I am curious to know if anyone else suffers from a love/hate conflict with home improvement stores. I love visiting my local home improvement store, browsing all the terrific items, finding products to solve immediate problems and gathering ideas for my dreams of more atheistically pleasing convenience. My aversion lies in that there was once a time, not so long ago, when a home improvement store visit cost a $35.00 minimum. Now it seems to be $85.00. In fact, today’s purchase of two bags of lime, three small types of fertilizer, two cans of ant guard with tax totaled $87.50. This post is not meant to be a complaint, but is a perception based on my own experiences as a home owner for 26 years. More importantly, this story is about the changes I have made so that I frequent these stores less. Of course, most homeowners know that goal is difficult because the more things accumulated in our homes, the more items require maintenance, repair, and replacement. I have made the decision to protect my items so they don’t fail.
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Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 27, 2012 10:16:00 AM
Cause and effect, action - reaction, push - pull; however you want to delineate it, some sort of change will cause transformations, both favorable and detrimental. What brought this thought on, you ask? I was executing my February home property inspection - a task surely effortless in this crisp 40 and 50 degree weather rather than in past years trouncing through feet of snow. This year’s winter weather has been a record breaker and unseasonably warm in New England. It feels as if we are living in Maryland or the Carolinas.
We had just finished our Intercept packaging training program and all the satisfied guests were headed back to their Friday afternoon routines, save one, Liberty’s Tennessee representative, Steve. He had flown in from Nashville and was approaching the third evening of his stay. In his previous occupation, Steve was a Budweiser sales representative and can tell you anything you could possibly want to know about beer; okay I think you get it, Steve is fun. Let’s go to Boston. Elaine, Steve, and I jumped into the Volvo and drove directly to the best value in the City of Boston: the city-run parking garage under the Boston Common.
Today's guest post was contributed by Albert Greenhut of EMI. We happily welcome his input - Albert's photo and bio appear below the article.
I was once invited to be a salesman for a supply company. I have been told that I am personable and relatively well spoken, leading this HR representative to make such an offer. I mulled over this decision and turned down the offer because I thought that under the pressure of a sale I couldn’t perform, or that I would find my silver tongue corroding under pressure.
Posted by Joe Spitz on Nov 15, 2011 8:15:00 AM
I had the opportunity in the last few weeks to visit some factory floors. It is always thrilling for a curious man to view and hopefully participate in how things are made; the tools and equipment used, the noise of machine activity, laborers exerting, monitoring, being creative, deriving solutions, being productive; good old work fun. Because of the unique heavy duty barrier packaging we represent, Liberty Packaging has the opportunity to work with people at companies pursuing changes that help them become more environmentally safe while gaining cost savings. We help them by reviewing their processes to see if we can help things work better, easier, more efficiently. In my recent visits, these factory floors were busy and vibrant; very satisfying.
A recent article in Packaging News prompted me to consider our role in the packaging industry as innovators and promoters of more efficient materials and processes. Rather than consider ourselves the victims of "wrap ragers" or "packaging bashers", we in the industry must be arbiters of change.
Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 18, 2011 8:18:00 AM
We’re often asked: when considering Intercept Technology heavy duty flexible film barrier packaging for the storage and/or shipping of electronics, which product would be best? Intercept barrier protection is currently used for all sorts of electronics such as complete equipment, circuit cards, printed wire boards, chassis and frames, even the most sensitive devices and chips.
Here are three Intercept materials that protect electronics:
Manufacturing companies seeking to save time by eliminating the application of protective oils to their products may want to consider heavy duty barrier packaging as a solution. Besides time savings, other benefits to this approach include cleaner products and cleaner more streamlined operations.
Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 11, 2011 9:11:00 AM
My son is a guitar player. He started playing the guitar at eight years old and is now playing professionally. Along with our drummer son, as a family we would spend many hours at music stores looking at, and eventually buying, musical instruments, parts, and gear. Always good for holiday and birthday “extra” gifts, D’Addario guitar strings were well received by our son and compared to other musical products, at very reasonable prices in the string gauges he prefers. Our guitar string purchases were personally pleasing to me because D’Addario uses a product line we represent with our Liberty Packaging business, Corrosion Intercept® packaging. For all guitar players reading this, the copper-colored inner-pack bags that protect the strings in storage and shipping Corrosion Intercept barrier protection.
Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 6, 2011 11:06:00 AM
Intercept Technology™ barrier packaging has found many markets internationally, particularly in Europe. Bell Labs invented Intercept heavy duty barrier bags and films to help them solve problems with corrosion on the printed wire boards (PWB) metals. In the late 1980s, AT&T manufacturing, which later became Lucent and is now Alcatel-Lucent protected their PWB in Static Intercept barrier packaging which also has the properties of perfect static dissipation protection (ESD - electro-static discharge).