Case Studies

Crew for a Hot Car Stay Cool During Races

May 8th, 2017 by

The action may be hot at the racetrack, but the crew for the best Auto Parts racing team stays cool thanks to an addition they made to their race trailer to beat the Texas heat. Starting this season their trailer is now air conditioned, but typically that would mean the cool air would pour out of the trailer. To keep the chilled air inside, Best Auto Parts crew can access their tool area through a trailer curtain door recently introduced by Goff’s Enterprises. Goff is an expert in vinyl partition products for industrial and other heavy-duty uses. The curtain door…

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Roll Up Screen Doors Keep Bugs out – Inventory in

May 8th, 2017 by

The bug blocking rolling screen doors that have been on the market for the past ten years and are put up on exterior doorways to stop pests can also do the job of stopping crime. These doors have been popular to enhance the working environment during warm weather months. Many well-run businesses smartly regard employee comfort important to efficient operation. A hot building with trapped dead air is a distraction that suppresses worker productivity. Yet with the rising cost of energy, air conditioning a distribution facility or manufacturing plant measuring one million cubic feet takes a massive bite out of…

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A Flexible Cleanroom Environment Provides Solid Contamination Protection

May 8th, 2017 by

The liquid crystal display (LCD) rear projection televisions and plasma-based direct view televisions assembled at the Sony Technology Center-Pittsburgh (STC-P) in Mt. Pleasant, PA – about 35 miles east of Pittsburgh – contain very precise components. Along with rendering a clear, finely detailed picture, the technology can amplify the slightest spec of dirt if it finds its way into the micro-display assembly. The standard approach most companies take to eliminate problems like this is to erect solid wall cleanrooms. Tightly sealed from floor to ceiling, these enclosures are the means of defense against the invasion of debris for manufacturing, quality…

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Goff’s Industrial Curtain Walls Make the Most of Woodworking Production Space

May 8th, 2017 by

(Pewaukee, WI) Goff’s Original Curtain Wall system creates a retractable barrier that can be drawn into use in seconds to provide space alternatives.  These versatile means of room separation will be on display at IWF Booth 4023, along with other Goff’s vinyl industrial products. Goff’s Curtain Walls are the perfect way to protect processes while confining flying debris and the sprayed coatings commonly found in a wood working setting.  These are no match for the NFPA/CFM fire resistant vinyls that are used in every curtain. “With so many production facilities seeking to make their buildings more flexible,” notes Goff’s President…

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Making Space Count for a Fabricator

May 8th, 2017 by

Moving into a spacious new facility is one thing. Putting all this added room to good use is another. LDI Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of lubricating equipment and hydraulic components for both the OEM and MRO markets. They specialize in fabricating hydraulic reservoirs, and the combination of these large components with their large volume of orders prompted them to recently move into a new 100,000 sq ft facility in Huntley, Il. Yet despite this additional space, management knew they needed to be smart about how to use it. “In our old facility,” relates Maintenance Manager Bill Klus, “we…

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Turning the Doorway into a No Fly Zone

May 8th, 2017 by

If most people could chose between the cold slap of air conditioning and the green glow of florescent tubes versus fresh, fragrant air and pleasant sunlight, Mother Nature wins hands down. Everyone likes the feel of being in the great outdoors rather than cooped up in a building. To insure those inside the building can have the benefits of fresh air, manufacturers are bringing to the market an array of bug blocking screens that prevent the contamination of the inside rooms from up open, unprotected door. From the building owners’ viewpoint, letting in sunlight and fresh air means they have…

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Curtain Walls Help Quality Woodworker Maintain a Fine Finish

May 8th, 2017 by

When architects for hotels, restaurants, casinos and other high-end facilities design wood paneling, woodwork, casework, exotic and domestic veneers, trim and other quality touches into their projects; they turn to Wood Company Inc. in Clearwater Florida. This company does both premier quality woodwork and high production. A new 6,500 sq ft finishing department with a Superfici Compact Spray system enables Wood Company to turn out 2,400 feet of raw veneer, ready to package. This is 6,500 sq ft that is well used by Wood Company for the in-line finishing machine, a sanding area and the spray booth enclosed by Goff’s…

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Fitting Coverage for Trucks That Don’t Fit

May 8th, 2017 by

Getting the most out of a plant building can take some creative thinking, especially as the needs of the business change. In the case of Duratrack, Inc., a Chicago area-based manufacturer, dealing with a dock area that is too small for the trucks ship and deliver to the company meant using a flexible door solution from Goff’s Enterprises. Duratrack is the developer of the overhead track and trolley systems for use on industrial curtains to door manufacturers worldwide. The company goes back to 1949 and during that time up to today Duratrack has seen steady growth, compelling them to make…

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Company Gets More out of Their Pre-Cleaning Room with Roll-Up Doors

May 8th, 2017 by

In a growing company as the business expands the challenge for management is to get as much as they can out of their floor space to avoid the cost of a facility expansion and eating into the revenue of the new business. For Armoloy of Illinois, Inc., a coatings company in DeKalb, IL dealing with this kind of growth has been a fact of life throughout the 38 years of being in business. From the outside of the building the many additions that have taken place are obvious, but they could only add on so much. The expansion pressure inside…

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Curtains Ensure Chips Do Not Fall Where They May

May 8th, 2017 by

What do heavy-duty truck parts and medical packaging have in common? Not much. Except in the case of the Brentwood Industries plant in Reading, PA where tight space requires that these two operations are happening side-by-side. A set of rugged curtain partitions from Goff’s Enterprises blocks off the debris-throwing router used to make the truck parts do not land near the more environmentally sensitive area. Brentwood Industries packs a lot of activity into their 205,000 sq. ft. specialty products manufacturing plant. Go to one part of the plant and they are at work on heavy-duty parts for trucks and passenger…

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