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 •  January 16

When it comes to food, refrigeration protects the items from spoilage and “use by” dates help guarantee freshness. If only all products came with such clear guidelines, right? While your metal tools or hammers might be impervious to the elements, building materials like latex paint and adhesive tape can, and will, degrade over time. Why? Well… it...

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 •  January 9

AbleNook is a flat-packed, site assembled kit made from aircraft-grade aluminum structural framing that slides/snaps together with SIPs (structural insulated panels) for floors, walls and roof. Is this the answer to hurricane and disaster recovery? Image via AbleNook.com It’s been a hot minute since we discussed off-site construction, but...

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 •  January 2

Behind the Scenes Tradeshow with ECHOTape from ECHOtape on Vimeo. When Stanley Edelstein started ECHOtape 45 years ago, he did so with the firm belief that authentic relationships with our customers would set us apart. That core belief still holds true, even in the “tweet me, text me” digital era. In fact, we would argue that face-to-face...

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 •  December 19, 2017

We’re proud to say we’re helping deliver hope this holiday season! Each holiday is a time of generosity, compassion, and giving. And as many of you already know, rather than sending cards or battling hectic shopping malls for gifts, we here at ECHOtape choose a charity that we believe betters the lives of children and families in need. We’ve...

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 •  December 12, 2017

The history of stickiness didn’t actually start with tape. It’s actually credited to the bees. Or rather, woodworkers in ancient Egypt who used glue made from natural, viscous substances like beeswax and resin to hold materials together. In modern times before tape, glues and epoxies did most of the sticky work. But they had serious drawbacks,...

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 •  December 8, 2017

In a contractor’s toolbox nothing beats tape for versatility, portability and ease of use. And as you can imagine there is quite a spectrum of pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) specialty tapes on the market. Sometimes you want PSA tapes to be modestly sticky and easily reversed—like a sticky note. But when it comes to residential or metal building...

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 •  December 6, 2017

It’s been a month since we returned to our desk from HubSpot’s annual INBOUND Conference, and we’re still reeling. Thousands of professionals in content, marketing, graphics and sales gathered in Boston for the annual event, which focuses on education, networking, and recognizing innovation. Self-described as “an event that celebrates the human,...

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 •  December 5, 2017

As we begin to look to 2018, I have been thinking a lot about wellness and what it means for me as I age. Not that I’m old, per se, but this year, so many friends and loved ones started battling serious illnesses. Cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, the list goes on. While I try and figure out how I stay well and balanced, I think it’s...

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 •  November 28, 2017

Over turkey and tryptophan naps, we gathered these 5 links worthy of your attention. Vented crawlspaces: Millions of homes have them, so they must be good, right? Not so much. If you have a vented crawl space, especially in a humid climate, it most likely has moisture problems. This post looks at common crawlspace issues, and how to correct them...

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 •  November 21, 2017

FEMA photograph by John Fleck taken in Mississippi. | Wikimedia Commons 2017 is the first year on record in which three Category 4 hurricanes have made landfall in the United States. Hurricane Harvey set an all-time record for most rainfall from a single event—as much as 55 inches—causing catastrophic flooding in coastal Texas. Hurricane Irma was...