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July 11, 2016

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5 Strategies To Tackle Common MRO Issues

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) refers to the process of repairing any out-of-order equipment and machines (unscheduled maintenance) and also taking precautionary measures to ensure that equipment does not break down in the future (preventative maintenance) so that a business can continue to operate.

However, on the whole, these MRO issues could be handled much more efficiently, especially given the fact that MRO inventory can account for up to 40 percent of a given businesses’ budget. To maximize efficiency and productivity, here are five strategies a millwright should keep in mind in order to better address common MRO issues.

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May 16, 2016

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How to Choose and Maintain Your Next Torque Wrench

The torque wrench is probably the most important tool for professionals working in industries such as aerospace, automotive and industrial, who are responsible for securing critical parts to exact tolerances with zero margin for error.

Choosing a reliable torque wrench will not only help you perform the basic fastening job. It will also provide the peace of mind that everything was done according to required specifications.

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April 05, 2016

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A Career as Millwright: Everything You Need To Know

Millwrights are an elite group of craftsmen who work primarily in metal and with equipment and machinery requiring precision. Nearly every industry requires millwrights, including energy, automotive, refinery, manufacturing, transportation, food processing, pharmaceutical, nuclear, and postal service.

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March 10, 2016

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Announcing the Gray Loyalty Club

Since its launch in 1912, the Gray brand has enjoyed the support of its loyal fans through the ups and downs of the last century.

The Gray Loyalty Club, launched March 1st, is our way of showing our appreciation. All you have to do to join is open an account on ShopGrayTools.com.

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March 03, 2016

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Hand Punches and Chisels - A Complete Guide

Punches and chisels have been in use for centuries. In fact, next to striking tools they are likely the oldest tools in the history of humanity.

In prehistoric times these tools were used for performing survival tasks such as carving wood, forming stone, and preparing and fabricating clothing.

Today hand held punches and chisels are used for removing pins and bushings, and cutting or splitting steel objects.

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February 24, 2016

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The Gray Tools Story-Expansion Into Hand Tools

In 1919, when sales of war machinery to the Canadian government declined, the company turned to selling ball bearings. It was felt that these could be sold into a large segment of the industrial market, since they could be used individually or incorporated into many other devices and machines.

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February 09, 2016

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Gray Tools donates $20,000 in hand tools to five vocational schools in Peel District School Board

Mississauga, ON, Mar. 5, 2013– Gray Tools Canada Inc., the only industrial-quality manufacturer of hand tools in Canada, today donated a range of hand tools, valued at $20,000, to five vocational schools within the Peel District School Board. Read full article