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CASTER CONNECTION COMPANY PROFILES AND OP-EDS

Caster Connection launches revamped e-commerce website

The Fabricator
4/12/2021

Columbus, Ohio-based Caster Connection has revamped its e-commerce site at www.casterconnection.com to provide visitors with caster education information, enhanced site speed, intuitive site search, simple navigability, an enhanced client portal experience, and more comprehensive product and solutions info.

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Seven Shortcomings of Commodity Casters

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Plant Engineering Magazine 4/15/2021

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But if it is broke, don’t keep replacing it with the same inferior part.

That logic applies to “commodity casters,” the wheel systems on the undersides of the material handling carts and platform trucks plant floor associates use every day. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cart manufacturers often specify inferior-quality casters and wheels that aren’t built to last so they can keep purchasing costs down for end users.

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Why Commodity Casters Cause Injuries

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Plant Engineering Magazine 5/11/2021

Failed kingpins and faulty tread materials are among the leading causes of caster failures on material handling equipment and of safety incidents within manufacturing and distribution centers.

Overloaded carts or carts specified with casters with high rolling resistance can cause physical overexertion, the number one cause of workplace injuries. Why are casters such a hidden danger in the workplace?

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EPISODE 429: FINDING THE RIGHT CASTERS FOR THE RIGHT APPLICATION

Manufacturing Talk Radio
4/24/2020

It seems so simple – it has wheels on it, you load it up and move it – until it becomes industrial. Then, casters matter, weight matters, direction matters, speed matters – and someone who knows the right casters for the right application matters. Hear Joe Lyden discuss the oft-overlooked science of casters with co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady.

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CASTER CONNECTION: A COMPANY SPEARHEADED BY SAFETY

Material Handling Network 3/30/2020

Caster Connection, manufacturer of casters and wheels, puts safety at the forefront of its products and initiatives. Started in the trunk of a car by Sally Hughes in 1987, the company is dedicated to developing the most innovative and optimal solutions to deliver enhanced ergonomics safety and efficiency to every partner.

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SALLY HUGHES REVITALIZED CASTER CONNECTION BY MAKING TOUGH CHOICES

Smart Business
1/2/2015

No one ever said running a successful business is easy. Sally Hughes, president and CEO of Caster Connection, has stretched herself to the limit time and again, making difficult decisions along the way to bring her company to its present-day prosperity.

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FROM CALIFORNIA NIGHTCLUB SINGER TO OHIO MANUFACTURING CEO

The Business Journals
5/1/2015

Sally Hughes’ story of going from singing in California nightclubs to founding Caster Connection started in the early 1980s.

Hughes, fresh out of college, left her native Ohio to start a musical career in southern California…

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CC PRODUCT PROFILES


A Modern Cottage Kitchen

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Country Living Magazine
5/3/2021

Country Living Magazine published a Modern Cottage Kitchen inspiration piece featuring Caster Connection's CC Vintage caster line, in their May 2021 issue.

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CASTER CONNECTION ADDS 1.25” CASTER TO CC APEX PORTFOLIO

Material Handling Network
1/19/2021

Caster Connection, a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance casters, wheels and other material handling products, expanded its CC Apex technology portfolio with the introduction of a 1.25” caster. This smaller size caster is designed for light-to medium-duty material handling applications frequently required in numerous markets including healthcare, distribution and food service.

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CC APEX 1.25" CASTER

New Products for Engineers
1/18/2021

Caster Connection, a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance casters, wheels and other material handling products, expanded its CC Apex technology portfolio with the introduction of a 1.25” caster. This smaller size caster is designed for light-to medium-duty material handling applications frequently required in numerous markets including healthcare, distribution and food service.

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1.25” Caster for Light to Medium Applications

Material Handling & Logistics

2/23/2021

Caster Connection has introduced the CC Apex Wheel, a 1.25” caster.

This smaller size caster is designed for light-to medium-duty material handling applications frequently required in numerous markets including healthcare, distribution and food service.

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Caster Connection adds 1.25-in. caster to CC Apex portfolio

The Fabricator

2/23/2021

Caster Connection has expanded its CC Apex technology portfolio with the introduction of a 1.25-in. caster for light- to medium-duty material handling applications. It features a polyurethane tread (orange or gray) bonded to a lightweight, sturdy aluminum core, along with a sealed ball bearing.

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CC PEAK SWIVEL CASTER RIG

AVIATION PROS
2/4/2020

In the CC Peak, a thrust bearing carries the weight, and a tapered bearing is tightly fit around the forged kingpin for stability and avoiding shock. This allows for a smooth and consistent motion every time, at every angle. Additionally, the equipment uses a proprietary two-bearing system that allows for even dispersion of load and is ideal for industrial applications that require low manual push-pull force.

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CC PEAK SWIVEL CASTER OVERVIEW

MATERIAL HANDLING NETWORK
2/7/2020

Not only does the CC Peak function incredibly well, it is completely maintenance free. When the CC Peak is made, there is an initial greasing of the bearings, but after that, you do not ever have to think about it. You buy the rig, put it on your application, and simply enjoy the benefits it provides, without adding any grease over the life of the product. So, essentially, you’re dealing with no downtime for maintenance.

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CASTER CONNECTION’S CC PEAK SWIVEL CASTER RIG USES TWO-BEARING SYSTEM

The Fabricator
2/24/2020

In the CC Peak, a thrust bearing carries the weight, and a tapered bearing is tightly fit around the forged kingpin for stability and avoiding shock. This allows for a smooth and consistent motion every time, at every angle. Additionally, the equipment uses a proprietary two-bearing system that allows for even dispersion of load and is ideal for industrial applications that require low manual push-pull force.

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EP 75: CASTER CONNECTION AT MODEX 2020

The New Warehouse Podcast

5/21/2020

In this episode, host Kevin Lawton talks to Eric Hassen of Caster Connection about casters! They connected at MODEX 2020 to talk about the importance of the right caster and also to discuss the ergonomics of push/pull and how to improve upon it.

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PARTNERSHIP PUSHES INDUSTRY TO IMPROVE WORKFORCE SAFETY

The Ohio State University College of Engineering
5/11/2020

A primary focus of The Ohio State University’s Spine Research Institute (SRI) is helping industry understand and prevent workplace injuries. Recently an SRI ergonomics research team collaborated with Caster Connection to measure the physiological risks of pushing and pulling.

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ARE YOU UNDERESTIMATING YOUR EMPLOYEES’ PUSH/PULL INJURY RISK?

Material Handling Network 3/12/2020


Improving equipment to decrease push/pull can significantly improve ergonomic initiatives. However, in order to verify that push/pull has improved, practitioners need a reliable way to measure push/pull forces.

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GUEST SPOTLIGHT: CASTER CONNECTION PRESIDENT JOE LYDEN

Manufacturing Tomorrow

4/6/2020

Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region.

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ERGONOMICS TESTING REVEALS WORKERS ARE INJURING THEMSELVES MORE QUICKLY THAN GUIDELINES SUGGEST

Material Handling Wholesaler 11/21/2019

Early findings indicate ISO push/pull standards need to be reevaluated and more testing is needed.

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ERGONOMICS TESTING REVEALS WORKERS ARE INJURING THEMSELVES MORE QUICKLY THAN GUIDELINES SUGGEST

ThomasNet
11/20/2019

New findings suggest that the ISO push/pull requirements might not go far enough to protect workers because it doesn’t reflect real-life situations.

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ERGONOMICS TESTING REVEALS WORKERS ARE INJURING THEMSELVES QUICKER THAN ISO GUIDELINES SUGGEST

Material Handling 24/7

11/19/2019

Early findings indicate ISO push/pull standards need to be reevaluated and more testing is needed.

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ERGONOMICS TESTING REVEALS WORKERS ARE INJURING THEMSELVES MORE QUICKLY THAN GUIDELINES SUGGEST

Modern Materials Handling 11/19/2019

Early findings indicate ISO push/pull standards need to be reevaluated and more testing is needed.

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ERGONOMICS TESTING REVEALS WORKERS ARE INJURING THEMSELVES MORE QUICKLY THAN GUIDELINES SUGGEST

Aviation Pros
11/19/2019

Caster Connection collaborated with the Spine Research Institute at Ohio State University, in conjunction with the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center to discover the importance of replicating authentic movement for injury prevention.

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OTHER VOICES: WHY ERGONOMIC INITIATIVES FAIL AND HOW TO IMPROVE THEM PERMANENTLY

Modern Materials Handling 11/21/2019

World-class manufacturers have the daunting task of improving ergonomics in massive facilities throughout the world. They spend a tremendous amount of time and resources researching and implementing ergo initiatives that can potentially save their companies millions.

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PUSH-PULL STUDY: CURRENT GUIDELINES DON’T REFLECT HOW PEOPLE USE CARTS IN REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS

Fabricating & Metalworking
3/23/2020

Caster Connection collaborated with the Spine Research Institute at The Ohio State University, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, discovering the importance of replicating authentic movement for injury prevention in push/pull testing.

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ARE YOU UNDERESTIMATING YOUR EMPLOYEES’ PUSH/PULL INJURY RISK?

Material Handling Network
3/11/2020

One of the primary aims of improving ergonomics in material handling is to prevent injury to the lower back. Since injuries to the back cost companies billions of dollars each year and cause pain and suffering for thousands of employees, companies need a reliable way to improve ergonomics in their facilities.

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OTHER VOICES: THE FOUR WAYS COMPANIES ARE FAILING TO IMPROVE PUSH/PULL

Modern Materials Handling
3/23/2020

Despite the fact that it’s has been an ergonomic issue for decades, push/pull injuries are still occurring at an alarming rate, with costs associated with back injuries coming in around $50 to $100 billion. These numbers emphasize the need for push/pull improvement within the workplace.

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ARE YOU UNDERESTIMATING YOUR EMPLOYEES’ PUSH/PULL INJURY RISK?

Material Handling 24/7
3/23/2020

One of the primary aims of improving ergonomics in material handling is to prevent injury to the lower back. Since injuries to the back cost companies billions of dollars each year and cause pain and suffering for thousands of employees, companies need a reliable way to improve ergonomics practices.

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WHY ISO STANDARDS FOR WAREHOUSE WORK SHOULD BE REEVALUATED

SupplyChainBrain
3/23/2020

Despite the fact that it’s has been an ergonomic issue for decades, push/pull injuries are still occurring at an alarming rate, with costs associated with back injuries coming in around $50 to $100 billion. These numbers emphasize the need for push/pull improvement within the workplace.

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