October 2014

Halloween’s Coming! Readying Your Entry Mat for Trick-or-Treaters

October 29, 2014

“TRICK OR TREAT!!!!” Scary AND adorable! Are you ready to handle the barrage of scary spooks and costumed cuties who darken your front door? Do you have the candy set out? Are your front door/porch/patio lights on and in good working order? Have you arranged all of your Halloween decorations so that they are perfectly […]

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Does Your Business Have to Worry About Ebola?

October 22, 2014

“A senior American official is saying that the scary-deadly Ebola virus, which began in Africa but has now reached the U.S. and ballooned into a horrendous pandemic, will obliterate 89.4% of the population within 36 hours and can be transmitted by bodily fluids, breath, and even by looking at someone the wrong way. ‘We are […]

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What do Floor Mats and Drumlines Have in Common?

October 18, 2014

Ummm… they both contain the same number of letters? “I got nothin’.” It’s difficult to choose two nouns that are much more dissimilar. But as unbelievable as it may seem, their spheres of influence really do intersect. Drumlines and Their Flooring Choices First, a few words about drumlines. Now popular in high school and college, […]

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The Aura and Mystery of the Ninja Standing Desk

October 15, 2014

Behold the shadowy and lethal ninja! Hard to see him, huh? That’s a ninja for you. Legend has it that this masked mercenary was not only a fierce warrior, but also possessed astonishing stealth. Ninjas were believed to have the ability to hide in shadows, sneak through doors undetected, and scale tall walls quietly and […]

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Sail Away With Floor Mats on Your Next Cruise

October 8, 2014

An “all-inclusive cruise vacation. A “relaxing Caribbean cruise.” “Cruising through the open water” of a crystal-blue ocean. Those phrases are commonly associated with the fun and exhilarating experience of sailing away on an ocean liner to some exotic locale. However, there are some less uplifting phrases with the word “cruise” in them. Like “no pleasure […]

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The Recycle Cycle of Plastic Drink Bottles

October 6, 2014

By the time children learn to walk and talk, there are some things that have already been drilled into their heads. Like “Wash your hands!” “Don’t hit your brother/sister!” and “Recycle!” As adults, we are keenly aware of the need to recycle and the general benefits that result from this practice. But how much do […]

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Floor Mats: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, Baby. Literally.

October 3, 2014

You may recognize the name of this article as the title of the 1968 hit single written by Ashford & Simpson and sung by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The lyrics lament about how having memories about, pictures of, and letters from (back when people still used to write letters) one’s true love simply cannot […]

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Make Your Warehouse Safer With These 10 Easy Tips

October 3, 2014

Here’s a riddle for you: what do you get when you cross the common hazards found in any brick-and-mortar business with the dangers associated with a transportation occupation? Answer: the perils that are present in a typical warehouse. Think about it: warehouses often combine pedestrians, desk workers, fully-stocked aisles, moving forklifts, and loading or unloading […]

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Wet Floors Aren’t Funny. (But Their Signs Can Be Hilarious!)

October 2, 2014

Yes, we all know it’s impolite, inappropriate, and downright cruel to laugh at someone who has just slipped and fallen down on a wet floor – especially if the victim gets injured. But it’s perfectly okay to chuckle at an amusing or unusual “Wet Floor” sign that is telling people to exercise caution so that […]

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The Person Who Fell in My Shop Won’t Sue Me. Right? (Wrong!)

October 2, 2014

Okay, so someone slipped and fell at your business today. The person looked okay, didn’t need an ambulance, and left on his or her own. You and your staff were polite, apologetic, and helpful; and there was every indication that the whole thing would be forgotten by tomorrow. So you don’t have to worry about […]

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