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We have talked quite a bit in this blog about tracking tools and heavy equipment using the ToolHound 5 system and a barcode or RFID tag. But did you know that ToolHound is great for keeping track of other items as well?


When paired with new MetalCraft Heat Seal Labels that adhere to fabrics, ToolHound can be used to track gloves, coveralls, company uniforms and other clothing. The durable Heat Seal Label is printed on flexible, woven polyester, and bonds to fabric with a heat-activated adhesive for applications where a traditional label won't work.

And because workers and their coveralls can get pretty dirty on the job site, these labels have been tested to withstand washing, dry cleaning and disinfecting processes at 160°F.

Keeping track of company uniforms can be a tedious job, particularly given that many workers wear them home at the end of the day. With ToolHound and Heat Seal Labels, keeping track of coveralls, gloves and uniforms - and keeping workers accountable for them - is easy and worry-free, protecting your investment in these items with the same system that manages your tool inventory.

What can we help you track today?



T oolHound Tuesdays is a series of free presentations on ToolHound 5 on one Tuesday of each month this summer.  Each webinar includes a 45 minute presentation focusing on a single topic followed by a brief Q&A period afterwards.  

Whether you need basic training, a refresher, or are interested in "trying on" a part of ToolHound you haven't used before, join us for an hour on Tuesdays this summer.

August 11th  - Purchasing: inventory min/max levels, reordering, receiving

September 8th
 - External Rental: rate sheets, contractor setup, billing cycle

All webinars take place at  9AM  Mountain /  Noon  Atlantic /  11AM  Eastern /  10AM  Central /  8AM  Pacific

There is no charge for these webinars so spaces are very limited.  Reserve now for one or more ToolHound Tuesdays by replying to this email.  You can also email  with the subject ToolHound Tuesdays.

Why This Wrench Costs 100 Times More Than Yours
by Chris Cantle, MSN

Some nights the internet drags you in.

"Do I need a lightweight wrench?" I wonder into the dark. And there goes an hour.

"Is there such a thing as a titanium adjustable wrench? That ought to be good and light and strong." And there goes another hour. "How much would such a wrench cost?" I sort my search results, high to low, and that's enough to stop me dead.

Eight-hundred and seventy-three dollars, available for sale at a site called Universal Medical. I wrote it out so there's no mistake, no misplaced decimal point. The cost even increased a little since I first discovered it. It's staggering-probably double the value of my extended collection of tools and handily 100 times the cost of my adjustable wrench.

I had to know more. Luckily for me, a chat bubble on the Universal Medical site appeared at just that very moment. So I asked.In my recollection, it took a little bit for the agent time to formulate a reply, the gist of which was that thisSpanish made, 10" titanium adjustable wrench is sold specifically for use on MRI machines.

The Most Important Factor in Selecting an Asset Tracking System


Due to the highly competitive nature of the construction industry, cost efficiency is always a primary concern when making investments in new business tools or processes. It's important to carefully weigh the cost vs. the potential return on investment (ROI), while factoring in the timeframe. How quickly can you expect to see a return on your investment in terms of additional profit, cost savings or greater productivity?

There are a number of ways to save money on construction projects. But if you want to stay in business you have a reputation to consider, so of course you only invest in business processes that won't negatively impact quality.

The ability to quickly and easily manage your entire tool inventory, whether at one location or multiple jobsites, allows workers to locate the right tool in the right place at all times for maximum efficiency. When workers can't find the tool they need to do their jobs, it means lost productivity and missed deadlines.

Implementing a tool and equipment management system is a great way to cut costs through elimination of overstocking, reduced tool hoarding, increased accountability and greater...

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