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Latex Gloves – Are You Allergic?


Many industrial manufacturing environments require workers to wear protective gloves, including during electronics and medical device production and assembly. Latex gloves not only protect workers from harmful chemicals but also protect products from worker contact and contamination during manufacturing Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings


Save a few steps--and some money--with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices Read more

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything


You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

Joining Forces: Kimberly-Clark and TerraCycle Come Together for RIGHTCYCLE*

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Green Initiative, Industry News, IT News, New Products, Product Spotlight, Vendor News, Vendor Spotlight Leave a comment

Kimberly-Clark, widely recognized for their innovative workplace solutions, is committed to more than product quality alone. Through their Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow* approach to sustainability, Kimberly-Clark is dedicated to lowering the environmental impact of their products. That’s why they’ve partnered with TerraCycle to create RIGHTCYCLE*, a national salvaging system for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste.

The goal of RIGHTCYCLE* is to protect our environment while providing solutions to mitigate excess – helping customers to reach their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability goals in the process. By making it easy to recycle items like cleanroom garments and gloves, they can be repurposed into a range of eco-friendly products available at major national retailers including Wal-Mart and Whole Foods Market.

If you’re currently laundering your garments, the RIGHTCYCLE* program may have you thinking twice about single-use options. Repetitious processing can lead to cross-contamination at the laundry facility and reduced protection properties. RIGHTCYCLE* provides a waste-free solution for single-use garments and protects the integrity of your environment.

Now, what’s good for your business is good for the planet. For more information on the RIGHTCYCLE* program, read this pdf or contact Kimberly-Clark directly at 800-255-6401.


New Automatic Notification Service Tells You When Products are Back in Stock

Posted on by Andy in All-Spec News, IT News Leave a comment

 I’ve got good news for anyone who has ever found a product they need out of stock but doesn’t have the time to check back to see when it will be available again. All-Spec will now automatically text or e-mail you when products you select are back in inventory.

Just click on the “notify me when this product is back in stock” link you’ll find below a product’s price.  Enter your email address, or phone number if you prefer a text message, and you’ll be immediately contacted as soon as a new shipment has arrived.  If you choose to receive an email, it’ll contain a link back to the product to make purchasing as easy as possible.

So stop clicking from site to site looking at inventory levels.  Spend your time more productivity and All-Spec will do the watching for you. If you’d like to add a comment please leave one below.  For more information call Customer Service at (800) 537-0351.


[IT News] We are live on fiber Internet

Posted on by Glen B. in All-Spec News, IT News Leave a comment

After months of planning, building and waiting it’s finally complete. Our fiber connection is live and DNS records have been updated. You should see a large improvement in speed and latency from our web and mail servers. Thanks for your continued support and business!

Glen Batchelor
CIO/CTO


[IT News] Fiber connection update #2

Posted on by Glen B. in All-Spec News, IT News Leave a comment

Here it is! Our shiny new fiber connection is ready for turn-up. The AT&T installer was kind enough to install a spare he had instead of waiting 3 more weeks for one originally scheduled to get here May 15th. We should be getting a call, soon, stating that network provisioning has been completed and our connection is live. Impatiently, I tried and failed to get a connection yesterday on my netbook. The blinking lights and RJ45 jack say “plug into me and consume my bandwidth” yet it fails to comply with my requests. Soon, very soon!

Fiber Optics!


[IT News] Fiber connection update

Posted on by Glen B. in All-Spec News, IT News Leave a comment

We are so excited about our fiber connection! Finally, it’s almost turn-up time! The estimated availability date is 05/01/2012, per AT&T, for our new fiber connection. The fiber bundle has been run, our new network addresses have been provisioned by AT&T and ARIN has confirmed a new POC with our information.

There will be great bandwidth potential for All-Spec once this fiber install is finished. AT&T estimates that roughly 2GB of bandwidth could be provided through this fiber bundle with specific equipment and provisioning on their end. We will be starting out with 10MB up and down for now. That is double our current sustained bandwidth capacity. Up to 100MB is quickly attainable with a simple phone call and some billing changes. I don’t think we’ll need more than that this year, but more can be made available to us with equipment and provisioning changes.

Thanks for your continued business!

Glen Batchelor
CIO/CTO

AT&T Fiber Connection Box – All-Spec
Fiberrrific!