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      Fun Facts About Welding

      Fun Facts About Welding

      One Of The Most Important Skills For Manufacturing

      Welding is an in-demand skill all over the world! Here’s a bonus fun fact for you: 50% of all products worldwide need to be welded. Here are three facts about welding that you might not have known:

      Space Welding Is Hands-Free:

      In a phenomenon known as cold welding, bare pieces of metal that touch in space become instantly welded together. This is because there’s no atmosphere to keep the metals apart, like there is on Earth.

      The Record for the Fastest Build Ship:

      During WW2, the SS Robert E. Peary was built and welded in a record time of 4 days, 15 hours, and 29 minutes. The record still stands today! The ship itself sailed in both the Atlantic and the Pacific for just over 20 years – so it was a solid job!

      The U.S. Will Need Welders by 2026:

      According to the American Welding Society, there will be a shortage of skilled welders as much of the welding workforce approaches retirement. Welding is one of the highest paying jobs in the U.S. that doesn’t require a college degree, and it will continue to be an in-demand career path long into the future.

      While the world is pivoting towards less industrial jobs, welding has been with us since Egyptian times and looks set to continue. Stay safe out there with our protective workwear for welders available here.

      Fun Facts About the Electric Plane

      Fun Facts About the Electric Plane

      Everything You Didn’t Even Know You Needed to Know!

      Electric planes are the future of flying. Since they swooped onto the aviation stage, electric planes have left jet fuel-based aircrafts quivering in their presence. Here are three facts you might not have known about these ground-breaking emission-free aircrafts.

      #1: They Have Big Batteries

      Instead of jet fuel, electric planes use batteries to fire up the engine – but obviously, batteries lack fuel’s density. That’s why electric plane batteries are big. Very big. As in 3.8 metric ton big.

      #2: Less Maintenance

      Seeing as electric motors don’t need gearboxes to bring the engine to a standstill, fuel costs are not just reduced – but eliminated – and maintenance is almost zero, seeing as there is no need for a traditional air-and-fuel mixture to expand and power the plane.

      #3: By Any Other Name…

      There are countless electric planes out there, from UberAir to the Dubai Air Taxi to Lilium – each service a unique purpose in the skies and on the ground.

      While the electric plane sector is still in its infancy, one thing’s for sure – it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Be prepared for the future of flying with the most comfortable, breathable, and fashionable mechanic coveralls in the business. If we do say so ourselves.

      What Every Plumber Needs to Know

      What Every Plumber Needs to Know

      3 Pro Tips for Pro Plumbers

      Pipe wrench? Check. Basin wrench? Check. Hacksaw? Check. You might think you have everything you need in your plumber’s toolbox, but if you lack these three items, your reputation could go down the drain.

      #1: Plumber’s Torch

      Your iPhone’s light isn’t enough. To effectively illuminate precise areas when sealing and soldering copper pipes for example, you need a professional plumber’s torch – a small, handheld source of light that no plumber should be without.

      #2: Goggles

      Disaster happens when we least expect it – like hot water leaks in our eyes just when we’re up close and personal. Avoid unnecessary medical bills with professional plumber’s eyewear.

      #3: Quality Coveralls

      Boost your professionalism while protecting your skin and making sure that you avoid the dreaded plumber’s crack. At Kolossus Workwear, we have the comfortable, breathable, durable, and professional short-sleeve coveralls you’ve been searching for.

      Plumbers are unsung heroes of society, and you deserve to look and feel comfortable and confident on-the-job. Shop our range of industry-leading plumber’s coveralls today to stay safe, stay cozy, and stay stylish.

      The Epic History of Cargo Pants

      The Epic History of Cargo Pants

      Despite all the controversy surrounding cargo pants – are they or aren’t they acceptably stylish? No one can deny that cargo pants are the reigning champion in terms of comfort. But where do they come from? We thought that fellow cargo-lovers would enjoy learning about the origins of this revolutionary development in fashion.

      Cargo pants date back to 1938 when they were worn by British military personnel. They formed part of their Battle Dress Uniform, featuring one pocket on the side by the thigh, and another at the front by the hip. Side pockets were initially included for paratroopers who had to have ammunition and radio on hand. Quite the badass history for pants that now seem quite commonplace.

      With a starting point in the military, cargo pants showed up again in the 1990s when they became popular thanks to being worn by urban hip-hop performers. This made cargo pants appealing to mainstream markets that suddenly stocked cargo pants in all the well-known stores for men and women. And this gave rise to an explosion of cargo variations – in softer fabrics and colors, such as silk. Cargo quickly pants came to dominate the 90s.

      While they may not be as popular as they were then, cargo pants still feature in most stores because they are both comfortable and functional. For men with physically demanding jobs, cargo pants offer everything you need. They look professional, wear well, and have useful pockets that really come in handy.

      At Kolossus Workwear, we stock cargo pants in several designs to meet the needs of working men. You can choose from our selection by clicking here and start wearing comfort and utility at the same time!

      The Long And The Short Of It: 5 Little Known Facts About Trucking

      The Long And The Short Of It: 5 Little Known Facts About Trucking

      Trucking may seem like a boring industry, but consider this – thanks to the trucking industry, you enjoy the abundance and variety to lead a quality life. So, in celebration of truckers and the demanding jobs they do, we wanted to let you in on some fun facts about the industry.

      1. Trucking To The Moon – Did you know that if you lined up all the trucks in the US, they would reach the moon? Pretty impressive!

      2. The Origin Story Of Trucking – Charles Freuhauf was a German-American blacksmith who needed to transport his boat...so he invented the first tractor trailer back in 1914!

      3. Going Green – Thanks to EPA regulations, the environment is enjoying a 95% cut in emissions from heavy trucks.

      4. On The Road – Truckers genuinely live on the road as they spend more than 240 nights of the year traveling in their trucks.

      5. Slow And Steady – For a truck to come to a stop when they’re traveling 65 MPH, they need 525 feet which is the length of 3 football fields. Comparatively, a car only needs 316 feet. This explains why trucking is so dangerous!

      At Kolossus Workwear, we carry long and short-sleeved work shirts that are perfect for truckers who need clothing that is of good quality and durable enough to handle daily wear and tear. We also stock high visibility workwear that adds to your safety if you’re traveling on roads and need to be visible when you get out!

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