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State of the Construction Industry – 2021

News about construction, housing shortages, and buyers willing to pay over asking is rampant these days. There’s not enough inventory in many markets around the country, and homeowners are desperate for homes. Families are willing to pay over asking in competitive markets, driven partially by pent-up demand and low-interest rates. Even some commercial building is…

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State of the Manufacturing Industry – 2021

COVID-19 hit nearly every industry hard. Now, in 2021, everyone in the manufacturing area is wondering what 2021 through 2025 has in store and how to prepare. Download this report to understand … What to expect this year and in the next five years Manufacturing challenges Potential opportunities  First Name Last Name Email Address Phone…

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VHB Tape by 3M – a Great Bonding Experience

One of the unsung heroes in Lane Supply Company’s cadre of products is a tape – VHB Tape by 3M. It’s quick bonding and versatile making it a great tool for a variety of industries. Although it’s certainly gaining popularity, some trades are learning more about it and how to take advantage of it, showcasing their designs without unappealing fasteners.   In…

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Invest in Manufacturing and Construction Again

Manufacturing and construction companies are still being hampered by COVID-19. Some companies are still under state and local restrictions, limiting workers, while others have issues keeping the workforce healthy enough to meet demands.   But the pandemic alone wasn’t the issue – trade policies, lack of investment in manufacturing and construction, supply chain problems (due to the coronavirus and climate change), lack of skilled workers…

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Why and How to Consolidate Vendors

Manufacturing, construction, mill working, cabinetry, metal fabrication, and other industrial businesses need a variety of vendors to get products made and delivered – on-time and on-budget.   But sometimes managing many different vendors can be inconvenient as well as hurt a company’s bottom line. There’s the vendor selection process, which can be cumbersome. Even after a new vendor is secured, they need to be entered into your systems…

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How to Choose Abrasives in Metalworking

Metalworking needs special abrasives to grind, finish, or polish to ensure a satisfactory surface. Lane Supply Company (Lane) has recommendations as well as information about which abrasive to choose for your project. Bonded Coated Non-woven Also, see more information about the minerals related to abrasives. Download Infographic (PDF) Lane can help Lane Supply Company (Lane)…

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Polishing Techniques for Solid Surface Countertops 

Customers want countertops that are beautiful and durable without spending a lot of money. That’s a tall order! But many solid surface countertops – such as Staron, Corian, LG HI-MACS, Livingstone, and Wilsonart – fill that order by being relatively inexpensive while being looking luxurious. But fabricating, installing, and finishing these countertops can be daunting.    Lane Supply Company has expertise with these countertops. We provide a…

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Flooring Protection

In commercial and residential construction, as well as remodeling, there’s a lot going on.  Tradespeople – electricians, plumbers, tilers, etc. — are walking around and moving supplies and equipment, possibly on new or redone flooring.  Potentially, they’re tracking mud, debris, and paint or worse, causing scratches that need floors to be redone.  With tight deadlines and budgets, anything you can…