6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus continued to take a huge toll on the economy and workers

The total is double the previous week’s claims tally of 3.3 million, which was revised up by a modest 24,000 to 3.3 million. A stunning 10 million workers now have sought unemployment benefits in just two weeks, exceeding the nearly nine million who lost jobs from 2008 to 2010 amid the Great Recession.

Read more…
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/02/coronavirus-americans-file-initial-jobless-claims-layoffs-mount/5110129002/

Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue statewide stay-at-home order for Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a mandatory stay-at-home order for the entire state of Florida, starting Thursday at midnight.

“It makes sense to make this move now,” he said, of the order taking effect at midnight and in place for the next 30 days.

Read more..
https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/gov-ron-desantis-issues-stay-at-home-order-for-state-of-florida

South Florida Restaurants for Pick up & Delivery

These South Florida restaurants are open for delivery and takeout during coronavirus shutdown

Below is a directory of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade eateries offering takeout and delivery. All food-delivery apps are waiving delivery fees until further notice. Keep checking back, as this list will be updated in the days and weeks ahead. And call before you go because the Sun Sentinel cannot verify the information.

To be included in this directory, restaurants should fill out this form.

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

#2020-51 Executive Order Establishes Coronavirus Response Protocol and Directs Public Health Emergency
Released:3/1/2020

The CDC clinical criteria for COVID-19 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) have been developed based on available information about this novel virus, as well as what is known about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). These criteria are subject to change as additional information becomes available.

Follow online with the updates:
http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/

 

For information from the CDC and the World Health Organization on COVID-19, please visit:

Forklift & Lift Truck Rentals – NC, SC & GA

Call G&W Equipment for All Your Short Term,
Long Term and Seasonal Forklift Rentals

G&W Equipment - Forklift Rentals - 800-768-6316

G&W Equipment, Inc., a locally owned and operated lift truck & material handling company. The authorized dealer for Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi and Jungheinrich forklifts in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. We have mobile service technicians supplied with quality parts to service ALL makes and models of lift trucks at your facility. With over 1,100 trucks in our rental fleet, we’ve got you covered.

Mission Statement: Our mission at G&W Equipment is to be the leader in the material handling industry for the Southeast, while building a corporation focused on its employees and the communities they serve.

Sometimes purchasing a forklift is not in the budget, G&W can help. Maybe you need an extra forklift during your peak business times, or you have an unexpected delivery your fleet can’t handle, or higher than normal volume. Additional scissor lifts or order pickers come in handy during physical inventory.

Renting a forklift for a day, week or month is as easy as a phone call to our qualified forklift rental department. All our equipment is stored indoors with an average age of 2 1/2 years.

We’ve Got the Rental Forklifts to Raise Your Productivity!

  • Over 1,000 Lifts in our Fleet and Growing!
  • Stored inside throughout our locations: Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville NC/SC, Greensboro and Raleigh
  • Average Age of our Rental Fleet is 2 1/2 Years
  • Cat Lift Trucks and Mitsubishi Forklifts
  • LP Gas, Electric and Diesel Cushion and Pneumatic Tires
  • Variety of Attachments
  • 2,000-60,000lb Capacities Available
  • Hoist and Nordco Heavy Duty Lift Trucks
  • Reach Trucks, Order Pickers and Electric Jacks
  • Jungheinrich Warehouse Products
  • Electric Aerial Scissor and Boom Lifts
  • Skyjack Aerial Lifts
  • Quad Mast Lift Trucks
  • Large Lumber Forklift Trucks
  • High Capacity Cushion Tire and Rigging Forklifts
  • PiggyBack Truck-Mounted Forklifts

 

G&W Equipment for Georgia Forklifts
G&W Equipment, Inc., is a locally owned and operated lift truck & material handling company in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. G&W Equipment is an authorized dealer for Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts and Jungheinrich Forklifts. We have mobile service technicians supplied with quality forklift parts to service all makes and models of lift trucks at your facility. With over 1,100 trucks in our rental fleet, we’ve got you covered for your forklift and material handling needs.

You can contact one of our locations:

Charlotte, NC
704-394-6316
Raleigh, NC
919-781-0505
Greensboro, NC
336-605-5591
Greenville, NC
252-351-8000

Greenville, SC
864-297-1330
Columbia, SC
803-931-0016
Charleston, SC
843-266-1020
Florence, SC
843-407-2486
Atlanta, GA
770-716-7959
Savannah, GA
912-244-3477

Broward Commercial Pool Builder

Commercial Pools for Municipalities,
Hotels, Apartments & Condos

Built by an experienced Commercial Pool Builder & Designer – John Sammet

Commercial Pool Builder for Municipalities, Hotels, Apartments & Condos by Sammet Pools in Broward County Florida

John Sammet is a respected and dependable Commercial Pool Builder in South Florida.

  • Using the latest technology to design pools & spas with the highest standards of  construction for Broward commercial pools
  • Building commercial pools for apartment complexes, residential communities, and hotels.
  • Our commercial pools enhance the value of commercial properties and provide a truly beautiful setting.
  • We’ll manage your commercial pool project from start to finish – Permits, drawings, inspections, and project management – nothing is left out
  • Our staff is experienced in handling all elements of the pre-construction process. permitting, design drawings, hydraulic studies, and code compliance
  • We bring reliability and quality to any pool we manufacture
  • Cutting edge technology and highest quality building materials

Whatever commercial pool design you can dream of, We Can Build It! No project is too large or too small

  • We can recommend the right water feature and pool designs to create that special look for hotels, country clubs, apartments, condos, and health clubs
  • We can redesigned, modernized, or completely rebuild from the ground up.
  • Sammet Pools has over 25 years of experience in building custom-designed commercial pools in South Florida and the Caribbean
  • John Sammet’s expertise, knowledge and experience has set him apart from other pool builders.
  • John focuses on the clients’ dream and to those details of building that dream, that will result in a successful design & building of a commercial pool project – John is always  committed to exceeding your expectations.
  • We review all phases work from beginning to end of each project.
  • We manage the people to get that job done in the best possible manner and make every attempt to maintain a reasonable timeline to complete each phase of the work.

Contact us today at (954) 232-1915 Or visit: https://www.sammetpools.com/commercial-pools/ to find out how Sammet Pools can design your commercial swimming pool or spa to blend in with your property.

 

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Georgia Forklifts for Sale

G&W Equipment for Georgia Forklifts

 

G&W Equipment, Inc., is a locally owned and operated lift truck & material handling company in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. G&W Equipment is an authorized dealer for Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts and Jungheinrich Forklifts. We have mobile service technicians supplied with quality forklift parts to service all makes and models of lift trucks at your facility. With over 1,100 trucks in our rental fleet, we’ve got you covered for your forklift and material handling needs.

 

  • Cat Lift Trucks offers a wide range of durable lift trucks designed to handle your material handling applications. We know you demand uncompromising quality from productive forklift trucks that maximize uptime and get the job done efficiently.
  • Jungheinrich offer customized solutions that simplify your material handling needs – Counterbalanced Forklifts, Narrow Aisle Lift Trucks, Electric Tuggers, Walkie Jacks & Stackers. Our EXTENSIVE line of forklifts is well-suited to diverse product applications, from stacking and order picking to warehousing and food processing.
  • Manufactured with superior quality and exceptional value, Mitsubishi forklift trucks are designed for optimum productivity while keeping your costs low.
  • Princeton Delivery Systems – Manufactured in the USA with almost 30 years of truck-mounted forklift experience. These forklifts are built with maximum productivity and safety in mind. Piggy-backs feature the EZ Hitch mounting system – the only mounting system with 3-point safety: Hook, pin and slack safety chain.
  • BIG TRUCKS FORGED IN AMERICA
    Are you carrying a heavy load? No problem. Hoist Liftruck, the BIG TRUCK experts have what you need. From rigging to marina and lumber. Proudly forged in the USA
  • Big Joe electric fork lifts have been the standard of quality for over 65 years in factories, warehouses and store-rooms across the USA and around the world.
    Big Joe walkie stackers, pallet trucks, task support vehicles, tuggers and order pickers are well known for their rugged easy to use designs that provide a low cost alternative to traditional sit down forklifts.
  • G&W Equipment represents the Landoll Drexel and Bendi Forklifts for the Upstate of SC. Landoll’s goal is to solve your material handling problems. The Bendi and Drexel Narrow Aisle and Very Narrow Aisle forklifts can provide that solution through increased utilization of space, improved productivity, and greater flexibility.

Atlanta Forklift Company Location:

610 Airport South Parkway
College Park, GA 30349
770-716-7959

Savannah Forklift Company Location:

111 Coleman Blvd. Suite A
Pooler, GA 31322
912-244-3477


Mission Statement

Our mission at G&W Equipment is to be the leader in the material handling industry for the Southeast, while building a corporation focused on its employees and the communities they serve.

Reclaimed Wood By EcoSimplista

Eco Simplista - South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions including reclaimed wood.

 

EcoSimplista searches for used wood through a network of sources. The wood that can be reclaimed is collected and shipped to EcoSimplista.

  • Reclaimed wood is salvaged from old homes, warehouses and historic mills throughout the Southeastern U.S. All the reclaimed wood is hand-milled for reuse in homes, offices, stores, and restaurants.
  • Each batch of reclaimed wood is unique and varies from the picture shown on the website.

 

Reclaimed brown wood from EcoSimplista in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Reclaimed Brown Wood
https://www.ecosimplista.com/reclaimed-brown-wood.html

 

Reclaimed Brown Wood Fencing from EcoSimplista in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Reclaimed Brown Wood Fencing
https://www.ecosimplista.com/reclaimed-brown-wood-fencing.html

 

Reclaimed Brown Wood from EcoSimplista in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Reclaimed Brown Wood Siding
https://www.ecosimplista.com/reclaimed-brown-wood-siding.html

 

Reclaimed Grey Wood from EcoSimplista in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Reclaimed Grey Wood
https://www.ecosimplista.com/reclaimed-grey-wood.html

 

Reclaimed White Wood from EcoSimplista in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Reclaimed White Wood
https://www.ecosimplista.com/reclaimed-white-wood.html

 

Shou Sugi Ban Reclaimed Wood from EcoSimplista in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Shou Sugi Ban Reclaimed Wood
https://www.ecosimplista.com/shou-sugi-ban-reclaimed-wood.html

 

EcoSimplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
619 East Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(954) 565-5900
https://www.ecosimplista.com

9 Forklift Winterization Tips by G&W Equipment

9 Forklift Winterization Tips by G&W Equipment
Winters can be harsh on your forklifts and operators, but proper preparation and maintenance can position your business for a profitable season. Follow these nine forklift winterization tips to help ensure longer uptime during the months ahead.

1. Cold weather is hard on batteries. 

Have the battery and charging system checked for optimum performance.

2. Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system.

As a general rule of thumb, this should be done every year.

3. Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure.

If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly.

4. Be diligent about changing the oil and filter at recommended intervals.

Dirty oil can spell trouble in winter. Consider changing to “winter weight” oil if you live in a cold climate.

5. Check critical components and fluids.

Have your technician check the fuel, air, hydraulic and transmission filters at the same time.

6. If you’re due for a tune-up, have it done before winter sets in.

Winter magnifies existing problems such as pings, hard starts, sluggish performance or rough idling.

7. Have the brakes checked.

Confirm that the lift truck’s braking system is working properly.

8. Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks.

Monoxide leaks can be especially dangerous during cold weather while stored inside buildings.

9. Check all warning lights, work lights and tail lights to ensure they are operating properly.

G&W Equipment, Inc., is a locally owned and operated lift truck & material handling company in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. G&W Equipment is an authorized dealer for Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts and Jungheinrich Forklifts. We have mobile service technicians supplied with quality forklift parts to service all makes and models of lift trucks at your facility. With over 1,100 trucks in our rental fleet, we’ve got you covered for your forklift and material handling needs.

You can contact one of our locations:

Charlotte, NC
704-394-6316

Raleigh, NC
919-781-0505

Greensboro, NC
336-605-5591

Greenville, NC
252-351-8000

Greenville, SC
864-297-1330

Columbia, SC
803-931-0016

Charleston, SC
843-266-1020

Florence, SC
843-407-2486

Atlanta, GA
770-716-7959

Savannah, GA
912-244-3477

2020 Photo Calendar

Order your 2020 Photo Calendar Today!

I have selected my top images for my 2020 Photo Calendar and will be sending the calendar off to be printed. there will be a limited supply so I am offering an opportunity for people to take advantage of a pre-order special. Click on the link below to order:

https://www.leesmithphotos.com/photography-calendar/

  • The calendar size is 11″ x 8.5″ which is printed on premium glossy card stock.
  • The price is $20.00 for one calendar and shipped domestically through USPS for $3.00 (in the Continental US only).
    If you order 2 or more calendars, I am offering free shipping in the Continental US.
  • This special price is only for a limited time so order today!
  • Let me know if you have any questions – Thank you!

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Select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” at the bottom of the screen


2020 Photo Calendar featuring images taken in Florida by photographer Lee Smith