An inguinal hernia refers to a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall within the groin area (lower abdomen and upper thigh). Since the hernia is an actual hole, soft tissue from inside the abdominal cavity will protrude to the outside, resulting in a bulge. Symptoms of an inguinal hernia are often mild, and include a sharp pain or dull pressure and a sensation that something is sliding or popping in and out of the body. The soft tissue that protrudes through the hernia is usually the small or large intestine. If the intestine protruding through becomes trapped (incarcerated), it may result in increased pain. If blood is not able to get to the trapped portion of intestine, gangrene may develop, requiring emergency surgery. Patients with an incarcerated inguinal hernia will find the…
US plastics industry urges caution on renegotiating NAFTA
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump called the North American Free Trade Agreement “one of the worst things to happen to manufacturing in the United States.” Since the election, his top aides have suggested renegotiating it will be an early priority. But for the plasticsA priority for the plastics industry will likely be protecting the industry’s overall trade surplus with Mexico. Each of the industry’s four sectors — resins, products, molds and machinery — had trade surpluses with Mexico in 2015, the most recent figures are available from
Dyplast Products receives CSIA's Platinum Safety Award
Dyplast Products was presented with Central States Insulation Association's "Best Practices in Safety" Platinum award on the 3rd of May 2017 at the Belterra Casino in Florence, IN. Tom McGettigan was honored to accept this on behalf of the Dyplast Products' team. The inaugural program award was presented to CSIA members who have demonstrated a commitment to continuously improve jobsite safety. Several years ago, Dyplast developed and implemented the "Be Safe, Stay Safe" program. Because of the company's continuing efforts, Dyplast has been recognized with numerous consecutive years awards by industry associations such as NIA and MICA. Dyplast is proud to be recognized by CSIA in their program's inaugural year. Safety remains an integral part of Dyplast's culture.
How to Pick, Remove, and Replace a Nozzle Tip
This small component can cause big problems. Here’s my procedure for picking and replacing yours.
Construction posts highest jobs number since 2009
The tone varied between two reports on construction employment, but everyone agrees things are moving in the right direction.