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Industrial Construction Trends for 2017

Maxpro has spent more than 20 years selling, renting, repairing and calibrating torque wrenches for industrial construction, which means we’ve needed to be up to date on where the industry is headed from year to year.



And we know our readers will want to make sure they’re up to date as well, which is why we’ve put together this list of industrial construction industry trends for 2017. Here are 5 things to watch out for this year:

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2017 Trends for The Wind Turbine Industry

As a company that supplies torque wrenches for the wind turbine industry, we think it’s important to stay on top of trends in the wind industry.

Here are six trends that caught the attention of the American Wind Energy Association.

1. More jobs for wind turbine technicians

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of wind turbine technician jobs will grow by 108 percent over the next decade. That’s more than double the projected growth for the second-fastest growing job, occupational therapy assistant.

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[CASE STUDY] E-RAD Torque Equipment and the Wind Turbine Industry

When building a wind turbine, one of the factors crews must contend with is...wind.

There’s a term for it in the industry: “getting winded out.” When it happens, crews need to work quickly to make up for lost time.Turbines are naturally built in places that get a lot of wind, but if conditions get too windy, it isn’t safe for workers to be up in a tower.

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[CASE STUDY] Power Generation and Turbine Maintenance

For this case study, we’re heading to Florida, where our client – a combined cycle power plant – needed hydraulic torque wrenches.

They also needed the wrenches right away, and Maxpro could deliver.

“We turned it around in hours,” said company president Tom Macey. “That’s the beauty of UPS and FedEx. We ship a lot of stuff overnight.”

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