Sustainability and the environment often go hand-in-hand. However, while the environment is a huge part of sustainability, other factors such as efficiency, waste and production are also key metrics that factor into sustainability. Fluids and fluid performance play a key role in all of these factors, and fluid choice is critical to making your shop more sustainable.
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Featuring Lube-Tech's Chris Bame and Amy Jo Van Culin
Above all else, the health and safety of your workers is the most important priority in the shop. In metalworking, microparticles can cause dermatitis, causing irritation and rash. Metalworking fluids are typically about 93% water and 7% oil, neither of which will bother your skin. It's the metallic particles, along with the bacteria and fungus that live on those particles, that result from the machining action that can get into your skin and cause problems.
Sometimes in sales you need to politely say, "I'm sorry, we can't do that." Ouch, that hurts just writing it. Saying no can be hard when you pride yourself as a problem solver. I think that's one of the reasons I love working with technicians. They don't like to say no and in fact, dedicate their careers to fixing broken things and making people happy. So, what might cause an automotive professional to respectfully decline? Answer: when the fix could lead to a serious safety issue and may put the technician and the shop in front of a judge.
In addition to developing some of the world’s most innovative custom powersports and outdoor power equipment lubricants, Lube-Tech also operates an engine testing facility called Test-Tech. 20 years ago, Test-Tech was established to test custom blended lubricants in-house. Since then it has grown into one of the industry’s best-kept secrets, with numerous OEMs leaning on the business’s lubricant and testing experience to conduct endurance, certification and validation testing of its lubricants.
Lubrication Technologies announces acquisition that broadens their offering of products and services for customers who operate car washes.
Golden Valley, MN – November 1, 2018 – Lubrication Technologies is excited to announce the acquisition of Reliable Plus Car Wash Services Inc., effective November 1, 2018. This acquisition expands our team to 80 car wash and equipment experts and positions us to lead the Midwest market in car wash equipment installations, products, services and solutions.
The Symptoms May Be a Normal Characteristic
Often we are faced with customer complaints that are seemingly impossible to resolve. We methodically make our best diagnostic efforts and implement the necessary repairs to alleviate the customer’s complaint. Sometimes, our best efforts fail to provide a solution and when this happens, it looks bad on the technician and the parts supplier.