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We believe it is possible to live life ‘green’ regardless of one’s income or position in life. It takes a step by step approach to transition to a less selfish, clean, sustainable lifestyle. Each step becomes its own reward. Let us all try to leave this planet, our home, cleaner than we found it for the future of all humanity.
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At Eco Simplista, we are dedicated to providing our community with non-toxic solutions to improve your health, update and enhance your home, and better our world. We strive to make natural and healthy products more accessible to the everyday shopper by taking the guesswork out of choosing the most effective products for the task at hand.
All materials we offer have been hand-selected not only because they are “green”, but because they perform, endure and are of the highest quality. If you are a consumer, homeowner, builder, architect, designer or industry professional looking for safer building and home improvement supplies, Lifestyle Products and such, Eco Simplista is the answer.
Please visit our retail store or browse through our exclusive web page for an assortment of innovative, rapidly renewable and/or recycled products.
As Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of EcoSimplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will update and enhance your home, while bettering our world. For us home design is a combination of functionality, style and endurance, combined with a moral, social and environmental responsibility. At EcoSimplista design is about creating solutions from natural elements. EcoSimplista is here to help you to live, create, and innovate an environmentally responsible lifestyle.
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Attention Auto Dealers: Do vehicles that have scratches, dents or blemishes on any of the cars in your lot?
You do not have to spend your time locating, driving and waiting at an auto body shop.
Paint Shuttle offers a mobile body shop service to repair your minor vehicle damages like scratches, dents and dings right at your lot. We cover Broward and Palm Beach counties in South Florida.
We have been in business for over 20 years performing our special service to auto dealers across South Florida. Now offering our expert auto scratch repair service to the public.
All minor auto body damages like auto paint scratches are sanded, filled and painted to match the exact color of paint using our computerized paint matching system.
We can even repair clear coat damage depending on the auto finish.
It will be almost impossible to tell that a car was ever scratched because your car will look as if it was never damaged!
We can fix most any minor body damage:
• Auto Dent Repairs
• Door Dings
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• Minor Body Damage
• Paint Scuffs
• Key Scratches
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• Minor Collision Repairs
• Hail Damage
• Paintless Dent Repairs
• Paint damage
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• Minor fender benders
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• Foreign or Domestic
• Vans & Trucks
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Paint Shuttle provides a mobile body shop service for minor auto body repairs at your home or office in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Counties of South Florida. 265 S. Federal Highway – Suite 293 · Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441 · USA PHONE: 954-551-3200 – EMAIL US
Call G&W Equipment for All Your Short Term, Long Term and Seasonal Forklift Rentals
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
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.
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.
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.
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. Our rugged lift trucks deliver day after day by providing you with all the ownership benefits you’ve come to expect from Cat lift trucks. Cat Lift Trucks are known for quality. reliability. and great customer service.
No matter your application or your warehousing needs, we’re sure to have a forklift truck that meets your requirements. Cat Lift Trucks range from diesel powered forklift trucks, gas powered forklift trucks and electric powered forklift trucks, are all designed to fulfill a range of requirements; coming in a variety of sizes and with various abilities to suit your needs.
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.
G&W Equipment, Inc. Charlotte Offices 600 Lawton Road, Charlotte, NC 28216 Tel. 704-394-6316 or 800-768-6316 Offering Lift Truck & Material Handling Equipment in North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia
All American law schools require a course called something like “Legal Ethics.” The class typically focuses on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct for practicing attorneys and helps students prepare for one part of the bar examination process, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). The MPRE is a sixty-question, two-hour, multiple-choice examination that is designed “to measure the examinee’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct.” As the administrators of the MPRE openly acknowledge, the “MPRE is not a test to determine an individual’s personal ethical values.” Rather, the test is “based on the law governing the conduct of lawyers.”
While it is understandable that law schools may emphasize the Model Rules of Professional Conduct for their students, this vision of ethics is far too narrow for those involved in the gaming industry. Given the range of careers in gaming, it is important to recognize that in addition to rules of ethics for lawyers, there is an ethic that informs many aspects of the gaming industry. This ethic often is not codified by law but is functionally affected by one’s role in the industry. Whatever one’s role might be, careful attention to values of fairness, balance, and morality helps to foster a more positive image of the industry as a form of regulated entertainment. This image is in marked contrast to the one that previously associated gaming with organized crime and unsavory individuals, and where questions as to the basic immorality of gambling were prominent. Ultimately, the “personal ethical values” of all in the gaming industry are tested and judged by society. This article will address a few of the settings where how we discharge our responsibilities plays a critical role in how our industry is perceived.
The Manufacturer The first situation we consider involves a manufacturer of gaming hardware, that is, the cabinet that a game board is integrated into in order to create the completed gaming device. In some instances the gaming hardware manufacturer may design and manufacture the gaming cabinets and market the content of the customer’s game contained inside the cabinet. By integrating the games into the cabinets and displaying them at gaming expositions, the manufacturer may give added exposure to the customer’s game and help increase the market audience. This exposure redounds to the benefit of the hardware manufacturer as well if it causes the customer to order additional products from the manufacturer.
Does the gaming cabinet manufacturer in this situation have ethical obligations? To whom would they be owed? Even in the absence of specific statutes or regulations as to what game content may be publicly displayed, a manufacturer would have an ethical obligation not to display game content that might be attractive to an under-age audience. Along the same lines, what about game content that displayed matching symbols of partially clothed men or women as a primary game, with a secondary game involving animated rabbits? Though the manufacturer may not be prohibited from displaying this content, it might well conclude as a matter of ethics and standards of decency that such content was sexist and cast men or women in a bad light.
Also, a cabinet manufacturer will likely be applying the proprietary designs of several of its customers in the manufacturing process. While these designs are subject to intellectual property and patent protections, a scrupulous and ethical manufacturer will take steps to maintain the confidentiality of this information. For example, work will be segregated by customer, and access to the factory manufacturing floor will be carefully limited. Advanced scheduling of visits to the factory, a log which documents the company or entity that a visitor represents, and maintenance of overall security are steps reflecting an awareness of the critical role of ethics and confidentiality in the manufacturing process.
The Casino The second setting for observing an ethic that informs gaming involves the casino itself. The goal of a casino owner and operator is to attract customers to and maintain their interest in the casino’s gaming machines and table games. Each game on the floor of a bricks and mortar casino must maintain a certain level of profit. This is based upon the win per day, per unit, and meeting or exceeding what is referred to as the “house average.” A profitable casino is one that attracts customers, offers games that have “player appeal,” and has a management team that develops and executes a good marketing plan, and makes intelligent line item budget decisions.
Where do ethics enter the decision-making process of casino owners and operators? The pursuit of the business objective—to create a financially successful and profitable casino enterprise, and provide partners and investors a reasonable return on their investment—needs to be balanced by concerns about taking advantage of vulnerable players. Vulnerable players are those who are inclined to spend more money gambling than their reasonable discretionary entertainment budget can support.
One specific example of the interests that need to be weighed in this situation concerns the placement of automatic teller machines (ATM) on the casino floor. From an operations point of view, the ATM provides a quick means for players to access cash from their personal bank accounts in order to play in the casino. The surcharge on each transaction becomes another income stream to the casino, an income stream that is a function of whether the ATM is owned by the casino, is leased, or is vendor operated.
From an ethical perspective, however, some casino operators might conclude that placement of an ATM on the casino floor provides too strong of an inducement for a player to gamble beyond his means. Locating the ATM off the casino floor gives a player an opportunity to reflect before withdrawing more cash to gamble. While this may be regarded as inconvenient to, and by, the player, it is a measured step to blunt the momentum that often accompanies excessive, that is, “problem” gambling. Some might argue that this is a vain effort to protect the player against himself. But it also reflects a process of making business judgments in a considered manner with ethical concerns being put in the balance.
Such judgments are also made by regulators. Current technology exists which would provide connectivity between a specific gaming device and a player’s personal credit or debit card. But regulators are properly concerned that this provides too ready a means for problem gamblers to access their funds. All members of the gaming industry are concerned about problem gambling. Some of the concern relates to a fear that problem gambling damages the industry’s image and can lead to oppressive regulation. But this does not detract from the fact that ethical considerations should be a conscious part of the decision-making process for all people in the gaming industry.
The Promoters Another issue that broadly implicates ethics in gaming relates to the promotion of legislation that would create or expand gaming in a jurisdiction. Those in the gaming industry need to be sensitive to concerns of how pervasive gaming activities should be in a community. For example, questions of geographic separation and concentration are the subject of legislative and regulatory actions often initiated by those seeking to develop casino properties. There is an important balance to strike in providing attractive opportunities for business operators and investors, but in such a way that lessens the overall impact on the community. This can include measures such as zoning ordinances that restrict billboard placement of advertising for gaming operations and location restrictions connected to the proximity to a school, church or synagogue. These actions need to be grounded on, among other factors, an ethic of concern for the overall well-being of the community. A responsible and measured approach that acknowledges these considerations will still permit the industry to expand and flourish.
The Compliance Committee Member Finally, membership on a gaming compliance committee implicates a number of ethical obligations. A person may learn of sensitive information pertaining to the company’s internal or financial operations that cannot be disclosed to anyone outside the compliance committee. The obligation one owes as an attorney or as a business executive to maintain a high standard of ethics and to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive company information is paramount in maintaining the confidential interests of the parties involved.
Conclusion A focus on an ethic of responsibility and balance by those in the gaming industry is not only the “right thing to do,” it will enhance the public’s perception of the industry. Rather than being an impediment to the gaming industry, this attention to ethics will promote a more durable, trusted, and yes, profitable enterprise.
Keith Miller is the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Law at Drake University. He teaches in the gaming law area. Professor Miller is co-author of the casebook, The Law of Gambling and Regulated Gaming, published in 2010 by Carolina Academic Press. Professor Miller is Vice-President of Educator Affiliates for the International Masters of Gaming Law, the editor of the IMGL Global Gaming Law and Regulations, and the author of numerous articles on gaming law.
Glenn Wichinsky is a second-generation member of the gaming industry and has worked in many facets of the industry. Mr. Wichinsky has been a licensed manufacturer, distributor and operator of electronic gaming equipment, has owned and operated two licensed casinos in the State of Nevada, and was a partner and a gaming law specialist for the national law firm of Howard & Howard. He now is President and General Counsel of Cole Kepro International, a major manufacturer of gaming cabinets with offices and facilities located in Las Vegas and in Taiwan. https://globalgaminglawyer.com
Flexibility is critical for businesses and renting forklifts can be a surprisingly easy way to cut costs on a short-term basis. However, to maximize the benefits you can gain from a short-term forklift rental, you need to understand lift truck rental agreements and how they align to the needs of your specific business.
BUSINESS FACTORS TO CONSIDER
One of the first things to understand is the demand for more forklift capacity. Depending on your need, the cost to rent a forklift on a short-term basis can save you quite a bit if you’re able to secure a low weekly or monthly rate. Short-term rentals are great for:
Replacing existing lift trucks that are out for repair or being serviced
Meeting a temporary demand for a high capacity or extended reach
To meet seasonal demand increases
Retain productivity until a new forklift fits the budget
Testing new models to see which best fits your needs
A temporary expense for a forklift rental provides decision makers with much greater flexibility in managing the budget. Let’s be honest, not every business has the ability to spend the money on a new or used forklift purchase, particularly when there are so many other business questions to answer, such as:
Do you need more flexibility in your budgeting?
Are you going to need more capital to grow your business?
Do you need to leave forklift maintenance to someone else (i.e. your local forklift dealer)?
Do you want guaranteed uptime (with a full-maintenance option)?
If you’ve never rented before, you might be surprised at the actual forklift rental cost and how affordable it can be. However, statistics show that companies that own their fleets tend to keep their forklifts longer than financially makes sense. In many cases, to the point they’re spending more money to keep the fleet running than the fleet is worth. For a short-term upgrade, you can get an industry-leading forklift at less cost. Contact our rental department today at https://www.gwequip.com/contact/
If you intend to go beyond a short-term rental, consider talking with your local MCFA lift truck dealer first to make sure you get the most out of your forklift rental. Talk to your dealer about the weights and size of loads, lift heights, surface and operating condition, and any other special needs your facility may have.
Once you have a good feel for your general lift truck needs, you can discuss specifics like:
The need for optional forklift features, like additional lights, attachments or alarms.
For electric lift trucks and batteries, you’ll want to review the battery charger requirements. Some electric forklift batteries require chargers that must be hard wired and may require a professional for installation. Discuss battery and charger details with your local MCFA forklift dealer to make sure you understand your options.
Establish a timeline of how long your rental will last. As rental rates can be assessed differently, spelling out the time period can save you money by getting reduced long-term rates or reducing the term of your rental to the tightest possible time period.
Understand charges for overtime if a forklift will be used over the typical 8-hour workday, 40-hour week and 160-hour work month.
Ask about charges for damages and the review process when you receive and return the forklift.
Review your insurance policy. While the dealer insures the equipment, you’ll want to make sure your company’s insurance covers the operator, other people at your facility and the facility in the event of an injury or property damage when the rented forklift is in use.