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Episode 029: NWSA

Episode 029: NWSA

Episode 29 NWSAThis episode's theme is NWSA.  Effective June 1st of this year (2020 in case you are listening to this at some point in the future) 25% of all climbers working on SBA communications sites must be NWSA certified with a minimum of 1 certified technician...

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Episode 028: Kenwood

Episode 028: Kenwood

Episode 28 KenwoodThis episode's theme is Kenwood. Kenwood has long been known in the industry as a manufacturer of rugged, high-quality two-way radios. We welcome Jason Murphy to the studio to talk about the solutions Kenwood offers. Whether you’re looking for a...

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Episode 027: By the Numbers

Episode 027: By the Numbers

Episode 27 By the NumbersThis episode's theme is By the Numbers. It is officially 2020! Welcome to not only a new year but a new decade. Before we start focusing on the new year, we wanted to reflect on 2019 one more time. It’s become a tradition here at GME Supply to...

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Episode 026: 2019 Highlights

Episode 026: 2019 Highlights

Episode 26 2019 HighlightsWelcome to our special 2019 highlight episode. With 2020 just around the corner John wanted to take some time to reflect on the past year of this show. Our first episode of 2020 will be our 1 year anniversary. We can’t believe it’s already...

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Episode 025: Cool Gift Ideas

Episode 025: Cool Gift Ideas

Episode 25 Cool Gift IdeasThis episode's theme is a little different than most episodes. The holiday season is upon us and we’ve got gifts on our mind and we wanted to pick out some of our favorite gifts for this year. John picked out a few things that he thinks are...

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Episode 024: Wind Energy Myths Debunked

Episode 024: Wind Energy Myths Debunked

Episode 24 Wind Energy Myths DebunkedThis episode's theme is wind energy myths. The wind energy industry has seen explosive growth over the past decade. According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind energy facilities generated 6.5% of the electricity used in...

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Episode 023: Solutions Experts

Episode 023: Solutions Experts

Episode 23 Solutions Experts This episode's theme is our ability as Gear Experts to help you find the perfect solution to get the job done. Whether you know exactly what you need, but are not sure how to get it, or you simply know what you need to accomplish, but...

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Episode 022: The Hidden Dangers of Falling

Episode 022: The Hidden Dangers of Falling

Episode 02 The Hidden Dangers of FallingThis episode's theme is the hidden dangers of falling. Of course, the most dangerous part of falling is hitting the ground. That’s where fall protection equipment comes in. But, even with fall protection equipment, there are...

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Episode 021: Custom Logo Gear

Episode 021: Custom Logo Gear

Episode 01 Custom Logo GearThis episode's theme is custom logo gear. Your logo is an important part of your brand. It promotes your company and is essentially the “mascot” of your team.Hosts & Guests John Medina Alex Giddings feat: Austin PainterResources Choose...

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Episode 020: Safety Helmets

Episode 020: Safety Helmets

Episode 020 Safety HelmetsThis episode's theme is safety helmets. When it comes to working on the job site, protecting your head is pretty important. But, a lot more goes into finding the perfect helmet than most people think. Hosts & Guests John Medina Alex...

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Episode 019: Company Culture

Episode 019: Company Culture

Episode 019 Company CultureThis episode's theme is company culture. GME Supply and Columbia Safety have seen incredible growth over the past few years and we have no intention of slowing down. One thing we attribute to that growth is the culture of our company.Hosts...

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Episode 018: Your One-Stop Partner

Episode 018: Your One-Stop Partner

Episode 018 Your One-Stop PartnerThis episode's theme is partnership. Our mission is to keep workers safe and productive on the job. Part of achieving that mission is making sure that we do everything in our power to ensure that our customers succeed. From inventory...

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Episode 017: Wireless Industry Finacing

Episode 017: Wireless Industry Finacing

Episode 017 Wireless Industry FinancingThis episode's theme is wireless industry financing. A recent survey from Wireless Estimator was completed by 263 wireless infrastructure contractors and it revealed that new contractors entering the wireless business (meaning...

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Episode 016: Cable Climb Systems

Episode 016: Cable Climb Systems

Episode 016 Cable Climb SystemsThis episode's theme is cable climb systems. Whether you work in the tower, wind, solar, billboard, or a handful of other industries, chances are you will spend a decent amount of time climbing. A cable climb system – sometimes referred...

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Episode 015: Industry Manpower Shortage

Episode 015: Industry Manpower Shortage

Episode 015 Industry Manpower Shortage This episode's theme is industry manpower shortage. With several massive telecom projects gearing up for national distribution keeping crews busy, new jobs are popping up every day. Solar and Wind are also seeing explosive...

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Episode 014: Rope Compatibility

Episode 014: Rope Compatibility

Episode 014 Rope CompatibilityThis episode's theme is rope compatibility. Ensuring that your rope is compatible with your equipment is an important part of job site safety that isn’t always top of mind. Hosts & Guests John Medina Alex Giddings feat: Michael...

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Episode 013: Rope Maintenance

Episode 013: Rope Maintenance

Episode 013 Rope MaintenanceThis episode's theme is rope inspection and maintenance. Of course, rope can be used as part of your safety plan for at-height work. But in this episode, we are going to talk about proper rope care, rope inspection, and inspection practices...

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Episode 012: Training

Episode 012: Training

Episode 012 TrainingThis episode's theme is training. The equipment you have is essentially useless if you haven’t been trained in proper operating procedures. Knowing what to do, how to do, and how to stay safe are an important part of industrial work.Hosts &...

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Episode 011: Harnesses

Episode 011: Harnesses

Episode 011 HarnessesThis episode's theme is Harnesses. A harness is the apex of a fall protection setup. It is where all of your other equipment converges and is something that you have on for a large portion of the day. That means picking the right harness is...

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Episode 010: RF Safety

Episode 010: RF Safety

Episode 010 RF SafetyThis episode's theme is RF Safety. Radio Frequency or RF isn’t always something that people consider dangerous, but prolonged exposure can wreak havoc on the body.Hosts & Guests John Medina Alex Giddings feat: Max BirchResources Choose Your...

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Episode 009: Tool Tethering

Episode 009: Tool Tethering

Episode 009 Tool Tethering This episode's theme is tool tethering. Tool tethering is another way to ensure that your crew, both the ones climbing/doing the work and the ones on the ground, stay safe. Hosts & Guests John Medina Alex Giddings feat: Jim Zepp...

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Episode 008: Lifting & Rigging

Episode 008: Lifting & Rigging

Episode 008 Lifting & Rigging This episode's theme lifting and rigging. It’s an important part of at-height work and if not done properly can cause a whole range of different issues.Hosts & Guests John Medina Alex Giddings feat: Austin Painter Resources Choose...

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Episode 007: Rescue

Episode 007: Rescue

Episode 007 RescueThis episode's theme is rescue. While we’d all like to believe that rescue situations will never happen for us, unfortunately, mistakes or freak accidents can happen. Being properly prepared for a rescue situation is an important part of job site...

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Episode 006: Benefits of a Regional Sales Manager

Episode 006: Benefits of a Regional Sales Manager

Episode 006 Benefits of a Regional Sales Manager This episode's theme is working with a regional sales manager. As we’ve mentioned in the past, here at GME Supply and Columbia Safety Supply we don’t just have employees, we have Gear Experts. With a top-notch...

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Episode 005: Solar

Episode 005: Solar

Episode 005 Solar Solar has taken the world by storm. It’s an industry that has seen explosive growth. In fact, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association solar has seen an average annual growth rate of 54%. More than 250,000 Americans work in the solar...

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Episode 004: Tower Climbing Safety

Episode 004: Tower Climbing Safety

Episode 004 Tower Climbing SafetyThis episode's theme is tower climbing safety. It’s no secret that tower climbing is a dangerous job. But there are ways to help keep everyone safe while working. Equipment and best practices when using that equipment are imperative in...

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Episode 003: Customizable Kits

Episode 003: Customizable Kits

Episode 003 Customizable KitsThis episode's theme is customizable kits. Going through an entire website or catalog and trying to find the exact things you need each time you hire a new person or need to replace a common equipment setup can be a total drag - not to...

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Episode 002: Communication on the Job Site

Episode 002: Communication on the Job Site

Episode 002 Communication on the Job SiteThis episode's theme is communication on the job site. Communication is an important part of every job. If you cannot quickly, reliably, and clearly communicate with your crew then a job can quickly go from easy to difficult...

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Episode 001: Your Gear Experts

Episode 001: Your Gear Experts

Episode 001 Your Gear Experts It’s our first show and so we wanted to spend a few minutes talking about what it is, why we started it, and what you can expect in the future. Hosts & Guests John Medina Alex Giddings feat: Chris Heitkamp Resources Choose Your Gear...

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