What Is An EMR And Why Should You Care?

In any type of business or industry, there is always the chance of an injury on the job that results in a workers’ comp claim or a claim against the insurance provider if workers’ compensation is not required for the business.  In some types of jobs, the risk of an injury is very low, with the types of injuries often minor and requiring limited medical services, time off from work, or short or long-term disability concerns. Other industries, like the construction industry, are more likely to have serious injuries that may lead to short or long-term disability.  To address this
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Preventing Common Spring HVAC Issues

The hot days of summer are just around the corner. Soon businesses will turn from using their heating systems to their air conditioners, so this makes spring a perfect time to see if your HVAC is ready. Think of spring HVAC system maintenance like an oil change and tune-up for your car. It’s important to check out the components of the system, look for any signs of wear and tear, and make any necessary repairs or replacements to help reduce the risk of a system failure in the future. In addition, a well-maintained HVAC system operates more efficiently, which saves
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How GPS Has Revolutionized Our Service To Clients

Sometimes new trends in technology seem like a good idea, but they are difficult to use in the field or on the job and simply become more of a time drag than a solution. There are also some developments in technology that make an improvement in productivity for the company while also offering benefits to the customers.  At Piping Systems, Inc., one of the most valuable additions in technology we have made is the use of GPS. While GPS is not new, the new technology allows for immediate, real-time information on our vehicles and our staff, helping to increase efficiency,
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Where We Came From And Where We Are Today

by Pauline Lally Every company has a story, and I would like to share how PSI came to be the business we are today. It all started with a simple request, which was my father asking his Dad for a raise. My Grandfather had lived through the Depression, and when his son asked him for a raise to get married, he had to say no as he could not afford to give all his sons a raise.  That answer of “no” prompted my father, Eugene A. Lemieux, to start his own company. His first job was working at a grammar
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The Right And Wrong Way To Train Staff

Training people in new techniques, procedures, processes, or building up staff knowledge on products or services, is a challenge for most businesses. Training takes a special skill set, and one of the most important aspects of any successful training is to provide the information in a way that is meaningful, relevant, and accessible to all.  When there is a need for training, planning the event in advance and considering your audience is a critical and often overlooked step. Some businesses do all of their training the same way, perhaps in shift talks, short on the job training, or even by
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Cranberries Anyone?

This past November we received an emergency call from our client, Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., Carver, MA.  We were told that the plant was inoperable because their steam boiler was shut down in the need of repairs. On the next day, we went on-site to view the situation and developed a game plan to run a steam line across the roof to enable the client to use a temporary boiler provided by others.  Measurements were taken and our welders fabricated the entire project in our shop ready for delivery. A crane pick by Lamb Crane and Rigging was arranged for
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Reasons A Multi-Trade Company Is A Benefit For Customers

Many different industries require the services of a range of different trades. A great example of this is the HVAC industry, where installing new systems, system maintenance, and repairing existing systems may require the input and services of HVAC technicians, sheet metal fabricators, plumbers, and electricians are all required on the job.  The same is true for many companies offering maintenance work for industrial, manufacturing and processing plants, or for companies offering everything from gas installation to fire system design and installation.  These types of multi-trade companies are a benefit to their customers. At Piping Systems, Inc, we find that
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How To Show Your Team And Employees Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Employees and management teams are really the heart and soul of any company, and showing your appreciation for your team and your staff is always a terrific way to highlight the important role they play.  Research shows that employees and teams that feel valued, appreciated, and genuinely liked by their boss are more productive, creating, and more involved in the overall success and performance of the business, department, team, or organization.  Most employers, leaders, and managers show some level of appreciation to employees over the holiday season, but there is no need to limit it to just Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Getting To Know What We Offer

While most people find Piping Systems, Inc., when looking for piping system solutions, we also offer a range of other services as well. In fact, in talking to many of our customers, we are constantly surprised when they are talking about a problem they are experiencing, and we are able to let them know that we can help out with that issue and offer a top solution to correct the issue they are experiencing.  To help our customers in understanding all that we offer, here is a brief overview of the services we offer as one of the top piping
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Increasing Performance With Viega Outlet Fittings

Finding ways to effectively creating ever-increasingly complex piping systems throughout industrial applications and new project construction is a constant challenge. At Piping Systems, Inc., we strive to provide solutions that are both cost-effective and efficient, which are two of the reasons we are purchasing and offering the new Viega press adapters in combination with the press in-branch tool kit to complete press joining in pipes of all sizes.  This is a system for press joining and branch installation that is simple and effective to use, making short work out of adding different fittings, including mechanical tees, into any piping system.
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