Electricians tend to enjoy working with electrical systems with cool features and designs more than they like working with standard systems. Square D panelboards are the perfect example of this. They stand out from other types of panelboards for a few key reasons. We’ve put together a list of some of the coolest Square D panelboards so you can see what we mean for yourself.
As part of Surehand’s commitment to reducing labor shortages and un/underemployment in the industrial sector, we are proud to announce the Rock the Trades™ workforce development initiative—dedicated to celebrating the American industrial worker; raising awareness of the skilled trades as a rewarding career path; and advancing industry diversity and inclusion.
Industrial machinery mechanics make good money and have a high degree of job satisfaction. The demand for the position is also projected to grow considerably in the coming years. If you’re mechanically-inclined and looking for a new career, we’ve put together a guide to help you make your next move.
For years, welding has been a boys club. But the number of women joining this trade has risen since the 80s. The landscape looks different today. Here’s a look at the history and current state of women in the welding world.
Happiness can come from the most unexpected places. Random acts of kindness are the perfect example of this. They arise spontaneously to remind us that things might be better than we give them credit for. The rise of social media and technology has made it easier than ever to spread the impact of random acts of kindness across the globe. A recent Reddit post highlights this trend beautifully.
Finding the right career will help you get more enjoyment out of your life. One job opportunity that may fit the bill is becoming a machine operator. Machine operators make good money, work in decent comfort, and don’t have to have a four-year college degree. If you’re naturally mechanically-inclined anyway, then becoming a machine operator could be the answer to your job search.
The Surehand Spotlight shares some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. This month, we shine the spotlight on the two recipients of the Virginia Ship Repair Association’s Tradesperson of the Year award—Heng Hy and Danual Pearce—representing the best of the best in ship repair.
Machinists play an essential role in the economy. It’s their responsibility to create metal parts that are precise and capable of carrying out a variety of essential tasks. Most machinists need the practice to reach their full potential. But that can be hard to get on the job. Whether you’re an experienced machinist or you’re just getting started, we’ve put together a list of some of the most entertaining and practical projects for you to work on.
Industrial employment opportunities are expanding. During the last 8 months of 2020, more than 820,000 new manufacturing positions became available. That’s leading many individuals to think about pursuing an industrial career. But there’s a larger demand for machinists in some markets than others. We’ve pinpointed which parts of the country are hiring the most machinists.
Whether you’re bored or just looking for something interesting to try, one option you have is to attempt a DIY project. These give you the chance to both hone your existing skills and develop new ones. We’ve put together eight of the most fun DIY electronics projects that you can do at home right now.