Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Production Basics Creates New How-To Video Series

No one likes a good how-to video more than us, and that’s why we were so excited to hear about Production Basics’ new series of instructional videos. These new videos focus on how-to assemble a variety of their products.

The ten videos (counting two factory tours that look at manufacturing processes) range in length from 1:56 to 6:42. Available either on the Production Basics site or on their YouTube Channel, the videos include the following titles:
  • How to Assemble a C-Leg Station – Learn how to assemble a Stand-Alone C-Leg Workstation
  • How to Assemble an RTW Table - Watch how to put together an RTW Table
  • How to Assemble & Install a Drawer Mounting Kit (for RTW, Easy-Lift 4-Post) - A demonstration of the correct way to align and attach Drawer Mounting Kits on your workbench
  • How to Attach a Basic Nut & Bolt – See how quick and easy it is to attach basic nuts & bolts
  • How to Assemble & Install a Riser Shelf – Learn a few useful tips for assembling a Riser Shelf
  • How to Assemble & Install a Power Rail – An excellent demo showing how to install the Power Rail’s surface mount and upright mounting brackets
  • How to Install Uprights (for RTW, PedSys and Easy Lift 4-post) – Find out how to use uprights to install accessories above the worksurface
  • How to Reposition a Drawer Slide – Watch this video to see how easy it is to position drawer slides to allow for different sizes of drawers or drawer order
  • Tour our Factory- Worksurface Manufacturing – An interesting tour of Production Basics Worksurface Processing Department at their Billerica, MA facility
  • Tour our Factory - Welding Work Bench Frames – Another excellent tour of the Billerica, MA facility with a focus on welding C-Leg Frames
These new videos are an incredibly useful resource. For more information about Production Basics products please visit To place an order for any Production Basics products, including the RTW Series and C-Leg Series, please visit our site or contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

3M Removes Ship Hold on Moisture Barrier Bags: Dri-Shield 2000, 2700, 3000, & 3400 Series Available for Purchase

Back in late August/early September, we reported that 3M™ had placed a shipping hold on a number of their Moisture Barrier Bags (Dri-Shield 2000, 2700, 3000 and 3400 Series). We have now been informed that the shipping hold has been removed and these bags are once again available for purchase.

Yesterday, November 4th, we received the following information from 3M:

This letter is to notify you that all 3M Moisture Barrier Bag products previously placed on ship hold have been released from ship hold and are available for sale. We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced during the period of this ship hold, as we investigated the Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR) performance of these bags.

3M’s ship hold allowed them to have two different MVTR tests, including using MOCON™ infrared sensing technology and MIL-STD-3010C Test Method 3030 gravimetric testing, performed by qualified third parties. 3M is advising that users of these bags re-evaluate the MVTR performance to ensure that it meets their application needs.

The following charts* contain the MVTR performance and other data results from 3M’s latest testing:

3M Moisture Barrier Bag Dri-Shield 2000

3M Moisture Barrier Bag Dri-Shield 2700

3M Moisture Barrier Bag Dri-Shield 3000

3M Moisture Barrier Bag Dri-Shield 3400

* These charts can also be downloaded at

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