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What is Metal Strapping?

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
What is Metal Strapping?

If you need to ship large items or keep heavy objects contained on a pallet, metal strapping is your best solution. Most commonly made with steel, this product is also referred to as steel strapping or banding. At Vulcan Wire,...

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What the Best Baling Wire Suppliers Do Differently

It’s not hard to find baling wire—there are countless companies that sell it and would be happy to take your business. It’s important to note, however, that not all suppliers are created equal. At Vulcan Wire, we take pride in...

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How to Band a Pallet

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
How to Band a Pallet

Banding your pallets properly is a key step in shipping goods safely from one place to another. While knowing how to band a pallet is not the hardest task in a warehouse, there are a few ways in which it...

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Vulcan’s Founder, Alice Combs

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
Vulcan’s Founder, Alice Combs

Believe it or not, Vulcan Wire was founded in 1975 by a single mother, Alice, who knew nothing about baler wire. She didn’t even know recyclables were baled until a few days before she made her first wire sale. And...

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Galvanized Wire Products from Vulcan

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
Galvanized Wire Products from Vulcan

Choosing galvanized wire over standard steel wire offers several performance benefits. For instance, the galvanizing process adds durability to the wire, so you can trust it to hold up even during long, difficult jobs. Galvanization also helps the wire to...

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How to Choose the Right Baling Wire Gauge

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
How to Choose the Right Baling Wire Gauge

When you shop for baling wire at Vulcan Wire, you’ll quickly notice that we have a number of wire gauges available. It’s always nice to have options, but do you know which is right for your needs? In this post,...

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6 Ways to Reduce Freight Costs

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
6 Ways to Reduce Freight Costs

For many businesses, freight costs make up a significant portion of expenses each month. If you would like to trim your costs in this area and boost your bottom line as a result, you might benefit from the strategies outlined...

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Wholesale Shipping Supplies from Vulcan Wire

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
Wholesale Shipping Supplies from Vulcan Wire

Packaging and shipping is the name of the game for almost every wholesaler. If you are going to carve out a segment of the market for yourself, you’ll need to be sure that your customers can count on the timely...

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Essential Types of Strapping Materials for Packaging

If bundling products for shipment is a regular part of your business day, it’s a fact that you’ll need strapping. However, there are a number of different materials used to create strapping, and each can be a good choice depending...

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How to Use Plastic Strap for Packing

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
How to Use Plastic Strap for Packing

When choosing the right plastic strapping for your packing tasks, you’ll be faced with two main options that dominate the market–polypropylene and polyester. While there are other plastic options, these two are extremely popular and will work for a variety...

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How Often Should You Service Your Baler?

How Often Should You Service Your Baler?

Many people, like recyclers, grocers, and distributors, rely on balers to keep things tidy and efficient. But balers often need servicing to keep them in top shape. Because baler maintenance...

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6 Benefits of Waste Balers for Retailers

6 Benefits of Waste Balers for Retailers

Keeping your retail space organized and clean is as important as ever. If you feel like your backroom is more of a cardboard jungle than a storage space or want...

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Your Big Guide to Recycling Baler Machines

Your Big Guide to Recycling Baler Machines

Let's talk about recycling balers, the unsung heroes of organized recycling! Whether you've got one or are considering it, these machines are key for efficient operations and keeping things eco-friendly.   ...

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How Big Box Stores Can Win with Baling

How Big Box Stores Can Win with Baling

Big box retailers move incredible amounts of merchandise, which translates to a mountain of cardboard and packaging waste. Baling offers a smart solution to transform that waste into manageable volumes,...

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How Can a Baler Benefit Your Warehouse?

How Can a Baler Benefit Your Warehouse?

The warehouse industry faces three challenges: efficiency, space, and sustainability. Attention to these three things keeps customers, workers, and shareholders happy. One piece of equipment that can help warehouses achieve...

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A Guide to a Sustainable Grocery Store Strategy

A Guide to a Sustainable Grocery Store Strategy

In the corridors of your nearby grocery store, every product and shelf share a story of its voyage, tracing from where it was farmed to where it's consumed and from...

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Trends in Recycling for 2024 & Vulcan Wire’s Role

Trends in Recycling for 2024 & Vulcan Wire’s Role

As we stand on the brink of 2024, the recycling industry continues to improve the world with technological advances, changing laws, and a global call for sustainable practices. Here's an...

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The Benefits of Using High-Quality Baling Wire

The Benefits of Using High-Quality Baling Wire

Vulcan Wire knows the importance of high-quality baling wire and how it can impact businesses and even the planet. Choosing the right wire can have a massive impact on safety,...

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A Guide to Galvanized Wire Manufacturing

A Guide to Galvanized Wire Manufacturing

When it comes to recycling, galvanized wire stands out as a material that is great. Let’s understand the multifaceted process of galvanized wire manufacturing and uncover why Vulcan Wire offers...

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Is Galvanized Wire The Same as Baling Wire?

Is Galvanized Wire The Same as Baling Wire?

Amassing and stacking cardboard is difficult and can be a danger to everyone involved if the equipment used is low quality and incorrect. If you're in the recycling game, you...

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Get the right size bale tie for your baler.

Not all bales are created equal. Some bales are big or small. Some bales expand or shrink. If you recycle paper, plastic, or metal, VULCAN WIRE will help you choose the appropriate gauge and length bale tie or auto tie wire specific to your baler needs. Call us today for a free quote.

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Alice Combs, Founder

In the 1970’s Alice rose from a divorced mother on Food Stamps to a successful entrepreneur. After an employer stated, “you’re not corporate material,” my initial ignorance, and business mistakes, I founded a now healthy $10 million annual sales corporation.

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