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What is ABYC Certification and Why is It Important for Boat Manufacturers?

Last Updated: July 23, 2019

Boat manufacturing requires oversight of a number of technical areas that must come together to make a well-designed and safe recreational craft. While federal laws provide guidance over basic safety protocols such as life jackets and fire extinguishers, most manufacturing requirements themselves are managed within the industry. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) was …

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5 Best Practices for Marine Propeller Design

Last Updated: July 23, 2019

The design of marine propellers, or “props,” involves a series of trial-and-error testing to balance the vessel, engine, shaft, and blades (among other factors) to find the best optimal efficiency for that particular craft. Advances in the past couple of decades with the advent of computers and the ability to perform computer simulations have drastically …

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Top 25 Restaurant and Food Equipment Manufacturers

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Businesses working in the food industry know how important it is to use the right equipment. With staunch guidelines enacted, like those detailed in FSMA, restaurants and food processors are under particular pressure to ensure that all equipment used is safe, hygienic, and extremely thorough. To achieve this, restaurants and processors must pay close attention …

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Trailer GVWR vs. GAWR: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated: November 8, 2019

Overweight or overloaded trailers are a big problem on roads worldwide. Vehicles hauling too-heavy or improperly-loaded trailers are at a greater risk for loss of control down inclines, delayed braking issues, and tipping due to uneven weight. Fortunately, there exist strict mandates in the United States, (thanks to the guidelines laid out by the FMCSA) …

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ETL vs. NSF Certification: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

With all of the food safety laws in place these days, food equipment manufacturers would be foolish to design a great piece of equipment without first putting it through a certification process. While it’s sometimes a pricey and time-intensive endeavor, it is one that gives much more flexibility to the restaurant and food producer clients …

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