Housing starts hit a 12-year High

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Department August Report showed that housing starts rose 12.3 percent in August to the highest level since May of 2007.  This could be good news for extrusion businesses as these new houses need pipe and profile items such as siding, dr...

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Recycling Road is Paved with Good Intentions

Large companies are committing to recycled content, other companies are cleaning ocean of plastics, everyone is trying to use less or better plastic compounds (bio) for the environment.  Do we have the infrastructure to handle all our recycling efforts?   Recently in Canada, a report...

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Robots in the Workplace

In the plastics industry, we are seeing an increase in the use of robots.  Multiple reasons make robots a desirable choice over humans.   Robots can be more efficient than employeesHighly skilled employees are hard to find for employersMinimum wage hikes make the robot more lucretiveA...

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Ocean Plastics Problems and Solution

Members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste have already pledged $1 billion to work on the problem of ocean plastics.  The alliance is also looking to increase that number to $1.5 billion. The global organization is looking to inject itself into the waste management process in hopes of finding...

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Industry 4.0 Protocols for Plastics Machinery

Global manufacturers are making a press for standardization among plastics equipment and its connectivity.  It will be a challenge and take some time to implement, but the end will hopefully be one that allows all machines to work together and have a "plug and play" option to connect to softwar...

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You can still get a 2017 Appraisal in 2018!

The effective date of an appraisal can be any date in the past or future.  If you need to know what your machinery and equipment is worth as of the last day of 2017 for accounting or insurance or any other reason, we can do one for you.  Our database of historical sales allows us to pick a...

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IFRS Compliant Appraisals

We may have never mentioned it, but in addition to USPAP-compliant machinery and equipment appraisals, we can also provide appraisals that follow the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) guidelines.  Similar to the Appraisal Foundation, which develops the USPAP guidelines, the IFR...

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AMEA Certified Appraiser

This week I'm brushing up on my appraisal skills by attending the AMEA conference.  I'll be taking the 7-hour USPAP refresher course as well as other classes to expand my knowledge to serve our customers better.  We are always striving to produce quality machinery and equipment appraisals...

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Asset-Based Lending and Appraisals

Asset-based Lending (ABL) and appraisals are closely linked.  Finance companies and banks that are loaning money based on a companies assets need to know what the assets are worth.  While the appraiser is not an advocate for the bank or an advocate for the company, he or she is an impartia...

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Plastic Equipment Insurance Evaluations

How do you evaluate your equipment if it's been damaged and you need to make an insurance claim?  If it's plastics equipment, you can ask Arlington Plastics Machinery for an equipment appraisal, repair estimate or offer on the equipment. You insurance company wants to pay you for what you are owed...

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Arlington Machinery Reviews

Worked with Jeff Norman to identify a desiccant dryer for our process. He walked us through the process as we don't have experience buying used equipment. Sale was completed and unit was received well-packed and on time. Unit is running great and does the job fine.

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