Month: May 2014

How Industrial Construction Companies Can Go Green

Going green can be beneficial for your business and for the planet that we live in. Simple steps can translate to great effects. Here are the simple ways your company can start your eco friendly efforts.

pipe fabrication

going eco-friendly in a fabrication plant

  1. When not in use, always turn off equipments. No matter what company you have, you are using up energy in one way or another. Whether it is one pipe fabrication equipment on standby or a computer system in the background it is unnecessarily using up energy. Turning these off is good for the environment and helpful for your company’s energy usage too.
  2. Involve everyone in your environmentally conscious efforts. It is not enough for one department or just the upper management to be eco friendly. Environmental concern is not exclusive. Make sure eco friendly measures are observed all throughout your company. Every person counts. The more people that are in the effort, the more encouraged all of your teams will be. Promote team work and mutual accountability to make sure that the measures you are doing remain long term.
  3. Face to face meetings and emails are some of the best ways to communicate. Technology has made much advancement in the way we communicate. Phone meetings, live chats and video conferences are just some of the ways companies talk to one another. Although, these are extremely useful tools, sometimes they can be an unnecessary way to spend energy. Encourage brainstorming and meetings in greener forms. Do face to face meetings when able. Substitute printed notices with email communication.
  4. Every industry, whether you are in industrial construction companies or if you work at a restaurant, needs water to operate. Unfortunately, water is one of the most wasted commodities that companies use. Changing your company’s habits include paying conscious attention to everything you use. This can be as simple as turning the tap completely off after use or using motion sensors in the toilets for water. Every effort counts.
  5. Always use greener products. A usual office has uses paper, folders and other office supplies. It may not always be possible to keep transactions as paperless as possible but always make sure to skimp on paper and other supplies when possible. Also make sure that your office is getting paper supply with the maximum recyclable content. Search for local suppliers so you also save energy that is otherwise spent on shipping. Go green and go local.
  6. Always recycle. You may already be recycling at homes. However, make sure that you extend this habit to your office. Equip your employees with the right resources for recycling. One of the easiest steps is through placing recyclable bins everywhere. Also place recyclable trays for paper that can still be re used. This is not only healthy for the environment; it is also healthy for your company’s trash expense.
  7. Take small steps. The best way to build a habit is to take small but consistent steps. This is true for all organizations whether you are dealing with large industries such as pipe fabricators and glass manufacturers or even if you are small and quaint like a local bakery. Small steps can give you big results.

Turner Industries

8687 United Plaza Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Getting your air conditioner repaired is important in Mississippi

Throughout my life I have been lucky to live a few places where the weather was generally so nice that it was not all that important if I had a working AC or not. Now I am living in Mississippi and it is for sure not one of those places that is ok to live without AC. Last year I had my AC break down on me and it was a little over a week until I could get an air conditioner repair crew over to my house. The whole week I ate almost nothing but ice cream and tried to be out of my house for any reason I could possibly come up with. This year I am going to be smarter about it and the first sign I notice of something going wrong with the air conditioner I am going to call up the air conditioner repair team and have them come and take a look at it. I am hoping that since I only got it fixed last summer that everything should be ok but I am still keeping my eyes open just in case something unexpected happens.

God forbid you ever find yourself in a similar position, make sure that you pay attention to the small things with your air conditioning. Sometimes they just stop working for no reason but a lot of the time they start to show some warning signs of going down hill. If you catch some of the signs that the air conditioning might need some work done on it, you can call the air conditioner repair company before you end up like me with no AC in the middle of summer. While most air conditioner repair companies will try and get to you as fast as they possibly can, in such a big city with a lot of people cranking their air conditioner all summer there are bound to be a number of broken air conditioners that everyone is equally as desperate as you are to have it fixed. If you catch some small problems before they become big problems you can hopefully not be in that position yourself.

air conditioning repair Another thing that could help is finding a good air conditioning repair company before you find yourself with a broken air conditioner and panicking. Go ahead and ask your friends and neighbors if they know of any air conditioner repair companies that they have worked with in the past and have any good recommendations for. This can help make sure that you get a good air conditioner repair company that will both do good work as well as do it quickly so that you don’t have to wait for ages with a broken air conditioner. I promise it will be well worth it if something ever comes up and you need your air conditioner fixed right away. When you are drowning in muggy heat it will be worth it to save any amount of time possible and get you back into a livable home.