Nokona handcrafts baseball gloves in North Texas facility

An American manufacturing success story, the 92-year-old company survived the Great Depression and a fire that burned its old facility to the ground. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. Rob Storey, executive vice president of Nokona American Ballgloves, shows how the inside liner part of the baseball glove is assembled. The leathergoods company has been in business in Nocona, Texas since 1926.(Photo: Torin Halsey/Times Record News)Buy Photo The company might have gotten an auspicious start 92 years ago, but Nokona American Ballgloves is still stitching together an American manufacturing success story. A local banker, Cad McCall, loaned money to a leather go...

Reputable Source for Fort Walton Beach Fl Sunrooms Introduces Exciting New Product

Fort Walton Beach Fla. – Titan Sunrooms, a leading provider of sunrooms in Fort Walton Beach FL, is proud to a new addition to their expansive inventory. Over the past year, the business has been able to expand services available to their clientele, resulting in being able to assist more residents to achieve their dream homes than ever before. Titan Sunrooms is proud to announce they are now offering modern Patio Cabanas. Patio Cabanas make a great addition to any backyard and they feature privacy screening, Colorbeam framing and a heat-blocking structural insulated roof. This series is unlike typical aluminum products that have been popular since the 1960s, aligning with the owner of Titan Sunrooms Fred Genkin’s mission to manufacture, install and supply a growing dealer base around the country with the most advanced custom materials on the market. “Our parent company, Titan Building Systems, specializes in the manufacture of ultra-durable composite building products. These products are designed to replace traditional building materials such as wood, aluminum, vinyl, and steel,” says Fred Genkin. Titan Sunrooms have been deemed “innovators” due to their uses of ...

Best gifts for dog lovers: 20 gift ideas for dogs and owners

From the best leashes to our favorite pet hair remover, these are must-have holiday gifts for any dog lover. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. The holidays are about spending time with your loved ones, both two- and four-legged. For those of you with a granddog, a best friend with a pup, or like to wrap up a gift for your own fur-baby, we’ve got you covered with these pawesome gift...

Canadian Pacific crude train derails, catches fire in Saskatchewan

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ A Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Saskatchewan, causing a fire at around midnight local time, local media reported on Monday. Dec 9 (Reuters) – A Canadian Pacific Railway CP.TO train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Saskatchewan, causing a fire at around midnight local time, local media reported on Monday. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) confirmed the derailment and said it has deployed investigators to the site to assess the incident. No injuries or damage to buildings occurred, and no evacuations have been ordered in the rural area, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Corporal Rob King said. Highway 16, a national highway, was closed due to thick smoke from the fire, hours after the derailment occurred, King said. Canada is the world’s fourth-largest crude oil producer, and shippers have moved more oil by train in the past year due to full pipelines. (Reporting by Karthika Suresh Namboothiri and Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru and Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; editing by Louise Heavens and Jonathan Oatis) ((eileen.soreng@thomsonreuters.com; Within U.S. +1 646 223 8780...

Fencing kit highlights from the farm inventions competition

Over the years, our annual Farm Inventions Competition has yielded a bumper crop of farm-fettled fencing tools and nifty hedge-taming equipment. We revisit a few of the highlights. Rhodri Thomas has been erecting stock fencing in Pembrokeshire for the past fifteen years and has fabricated a front linkage-mounted wire unroller and tensioning tool to help speed up the job. Before embarking on the build, he looked into buying a machine and eyed up a number of options, including the Lancashire-built Quickfencer. However, none had the particular range of features he was after, and he figured he could build a bespoke machine to suit his requirements for a lot less than an off-the-shelf product. His main requirement was that the tool could tension the wire without having to drive past the post – this meant he would be able to work easily up to obstacles such as water troughs. Therefore, the starting point was to come up with a slim, hydraulic clamp that grabbed the wire right down on the fence line. His design has a piece of tube on the inside edge for the wire to run over smoothly while it’s been rolled out, and a length of flat steel on the far side for the wire to clamp against. Wh...

Commissioners to hold Highway 8 bridge public hearing | News, Sports, Jobs

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will review an historic bridge rehabilitation study and receive public comment at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Gemini Research Historian Sue Granger and Erickson Engineering Design Engineer Tom Wilson will explain the study and answer questions. Bridge 2110, aka the Hale Bridge, on CSAH 8 over the Minnesota River, is the last county truss bridge. It is structurally deficient with a low sufficiency rating and a number of serious structural issues. The 17 feet wide, 250 feet long, 6-span bridge is historic, which makes it difficult to replace. It was closed Aug. 1, 2017 after a critical deficiency was discovered. It has been load posted at 5 tons for several years due to other structural problems. On July 24, commissioners approved hiring an historian and design engineer to assist in preparing an historic alternatives analysis to explore bridge alternatives. A purpose and need statement and final bridge historical rehabilitation study with 5 options was developed. The study concluded all 5 alternatives did not meet the purpose and need statement so the bridge needs to be replaced. • A Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) Keep Me Safe 2020 c...

The best white wines to buy for Christmas 2019, as recommended by The Telegraph experts The Telegraph Search Icon Save Facebook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon LinkedIn icon Facebook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon LinkedIn icon

Among this list (which will continue to be updated as more keenly priced and great-tasting bottles come to our attention) are 20 brilliant dry whites for you to try. The cheapest are around the £6.50 mark, although if you get in quickly before the price goes up (probably on Monday December 2, but M&S isn’t sure exactly when) and the “buy six or more bottles and get 25 per cent off” deal runs out (last day is definitely Monday) then you will be able to bulk-buy M&S’s very attractive Domaine Mandeville Viognier for £5.25 a bottle. There are also luminous chardonnays from both Burgundy and the New World, white Rhône blends (a personal favourite at this time of year) and refreshing sauvignon blancs,… We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Heat Not Burn, Herbal Cigarettes, Quit Smoking, E Cigarette – Ccobato,https://www.ccobato.com/

Make a mental list of your least favorite places to clean in your house. There’s a

Make a mental list of your least favorite places to clean in your house. There’s a good chance at least a couple of them are found in your bathroom. There’s the grimy grout lines, the clogged drains, and we don’t even need to mention the toilet, right? While scrubbing these areas will likely never become your favorite household chore, we have learned some tips and found some tools over the years that can make cleaning these spots a little bit easier. Here’s how to clean some of the trickiest spots in your bathroom, so you can get this room sparkling quickly (and then avoid it again until your next deep-clean).  Combine two parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide to form a paste. Apply to the grout lines and let sit for 10 minutes. Then, you know what to do. Grab an old toothbrush you no longer use and get to scrubbing, paying special attention to the dingiest areas. Check out our complete grout-cleaning guide.  While an old toothbrush is the ol’ standby for this dirty job, you can also invest in this durable scrub brush set that will last longer.  Prevention Plan: This is a task that will take a little elbow grease, and unfortunately, there...

Essential DFM guidelines for sheet metal fabrication

3D Hubs is the world’s leading provider of 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding services. Engineers who use the 3D Hubs online manufacturing platform can access a free DFM analysis and generate an instant quote for their chosen manufacturing method. Design for manufacturing (DFM) is a philosophy used to create viable designs that are easy to manufacture. DFM is particularly important for sheet metal fabrication, where small design flaws could result in cracks, tears, or unwanted bends in the metal. Following these essential DFM guidelines will result in parts that are strong, durable, and identical to engineering specifications. Sheet metal fabrication is just one of the many online manufacturing processes offered by online manufacturing shops. Before you order your part, make sure that you’ve selected the most efficient way to create that item. Sheet metal parts are created by bending or cutting a sheet of metal which is usually no more than 6 millimeters thick. This process is well-suited for creating large, flat, or hollow metal parts. Soda cans, metal boxes, car doors, and similar structures are all made with sheet metal fabr...

Southwire is expanding its hand tool lineup with a more robust line of strippers and cutters.

Southwire is expanding its hand tool lineup with a more robust line of strippers and cutters. Up first on our plate is the Southwire Forged Romex Stripper. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); We put Southwire’s new Forged Romex Stripper to work in our shop. So far, we really like what we see. The new forged Romex stripper is made from heavy-duty…you guessed it…forged steel. But it’s not just a Romex Stripper. Once you pull off the outer jacket, you can prep the wires inside with the included single 14 and 12-gauge strippers. You’ll also find a wire loop on one jaw and 6-32/8-32 screw shears. As you make your way up to the jaw tips, it’s obvious these are far from your cheap stamped steel wire strippers. Wide jaws with solid knurling can accommodate Romex and help you grab, pull, and twist wire (including Romex) to your heart’s content. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1448375265475-0′); }); The ergonomically-shaped handles feature an upward curve that contours well into your hand. Our Pros feet the grips are comfortable and each has ...

This New Jet Is Quieter Than a Ferrari GT3 Speeding on a Highway

Tuck those noise-canceling headphones back in your bag. If we’re to believe Textron Aviation, we may not need them on board its newest jet—the Cessna Citation Longitude. To set it apart from the other aircraft in its super-midsize class, the company claims to have created the quietest cabin possible. To deliver its most silent sanctuary, the jet builder performed significant R&D, from aerodynamic engineering to new soundproofing methods, such as adjusting window geometry, pane thickness and seals. There were also some surprising fixes, like using the furniture to muffle sound and the walk-in baggage compartment as a barrier to engine noise. The team’s first step was to identify exactly where noise was coming from. As you’d expect, windows and doors as well as the fuselage were the biggest culprits. But the heating and cooling systems, such as cabin fans, also allowed “acoustic energy” to enter. After isolating the sources, engineers measured, tracked and calculated noise levels via real flight data fed to computer models. The final stage was to soundproof the identified areas using dampening materials and techniques. The firm’s acoustics team then measured the noise within o...

Stainless Steel Market Size Worth $133.8 Billion By 2025 | CAGR: 5.2%: Grand View Research, Inc. – Press Release

The global stainless steel market size is expected to reach USD 133.8 billion by 2025 at a 5.2% CAGR, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is anticipated to expand mainly due to advantages such as increased formability, weldability, corrosion resistance, and aesthetic appearance.  The construction industry in emerging economies has been registering rapid growth due to increasing government expenditure on infrastructure. Higher prices of stainless steel substitutes have facilitated the usage of this product in various applications including architectural cladding, handrails, drainage and water systems, wall support, roofing, and structures and fixing. Growing demand for stainless steel in applications such as wires, rolled rings, precision tubes, strips, and 3D forging is anticipated to drive the stainless steel market over the forecast period. The most commonly used grades of stainless steel are the 200 and 300 series. The 200 series has 40% higher yield strength compared to the 300 series, which is likely to provide positive scope for the growth of the segment. Moreover, it is highly preferred in the making of various consumer goods due to its cost ...

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