Archive for Author: Sydney Cross

05.29.2020 | Sydney Cross

The Value of Custom Laboratory Casework

The uninitiated may be under the impression that all laboratories are the same, all featuring the same rows of basic workbenches, the same open shelving, and the same utility requirements like plumbing, HVAC, filtration, electric, etc. In reality, each lab has its own unique needs, requiring its own unique design and configuration.  To further take

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05.22.2020 | Sydney Cross

Types of SEFA-8 Tests

SEFA-8 testing changes slightly based on the surface material of your casework and the requirements of your lab. While some special materials may require specific testing to ensure they are up to par, the SEFA-8 standards typically consist of three relatively simple types of tests.  Mechanical Tests Mechanical tests measure how much weight your casework

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05.15.2020 | Sydney Cross

How to Start an Aquaculture Business

Farming can be a difficult industry to break into, with the cost of purchasing viable land, acquiring licensures, building infrastructure, purchasing livestock, and attaining licensures to contend with. On top of being difficult to start independently, traditional livestock farming can also take quite some time to be profitable, and it can take years of rigorous

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05.14.2020 | Sydney Cross

How to Start a Brewery Lab in 2020

If you have a passion for beer and are planning on opening your own brewery, there are a few things you may not yet have considered. You likely have a deep knowledge of all things relating to the brewing and consuming of beer, but you may not know just what it takes to ensure your

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05.07.2020 | Sydney Cross

How to Get More Contracting Business in 2020

During the best of times, connecting with potential customers, fostering leads, and bagging big-ticket projects can be challenging tasks. Now, with many businesses closed and their futures uncertain, the effort to simply stay afloat may seem like a daunting challenge.  Despite a halt in operation for certain companies, the busiest season for general contractors is

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05.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

How to Start a General Contracting Business

General contracting can be rewarding and for many construction professionals, starting their own general contracting business is the ultimate goal. Overseeing multiple commercial projects is not only an exciting prospect but can also provide you with lucrative opportunities.  At OnePointe Solutions, we have worked with countless general contractors to design, build, and install custom furniture

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04.28.2020 | Sydney Cross

Lab Safety Symbols

Table of Contents Fire Safety Symbols Fire Extinguisher Flammable No Open Flames Oxidizing Material Hazard Symbols Biohazard Corrosive Material Hazard Explosive Material General Warning  Health Hazard High Voltage Laser Beam Hazard Low Temperature Toxic Material/Poison UV Light Physical Safety Symbols Breathing Masks Eyewash Station First Aid Station Food and Drink Prohibited Gloves Required No Pacemakers

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04.27.2020 | Sydney Cross

What Is a LIMS and What Is It Used For?

A Laboratory Information Management System, or LIMS, is an important tool used by laboratories to improve workflow and organization. Providing a central interface for the organization and tracking of samples and testing, a LIMS software system assists lab managers with the difficult task of collecting and maintaining enormous amounts of data.  Traditional methods of recording

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04.24.2020 | Sydney Cross

Dairy Labs and Dairy Testing – An Overview

The production of dairy products of all kinds requires extensive testing from end to end, requiring facilities during every phase of the process to have on-site or local laboratory facilities available to perform testing. Dairy products like milk, kefir, yogurt, cheese, and so on are produced in food-safe facilities, designed to mitigate and prevent the

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