patio Enclosure

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to commercial buildings, adding new outdoor spaces (or taking existing outdoor spaces to the next level) is a great way to add interest and boost value.

But depending on location, you may want a layer of protection from the elements. That’s where outdoor patio enclosures come in. Whether they’re year-round or seasonal, enclosures can increase the function of outdoor spaces.

How do you know which commercial-grade fabric is right for your outdoor patio enclosure project? Here are a few of the most important factors to consider:

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Herculite Earns United Way of York County's New Campaign Award

Posted by Matt Brommer on Feb 12, 2020 4:18:01 PM

Herculite Inc. is proud to announce that we have received the “2019 New Campaign Award” from the United Way of York County. This award is given each year to the new United Way Corporate Partner with the highest total campaign contribution.

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A Better Way: Sourcing Partnerships That Work

Posted by Chad Twombly on Dec 18, 2019 3:32:08 PM

The typical vendor-buyer sourcing relationship is a push-pull, sometimes adversarial one, borne out of the tension created from the two opposite ends of the profit maximization effort that exists with every transaction. A buyer wants to pay the lowest possible price (with maintaining key product specs) while the vendor is looking to get the highest reasonable price on the sale (without losing the business), all so their respective companies can maximize profit.

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Agricultural Building Curtains Buyer’s Guide

Posted by Craig Zola on Nov 27, 2019 7:38:50 PM

As a livestock producer, your animals are your lifeblood. You may have raised many of them from birth, you spend every day caring for them, and they help support your family. Therefore, it’s understandable that want to provide the best care possible for them. You feed them the best food you can, you care for them when they’re sick, and you protect them from predators.

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ISO 9001 Certification In Textile Manufacturing Explained

Posted by Craig Zola on Nov 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Lots of companies manufacture textiles - but how can you be sure that their goods are manufactured to a higher standard, consistently? That's where the certification of quality management systems  can help to give you trust that a company is manufacturing with consistent quality. The gold standard of quality manufacturing system certifications is  ISO 9001. You may have seen the ISO 9001-certified claim made by companies as diverse as Nestle and DHL. 

But what is ISO certification? It's become ubiquitous, we see the logo at the bottom of manufacturers, suppliers, and other company web sites. But what does it really mean for you, the customer? Let's explain exactly what ISO 9001 certification stands for and what it means when you buy products from one of our Herculite brands.

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The World’s Most Rugged Tents: Meet Eureka’s Tactical Military Soft Shelters

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Sep 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Good shelter is hard to come by on the front lines. Between rain, snow, wind, and the sun, conditions in the field can be daunting.

Eureka! Tent company has been finding solutions to support operations in the field since the second world war. Since then, Eureka has manufactured all-purpose and specialty tents for the armed forces, including mobile hospital tents, barracks, mess halls, and more. They’ve become a key supplier for the military by introducing new technology to minimize pack weight and improve resilience under the harshest conditions.

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