Holiday Hours 2017-18

Holiday Hours 2017-18

Please find above our HOURS OF OPERATION for the 2017-2018 Holiday Season. We are looking forward to continuing to help you and your business with innovative solutions, service and value into 2018.

We invite you to continue to check out our website while we're away to get the most of our Current Promotions, Reserve Your Copy of Our Upcoming Stock Catalogue and to Discover all Kinds of Great Content. Placing your order(s) online is fast, easy and secure.

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A Guide to Selecting Quality Industrial Supply Products in Ontario

A Guide to Selecting Quality Industrial Supply Products in Ontario

Finding industrial supplies for your business requires you to work with qualified specialists to find the highest caliber products at affordable pricing. Our team at Hansler Smith has many years experience in the Ontario industrial supply marketplace and in this latest post, we’ll explain how to select the highest quality products for your needs.

Speak with Teams Directly

One of the first mistakes many industrial company leaders make when choosing products is they simply review the catalogue of a company and then order directly. This may mean they select products that don’t offer the requisite value and performance for their application. It’s the reason it’s so important to work with an industrial supply specialist before choosing the ideal product. A specialist can guide you through the available options and help you make direct comparisons between multiple products. This can then ensure you consolidate your costs as you buy more supplies in the future.

Consider the Delivery Timeline and Costs

When ordering new industrial supply products, make sure you take the delivery process into full consideration. It can take a significant amount of time to get orders in from some of the big names in the industrial supply marketplace, but not when you shop industrial supplies in Ontario with Hansler Smith. Oftentimes companies don’t take this period of time into consideration during the ordering process, and this can mean they’re left without the supplies in their business before the order arrives. Make sure you’re covered for the days the order is being shipped and speak with the team about the delivery timeline to confirm all elements of the process before finalizing the purchase.

Review Sales Carefully

It’s important to take into consideration the periods in the year when new industrial supplies are entering the marketplace. Savvy business owners can reduce their supply costs considerably by placing bulk orders during sale periods to ensure they capitalize on the lower price.

Our team at Hansler Smith are experts in delivering quality industrial supplies at reduced pricing. To learn more about the complete range of options available, call us today.

A Spill Can Happen Anytime, Don't Get Caught Off Guard

A Spill Can Happen Anytime, Don't Get Caught Off Guard

When an incident within the industrial workplace involves chemicals, the team in charge of the cleanup process  will require high-quality industrial spill kits to respond to the issue. In this latest post, we’ll highlight our industrial spill kits and why so many are buying their kits through Hansler Smith.

Quality Options at Affordable Pricing

One of the foremost reasons companies are now buying their industrial spill kits through our team at Hansler Smith is that we offer the highest quality product options at the most affordable pricing possible. Our Custom Spill Kits are put together to be fully comprehensive and offer everything you might require, taking the guess work out of purchasing. Remembering for instance, to ensure that your staff have access to a proper drain cover may seem trivial in advance, but in the moments following a spill it can make a tremendous difference in limiting the spread of any spilt liquids. 

In addition to our custom industrial spill kits, we also offer smaller spill kits for industrial settings which deal with chemicals but perhaps not on a regular basis or in small quantities. Standalone spill management products are also available, such as the Brady Basic Universal Heavy Weight Pad . Individual pads, SOCs and the other products available in our Absorbents and Spill Containment category are specially designed to offer resistance to a variety of fluids and are best applied when a full kit deployment isn't required due to low toxicity, the surrounding area of the spill or for small volume spills.

Another fantastic new product available through Hansler Smith is the SpillFix Granular. It has 4x the absorption power of clay granular, is made with 100% natural and recycled materials, produces no carcinogens or dust and is certified safe for landfill disposal. The cost savings to be able to use this product and then discard it with regular waste to a landfill site could be astronomical. The other great thing is that it's widely effective. It classifies as extremely effective on hydrocarbons, water-based fluids and most aggressive chemicals. Abrasion-resistant, UV-resistant and wind-resistant, this bottle or bag of gold is a must-have in every workplace. 

Why Turn to Hansler Smith?

Companies across the industrial marketplace are now turning to Hansler Smith because they recognize our commitment to product quality and to the quality of service. A reason we’ve developed such a large customer-base in recent years is our ability to deliver the best products quickly and for minimal to no delivery cost. Similar companies charge profound amounts in delivery charges, so while the unit price may be appealing, once those additions get tacked on, you're spending far more.

Our quick delivery service also means that companies aren’t left waiting when they require access to safety products such as the latest industrial spill kits. This means companies are spending less and less time with the risk of liability hanging over their heads.

Shop with Us Today

Our experts at Hansler Smith are here to guide you in choosing industrial spill containment products for your business. To know more about our company and the complete range of Industrial Supplies in Ontario, contact us today!

The ULTIMATE Guide to Finding the Right Protective Gloves

The ULTIMATE Guide to Finding the Right Protective Gloves

November 28, 2017 - Need Protective Gloves? Get The Right Pair for the Job:

Protective gloves are a critically important component of any industrial safety program. The dramatic and unsettling rise of hand injuries on the job was picked up going back at least to 2002, when Statistics Canada launched an extensive data assimilation project on the topic. It was found then, and it continues to be true today, that the most likely injury that a worker will sustain on the job is to the hand. At that time, over a quarter of all of the work injuries reviewed over a two year period, were to the hand. Perhaps more concerning though, was the finding that acute workplace injuries resulted in 465 deaths from 2002 to 2004 and close to 300,000 compensated time-loss claims.

As an employer or worker, understanding the ASTM ANSI rating system for gloves is absolutely critical to know whether or not your protective equipment is adequate (whether you are engaging in unsafe work). ANSI classifies gloves by their abrasion resistance, tear resistance, cut resistance and puncture resistance, though not all gloves are sent for certification under all of the categories. In each category, Level 1 is the lowest level of protection and Level 5 is the highest. New ANSI rules have changed this scale slightly in terms of cut resistance, but until gloves are sent for re-certification, this scale works well.

Abrasion Resistance

Abrasion refers to a drag force applied across the glove or hand, and is typically repetitive. If a person were to inadvisably put their protective glove on a belt sander for instance, the speed at which the glove wore down would be an informal measure of its abrasion resistance. In terms of ANSI standards, abrasion resistance is how much of this type of force the glove can withstand from not just any old abrasive, but from a sharp object.

Tear Resistance

A glove with a high tear resistance, by contrast, is useful in similar applications. The tear resistance is very self-explanatory and may in some cases speak more to the longevity of the glove than how well it protects, depending on the work environment. 

Cut Resistance

Cut resistance is probably the most important quality of protective gloves for most applications, and therefore it is the ANSI rating you'll hear referred to most often when it comes to protective gloves.

Puncture Resistance

In some specific industries and roles, puncture resistance can actually be more important than the cut resistance rating of a glove, such as working with stone, brick, sheet metal or glass. Again however, this depends on what the specific job functions of your company look like.

Overall, Level 1 and 2 rankings mean that there's moderate/standard protection, they are typically woven gloves, provide good breathability and are very economical. Levels 3 to 5 then, are what we would call heavy duty or high performance hand protection. They are coated and multi-layered to improve resistance and tend to be extremely durable.

Disposable Gloves

Sometimes, we require gloves for the protection of others as well as our workers, as is often the case in health care and food processing industries. Disposable gloves with industry-leading classifications, at the right price, are then what you need. They can be made with standard latex, nitrile or vinyl, can be powdered, lightly powdered or powder free. They also may have an anti-roll cuff feature so that the gloves stay securely and comfortably on your hand, may be shaped to reduce hand fatigue and have varying levels of chemical and liquid resistance.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s approval to use specific disposable gloves for food processing and handling is another important consideration. We carry approximately 10 different types of disposable and knit gloves in-stock at all times guaranteed, which are CFIA approved. We also carry Kimberly-Clark's Purple Nitrile Exam Gloves, which are considered a Level II medical device as certified by Health Canada.

Other Considerations

Anti-static qualities, high levels of chemical resistance, high visibility, heat resistance and whether you need gloves which are insulated for winter protection are also important components of finding the right glove to prevent unfortunate incidents at work. 

A Wide Selection of Gloves

On our website you will notice that more and more of our gloves have the ANSI rating as a part of the image of the glove. That's because we want to make sure we are getting you a product that actually works for your application. We want the ANSI ratings of the gloves we have in-stock to be clear as day, to make it easy for you to shop online.

In total, we have a massive selection of gloves, and only a very small portion of the gloves we have available to us are displayed on our website. As is true with every category, what is on our website are just the products we have in-stock, ready to go out to you at a moment's notice. But if for any reason we don't have an in-stock glove to suit your needs or fancy, there is a huge selection to choose from through our many suppliers.

More Information

Partnering with a supplier who has a wide selection of protective gloves available is always going to be in your best interest. As your business changes, industry changes and protective gloves improve, you need a contact who will continue to work with you and have access to the best hand protection at the best cost for you. Getting workers the right hand protection, at the right time, and the right price to get the job done right is something Hansler Smith knows a lot about. Click, call, email us or come in to any of our branches for more information on the products we sell or to have us review your hand protection needs.



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Discover Industrial Safety Equipment and Supplies for Winter Protection from Hansler Smith

Discover Industrial Safety Equipment and Supplies for Winter Protection from Hansler Smith

November 21, 2017 - Hansler Smith is now inviting clients to review their selection of industrial safety equipment for winter protection. The company’s many lines of equipment and supplies are designed to ensure that clients can respond to seasonal challenges within the industrial space, including insulated gloves and warming products. It’s a selection offered to ensure team safety throughout the winter.

Put Safety First

By turning to the latest safety products, companies can now ensure their work teams complete their duties confidently at the highest of safety levels. Slips and falls are common during the winter season, where teams are often working in icy conditions. Cool temperatures are also a concern, and teams must be protected against the freezing conditions. It is why so many companies are now purchasing high quality safety equipment from Hansler Smith.

Get a Range of Seasonal Products

Included in the line of products from Hansler Smith is their Honeywell North™ Pull Over Winter Liner, which is designed to provide head and neck protection for outside workers. The company also offers a full range of insulated protective gloves like the winter-lined Superior Glove - Dexterity, which is made of Nylon, and features a PVC Palm. This is one of their clients' favourites for winter months!

HotHands and Foot Warmers are also a must for what might be one of the most frigid winters in recent years. Blistex Medicated Lip Balm and other shells and liners for head protection beneath hard hats are important considerations as temperatures drop below freezing.

Also available, and on sale now for a limited time is Anchor Rock Salt , Storage Bins and the industry-leading Blue Power Ice Melter which is effective down to a boggling -31°C. This sale is only available while supplies last - so act fast!

About Hansler Smith

To discover more on the full range of industrial safety equipment offered by the team at Hansler Smith, please call 1-800-267-8150 to have them direct your call to your closest location or visit their website and review the Products section to browse and purchase in-stock merchandise.

Looking At the Benefits of Different Packaging Tape Types

Looking At the Benefits of Different Packaging Tape Types

When people are looking for construction and packaging supplies in Ontario, the adhesive tape isn't always the first thing they think of.  However, the tape is a critical component in just about any packaging, and there are definitely pros and cons to the various types of adhesive tape on the market.  Choosing the right tape for the right job will almost always make that job go more smoothly.

So, we wanted to quickly look at some common types of adhesive tape you can find when buying and what situations they're best suited for.

Picking the Right Tape for the Right Job

  1. Paper Tape 

For basic packaging needs, paper tape is one of the traditional go-tos.  It's inexpensive and easy to work with, while still being quite strong.  Different strengths are available, some reinforced with fibers that give the tape even more heft.  This is one of the most common types of tape you'll find in packaging for a reason.

  1. Vinyl Tape

Tape made of vinyl is generally used in electrical work, such as this 3M electrical tape.  Vinyl tape is generally not well-suited for shipping purposes or for holding things together for long.  Its glue is too weak to hold up to too much strain and is best suited for wrapping around itself.  Basically, the main thing vinyl tape is good for is as a non-conductive wrap for wiring - and it's great at that.

  1. Plastic Tape

Plastic tapes include Scotch Tape, and it's fantastic as a general-purpose tape for holding papers together or repairing small rips. The lack of strength can be something of a benefit since it's often possible to remove plastic tapes from sensitive objects without damaging them. However, it's a poor fit for most other applications, including packaging or any situation where long-term durability is needed.

  1. Duct Tape

Duct tape comes in many flavors, including 3M Heavy Duty varieties, and is well-loved by hobbyists and MacGyver’s. The benefit of duct tape is its versatility.  While it’s primary usage is for containment - actually repairing ducts - it is both strong and sticky enough to be used in a huge variety of applications.  

For The Best in Product Solutions, Turn To Hansler Smith

For over sixty years, we've provided top-quality products for a variety of applications.  Browse our catalog to see for yourself!

Buying Cheap Janitorial Supplies Is a Growing Trend, With BIG Hidden Costs

Buying Cheap Janitorial Supplies Is a Growing Trend, With BIG Hidden Costs

Explore trends in the janitorial supplies industry that every purchaser needs to read. Cleaning equipment for commercial cleaning requires a trusted supplier.

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Come See Us at the Eastern Ontario Waterworks Association 60th Conference

Come See Us at the Eastern Ontario Waterworks Association 60th Conference

Hansler Smith Limited is excited to announce our participation in the 60th annual Eastern Ontario Waterworks Association (EOWWA) Conference on October 24th and 25th, 2017.

Stop by our booth  to say hello and for a discussion with our experts on all of the ways we can serve businesses in the waste, wastewater and municipal spheres. 

Location:      Hansler Smith Ltd. Booth 17

                    The Gallipeau Centre  

                    361 Queen Street

                    Smiths Falls, Ontario

                    K7A 0A6

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For more information about the Conference, please visit the Ontario Waterworks Association website here.



We Hope You Enjoyed Your Thanksgiving Long Weekend!

We Hope You Enjoyed Your Thanksgiving Long Weekend!

The entire Hansler Smith Limited team hopes that you had a fantastic, restful Thanksgiving long weekend filled with family, friends and feasting.

We, at Hansler Smith are thankful for your business.

The 5 Benefits of Introducing the Latest Ontario Inventory Management Systems for Your Organization

The 5 Benefits of Introducing the Latest Ontario Inventory Management Systems for Your Organization

Enacting inventory management strategies can help your organization consolidate its expenditure and drive profitability by allocating a greater number of resources to the business’s most important products. In order to achieve the ideal strategy for their organization, business leaders across Ontario now require access to the latest inventory management systems. Within this latest post, our Hansler Smith Limited team explore more on the benefits of using our Ontario inventory management systems and solutions.

  1. Gain Control Over Dispensing

One of the most important challenges of maintaining inventory management is gaining control over dispensing items. It is critical your team knows where your inventory is being moved to and to whom the inventory is being sent. Using the latest management system, this data is at your fingertips to help further hone the management process.

  1. Real-Time Tracking

The system can provide your team with real-time tracking for its inventory products. This ensures that any short-term issues can be analyzed and resolved quickly. For example, if a department requires a particular product on short notice, the team can track the product’s transit and plan more effectively for the product’s use.

  1. Maintenance Guidance

For equipment going through the maintenance process, companies must be able to determine the product’s maintenance history, its maintenance cost, and its return date. Maintaining a complete inventory management system ensures this information is available to the user to make proactive choices on equipment use. For example, they may determine that a product continually under maintenance must be swapped out for a more reliable model.

  1. Minimize Use of High-End Products

The products that are continually costing the company money and forcing the organization over its budget for the year should be analyzed carefully to ensure they’re providing full value for money. The ideal inventory management solution can help Ontario companies safeguard their spending and ensure they allocate resources to products that offer a clear ROI.

  1. Reduce Out of Stock Situations

When a high value product is out of stock, it can impact your organization in numerous ways. It can limit productivity during that timeframe and may lead to customers choosing competitor options. Turning to inventory management solutions helps limit this type of out of stock situations.

Hansler Smith Limited

Our team at Hansler Smith Limited is here to guide Ontario companies in choosing the latest inventory management products. To learn more, contact us today!