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Un-Inspected vs Inspected Appraisals

Recent updates to USPAP have changed the definitions of appraisals.  Many people are familiar with the recently antiquated term Desktop Appraisal.  Now there are really two types of appraisals. Either an Un-Inspected Appraisal or an Inspected Appraisal.    The purpose and intende...

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Tips for Securing a Machinery & Equipment Appraisal

A machinery and equipment appraisal is something that you may do every year (which we recommend) or once in the history of your company.  Whether it’s plastics equipment appraisal or other types of equipment, here’s what you need to know to secure your appraisal. Who is the appraisal f...

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Glimmer of Economic Hope

There will definitely be winners and losers in the post-corona world.  Right now there is a glimmer of economic hope in the ISM numbers.  The Institute for Supply Management released its composite PMI for May at 43.1. As of now April was the worst month in recent times with a composite PMI...

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Injection Molding Machinery Outlook

The industries to watch for growth in plastics machinery sales include medical and packaging and one to watch in general is automotive.   Auto makers have introduced fewer new models which means that they are updating current models rather than going through complete redesigns.  This...

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Top 10 Marine Debris Items

1. Cigarettes 2. Plastic Bags 3. Food Wrappers/Containers 4. Caps & Lids 5. Plastic Beverage Bottles 6. Cups, Plates & Utensils 7. Glass Beverage Bottles 8. Beverage Cans 9. Straws & Stirrers 10. Paper Bags. 

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Merry Christmas!

All of us at Arlington Machinery wish all our customers, family and friends a very Merry Christmas! Our office will be closed Tuesday Dec 24th and Wednesday Dec 25th in celebration of the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen Thursday Dec 26th at 8am. Merry Christmas!

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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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Happy 4th of July to all of our family, friends and customers!!

All of us at Arlington Machinery wish you a Happy 4th of July!  In observance of the holiday we will be closing the office today at 1pm and closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. We will be back in the office on Monday, July 8th. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

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Arlington Machinery Reviews

We were looking to replace a piece of equipment and Arlington had exactly what we were looking for. So far both pieces we have bought from them have worked out to be good investments.

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