Help Keep Workers Safe and Costs Low

Worker safety is a necessity so can count on Kimberly-Clark for protective eye wear solutions.  Read the case study below to see how the Jackson Safety Nemesis Safety glasses made a real difference in the life of a worker.

Nemesis Case StudyProblem: Employees were disassembling equipment using jack bolts and two impact wrenches simultaneously. The socket on one of the impact wrenches split in half and flew towards the employee’s eye.

Countermeasure: The employee was wearing Jackson Safety* Nemesis* Safety Glasses at the time of the incident. The piece of metal struck the right lens of the employee’s safety glasses.

Results: While there was some swelling and bruising above/below the eye, the Jackson Safety* Nemesis* Safety Glasses prevented the foreign object from entering the eye, which could have done significant damage. Had the employee not been wearing safety eyewear the financial impact to the company could potentially have been as follows¹:

•  $42,809 in direct costs and $47,089 in indirect costs, summing to $89,898
•  For a company that has a profit margin of 3%, they would need $2,996,600 in sales to cover the total costs of this injury.

¹ Using the OSHA Safety Pays program (https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/safetypays/estimator.html), for an injury that results in vision loss

Count on Craft for workplace solutions that keep safety a priority for your employees.

Source: Kimberly-Clark Professional Exceptional Workplaces Case Study: Jackson Safety Nemesis Safety Glasses Help to Keep Workers Safe and Costs Low at a Power Generation Plant

Spread Joy with Just a Click

Spread joy (not smears) with quick-drying Paper Mate InkJoy Gel pens. With vivid gel ink that dries 3X faster* for reduced smearing, it’s like a party on the page where smudges aren’t invited. With 14 brilliant colors to choose from, your notes will be bright and filled with fun.

*vs Pilot G2 based on average dry times of black, blue, red, and green. Individual dry times may vary by color.

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Quick Drying – Don’t let ink smear and ruin the fun.  InkJoy Gel pens dry quickly – in less time that it takes to read this!

Super Smooth – Smooth writing shouldn’t be a drag! That’s why InkJoy Gel pens have a super-smooth style that keeps the thoughts flowing.

Comfort Grip – Wrapping around the entire pen, the textured ergonomic grip is brightly colored to match the gel ink inside.

Brilliant Color – Tell your story in vibrant color! With InkJoy Gel, drawings, notes and doodles pop off the page in 14 vivid hues.

From mini to stylus to retractable and more, call Craft to explore the Inkjoy Line of pens.  More colors, more joy!

InkJoy LineSource for content and images: http://inkjoy.papermate.com/en-US

Scotch™ Brand Packaging Tape

Ready to ship. Ready to move. Made to store. The range of packaging tapes and supplies from Scotch™ are designed to solve any packing problem. Strength you can rely on.

But how do you know which tape to buy? Invest in the correct tape for application you need and avoid any packing and storing issues.  Check out the guidelines and call us if you need help.

ShippingShipping Packaging Tape – This heavy duty tape is designed for heavy packages and rough handling. The Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging tape is 40X stronger than acrylic tapes. It also resists slivering, splitting and tearing.

Moving TapeMoving and Storage Packaging Tape – Strong enough for moving, with a long lasting adhesive to withstand extreme temperatures. Tough Grip tape secures up to 80 lbs of weight per box and stays sealed during rough handling and rides in a moving truck. What makes Scotch® Tough Grip Moving Tape so tough is its unique and strong hot melt adhesive – when the box is closed, it stays closed including hard-to-stick boxes made with 100% recycled fibers.  Scotch® Long Lasting Moving and Storage Packaging Tape features a unique adhesive that’s UV resistant and great for long term storage in hot or cold temperature.

Need help finding the right tape?  Call our team!

Source: https://www.scotchbrand.com/3M/en_US/scotch-brand/products/

Cultivating for Future Generations – GreenHarvest

At Craft, we embrace stewardship, sustainability and innovation.  As such, we are proud to carry Kimberly-Clark Professional GreenHarvest products.  As a truly innovative offering, Green Harvest products incorporate plant-based rapidly renewable fiber, such as bamboo and wheat straw, into trusted Kleenex® and Scott® Brand towel and tissue products.

greenharvest-products-desktop-290x250What are GreenHarvest products? These products represent a pioneering approach to fiber sourcing that will transform the paper products industry.  As a world leader in sustainability, Kimberly-Clark is paving the way – delivering innovative products along with the quality and performance that you’ve come to expect from their trusted brands. Today, in a resource-constrained, digital world, with fewer sources of recycled fiber, and the need to put less pressure on natural forests, it’s important to continue exploring new fibers.

plant-fiber-desktop-290x250What is GreenHarvest plant-based fiber? It’s fiber, but it doesn’t come from trees. It comes from plants, such as wheat and bamboo. All GreenHarvest products are third-party certified, providing assurance that they meet stringent standards of environmental leadership.

fiber-sourcing-desktop-290x250What is fiber sourcing? Being first to market means forging new paths – developing new manufacturing processes as well as a unique supply chain to obtain wheat straw directly from U.S. farmers. There was no model for what Kimberly-Clark was attempting to do. So they built it themselves – providing additional revenue to farming communities and utilizing an abundant plant source.

Be Inspired and Support Future Generations

Source for images and content: http://www.kcprofessional.com/sustainability/greenharvest-products

Leading Coffee Brands with Craft

With colder weather upon us, count on Craft for leading coffee brands.  When it comes to break room coffee, your employees and guests deserve a fresh, great-tasting cup of coffee!  Starting the day, giving a mid-afternoon boost, or treating your employees and guests with a good cup of coffee, you can count on Craft to offer a portfolio of leading national and regional coffee brands.

Leading Brands

From Community Coffee, Starbucks, Green Mountain, Seattle’s Best to regional roasters, we have the brands that will energize your office bright and early!  Need bean-to-cup espresso beans? Give us a call!

No matter what coffee equipment you use, from a standard three warmer brewer to high volume satellite and airpot brewers, our traditional coffee offerings will keep your break room buzzing with energy. We also carry a wide selection of commercial equipment and accessories such as filters, airpots, decanters, and more. Contact Craft for a break room consultation or talk to your Relationship Builder to learn more.

Shake Off and Settle In for the Cold Season with Craft

As a full service office coffee and break room provider, count on Craft Office Systems to keep your brewers up and running and clean for the freshest brews in town.  With the colder months approach, there is nothing your office staff will want more than a cup of hot coffee brewing as they shake off the cold and settle in for work. So count on the fastest, most reliable partner for one-stop shopping benefits with Craft!

With CoffeeWorks™ we offer regular brewer cleaning, proactive maintenance and repair. Cleaning a coffee brewer requires more than a simple wipe down. Coffee residue builds up around the spray head where the water comes out to brew coffee, as well as in serving vessels. Taking care of coffee brewers and dispensers is time consuming but it’s important to keep them clean. That’s why we recommend letting us, the experts, do it for you!

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Brewing the perfect cup of joe takes a lot more than great coffee, it takes the right equipment. With our CoffeeWorks™ program, you have access to the top brewers in the industry. From decanter-style brewers, to airpots and high-volume satellite brewers, we have the right brewer to fit any need. As an authorized Keurig dealer, we also have access to Keurig Green Mountain’s complete line of commercial single-cup brewers.

You see, with CoffeeWorks™, we work with your company to help figure out the best brewer for your break room. We take into consideration the number of employees, brewing capacity, coffee preferences and other needs, such as portability for meetings.

We can’t wait to help you get your coffee brewers ready for the winter season. Contact us today for a FREE break room consultation.

3M Workspace Ready Solutions

Count on 3M workspace ready solutions for your health, work environment and overall productivity. The facts are simple – when you feel healthy and free of pain and discomfort, you can’t help but enjoy a better quality of life, both at work and home.  3M’s goal is to help create the work environment you need and Craft here is to help you determine the best solutions.

See below for sample of product solutions that Craft carries the expertise to help you determine what you need.  Even more, 3M has a rebate special where you receive a $25 iTunes® gift card when you purchase $175 or more of qualifying 3M Products.

Standing DeskStanding Desk – When it comes to standing comfort, small adjustments can make a big difference! The 3M™ Precision Standing Desk provides maximum adjustability to achieve the most comfortable standing work position. Side-mounted levers controlling gas assist height change technology allows for continuous height settings up to 20” above the desk surface. The keyboard surface has tilt adjustment range to help achieve the most comfortable typing position.

Monitor ArmMonitor Arms and Stands – 3M offers a wide range of desk mount monitor arms and stands from mechanical adjust to easy adjust that help you get your LCD, laptop or tablet display to the proper height for viewing. This reduces eye, back and neck strain and also frees up valuable desk space with more room to work.

Keyboard TrayKeyboard Trays and Drawers – 3M offers a broad line of sturdy keyboard trays and drawers with innovative features, such as adjustable platforms, soothing gel-filled wrist rests with antimicrobial protection, and Precise™ Mousing Surfaces that extend battery life of wireless mice up to 50%. This helps you get the proper ergonomic posture in almost any workstation environment.degradation

Privacy FilterPrivacy Filters – Keep login credentials, payroll information and other sensitive data private with 3M™ Privacy Products. Innovative technology prevents visual hackers from stealing sideways glances at your screens, while providing you with a clear view. Craft has filters available for monitors, laptops, tablets and smart phones.  Need help finding the right size? Give us a call!

The good news it doesn’t stop here.  3M workspace ready solutions also include document holders, whiteboards, foot rests, mouse, mouse pads and wrist rests. Give us a call and we’ll bring our expertise to bear.

Source: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/office-us/3m-workspace-solutions/

Learn the Dirty Details and Stay Healthy

With the cold and flu season on the horizon, arm your office with cleaning essentials to keep everyone healthy and productive. Before choosing cleaning products, know the differences to make a difference in your office clean ups!

Cleaners – Cleaners are made to remove only the dirt and grime you can see. They’re great for a variety of everyday cleaning tasks, but don’t have any germ-killing agents.

Sanitizers – Sanitizers reduce bacteria, viruses and fungi and help prevent their growth when used to clean surfaces. They remove contaminants, but don’t kill them.

Disinfectants – Disinfectants are designed to kill microscopic organisms, eliminating the source of contamination. Read the labels of particular products to find out which bacteria, viruses and fungi each is designed to kill.

While we carry all the name brands in the industry, one of our favorite brands is the Genuine Joe brand. Count on Genuine Joe for reliability and top-notch performance with cost savings at hand.  Call Craft for assistance in finding the perfect cleaning supplies as remedies for your cold and flu blues!

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Color Your Work Day for Productivity

We count on the experts at Post-it® to share ways to be more productive in the office.  According to Post-it®, part of being productive means eliminating distractions and focusing on the task at hand – and color coding can increase productivity in almost any scenario.  With colorful Post-it® products and the tips below, turn your thoughts into actions and get things done.

Color Coding to track a brainstorming session – Give each of your co-workers a pad of different colored Post-it® Super Sticky Notes 3 in. x 3 in. for jotting down ideas during the brainstorm, and have everyone stick their notes onto a Post-it® Super Sticky Big Notes 22 in. x 22 in. that’s adhered to the wall. As the flurry of colorful ideas comes to life, the colors of the super sticky notes will let everyone know at a glance which ideas came from which person – and because the notes are super sticky, they can be arranged over and over again as your team iterates. The large size of the big note makes it a great canvas for visualizing thoughts and ideas.

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Color coding for calendars – If you manage a calendar and multiple schedules, color coding can be a lifesaver. Create an analog calendar by drawing a grid and numbering the days. You could do this on a Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface installed on a wall or on a Post-it® Tabletop Easel Pad if you don’t have free wall space available. Both of these products allow you to customize your calendar to suit your particular needs – dry erase surfaces allow you to create new writable surfaces on walls or tables, and tabletop easel pads give you a flexible vertical surface to display when you don’t have a wall handy.

Next, assign a color to each person you manage – let’s say Molly is yellow – and whenever Molly has an appointment, use a yellow Post-it® Super Sticky Note 2 in. x 2 in. and stick it on the calendar on the appointment’s date and time. Once you’ve internalized which colors go with which people, you’ll be able to see exactly what’s happening with your entire team’s schedule at a glance without thinking – saving time and energy for you to focus on getting things done.

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Theming with color to help prioritize tasks – Theming can give you and your teams a major boost in productivity, and color can help. For example, you might usually wake up on a Monday morning and wonder what you should prioritize that day. But if you theme your days – let’s say Monday is administrative day, Tuesday is creative day, and so on – you’ll know exactly what to do on any given day instead of wondering. Take it to the next level by assigning colors to your themes. Then, when you have a task, a to-do, or a reminder, you can write it down on a Post-it® Super Sticky Note, Post-it® Page Marker, or Post-it® Flag of the task’s theme color. Wherever you make it stick – your planner, the pages of a book, or your desk – the color will let you know in an instant which theme it’s associated with and when you need to prioritize it. With color on your side, you’ll spend less time thinking and more time doing.

Using a color framework fosters more freedom, because it frees up your mind to do the real work of generating ideas and delivering the goods. Post-it® Products are the ideal tools to get your ideas out and achieve your goals more productively.

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Source for images and text: Post-it®

Healthy Hands 101 for the Classroom

With the school year about to kick off, count on Purell and Gojo to help students and teachers stay healthy and in the classroom!  Check out Purell’s Healthy Hands 101 series including hand hygiene facts, reducing student absenteeism, back to school/back to germs, five hand sanitizer myths debunked and how to stay healthy at school.

One of our favorite lessons is the Healthy Hands 101.  See below for an overview and click on the image to enlarge for reading.

Healthy Hands 101 by Purell

Healthy Hands 101Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of the most common germs that may cause illness. The surfaces in school with the most germs may surprise you!  Cafeteria tables rank #1 because germs are more common where groups of students come together.

Experts like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and Healthy Canada recommend alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol.  So count on Purell and Gojo for all of your needs.  And before you know it, your students will make the grade in staying healthy at school.

At Craft, we have every style of dispenser may it be hand pump or automatic.  From on-the-go travel size to large dispenser refills, count on Craft for all your needs for a healthy classroom.

Source: Purell