• Elegant design

    Elegant Design & Engineering: The UKS Universal Chain Connector

    As industrial designers, we’ve designed things that have rolled off of assembly lines. But something few of us think about are the actual conveyor belts. Medium- and heavy-duty conveyor belts are driven by what the industry calls round chains, as opposed to bicycle-like roller chains. These round chains are beefy and strong. Because the chain cannot be made with the links in a closed loop—it would be impossible to install or remove for maintenance–one of the links in the chain is a special removable one called, simply enough, a chain connector. These chain connectors have to  

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  • Exclusive style

    This Warehouse Chain Just Debuted an Exclusive New Perk for Members

    Buying in bulk is super convenient for shoppers who want to stock up and make fewer trips to the store. But getting all those items home is another story—a pack of 24 cans or 2 pounds of strawberries can get heavy—and sometimes requires manpower and a huge car or truck. It can even be dangerous for customers and employees, as a few warehouse chains sell furniture and heavy electronics. But one of these stores just announced a brand new way members can get the things they buy right to their doorstep, and it involves a lot less heavy lifting than  

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  • Accessories

    This Popular Accessories Chain Just Filed for Bankruptcy

    Countless stores have shuttered since the COVID pandemic began, and now yet another beloved chain is on the chopping block. On Feb. 18, Solstice Marketing Concepts LLC, the company behind sunglasses retailer Solstice, announced its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, which currently operates 66 brick-and-mortar stores and an e-commerce business, saw its profits fall by more than 50 percent from 2019 to 2020, and the chain’s future is still in limbo. While the company has not yet announced which, if any, of its stores will close as a result of the chain’s bankruptcy filing, Solstice CEO  

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  • Fashion for Kids and Teens

    Five teens form human chain to rescue two children from an icy pond in New Jersey | National

    The five boys jumped to action when two children slid into an icy pond in New Jersey. CNN By Lauren M. Johnson, CNN Five New Jersey teens are being hailed as heroes after they saved two children from falling into an icy pond while they were sledding. The group of high school freshmen, Tyler Armagan, Ryan Day, Joseph Dietrich, Kieran Foley and Drew Scalice, were getting ready to head home Thursday from sledding at the Beacon Hill Country Club in Middletown, New Jersey. Then they heard a commotion and realized the two small children were headed straight into a pond  

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  • Clothing

    This Popular Clothing Chain Just Announced It’s Closing 100 More Stores

    As coronavirus cases continue to soar and governors start issuing lockdown and stay-at-home orders, things are looking bleak for American retailers. The past few months have seen stores suffer, crippled by the ongoing pandemic. The latest one to get into difficulties? Clothing and accessories chain Francesca’s. The once booming tween and young adult fashion company just announced the closure of 97 stores, mere days after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Read on to learn more about the future of Francesca’s and for another bankruptcy filing that hurts, check out This Legendary Store Just Announced It’s Filing for  

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