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2018 Disasters Teach the Importance of Hazard Mitigation

Floods, hurricanes, and wildfires left paths of devastation in 2018. Although cost estimates are still being compiled for the year’s natural disasters, conservative assessments of damages are staggering. The Ohio River crested at 60.53 feet in February, causing the worst flooding much of Ohio and Kentucky had seen since 1997. Louisville, Kentucky alone suffered $3.5 […]

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Canada just legalized marijuana. Who’s next?

On October 17, Canada made history when it became the latest country to legalize marijuana. Following Uruguay’s lead, Canada chose to end its federal prohibition on weed. Although Canada legalized medical cannabis in 2001, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spent two years pushing for the legalization of recreational use. The Canadian government action reflects society’s […]

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Act Now to Save Light Deprivation Cultivation

As a California cannabis grower, you likely rely on light deprivation to produce high quality, high-yield cannabis crops. You know that “light depping” reduces costs, energy consumption, and environmental impact. Yet a new proposed regulation to enforce the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) threatens light dep practices. In fact, the […]

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Fire-Retardant vs. Fire-Resistant

  Americover offers fire-retardant plastic sheeting for a variety of applications. Our specialty products like Heat Shrink Wrap, Anti-Static, String Reinforced, Black-Out, Printed and Non-Printed polys are suitable flame-retardant products for a variety of industries and purposes. Customers often confuse fire-retardant with fire-resistant products. When dealing with fire safety, it is always prudent to have a working understanding […]

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8 Safety Products for Summer Construction

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), more work-related injuries occur during the summer months than at other times of the year. There’s nothing cooler in the hot summer months than safety on the jobsite. We want your summer to be pleasant and safe. In honor of National Safety Month […]

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Light Deprivation with Americover’s BOLD® Products

    Light deprivation cultivation is on the rise, creating a demand for quality ‘light dep’ products. Whether you’re fairly new to greenhouse cannabis cultivation, selling greenhouse supplies, or are a contractor who builds greenhouses, you need an understanding of light deprivation and products that best support the process. Americover’s BOLD® (Black Out Light Deprivation) […]

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How to Extend the Life of Your Greenhouse Cover

    A good greenhouse cover provides optimal light transmission and diffusion, allowing the right amount of sunlight to your plants. Greenhouse covers protect your plants from the elements. As a grower, you work to control any conditions that could adversely affect your plants. In fact, by mitigating the stresses on your greenhouse cover–chemical reactions, […]

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Vapor Barrier Applications in Post-Frame Construction

Vapor barriers in post frame construction

Post-frame buildings or pole barns are popular for commercial, industrial, and agricultural purposes. Built on concrete slabs and often capped with metal roofing, post-frame construction can pose unique vapor barrier challenges. From slab to walls to roof, here are ways to protect your post-frame building from moisture by installing proper vapor barriers. Vapor Barriers Under […]

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What is Anti-Static Poly?

Anti-static plastic bags and poly film are used to minimize static electricity and damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). These materials do not generate static, making them the ideal packaging for storing electronic parts and components in environments where ESD and the associated risk of fire are present. In this article, we’ll explain the types and […]

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