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Thinking of Converting to Natural Gas? We Can Help!

Natural Gas*Businesses across the country use a variety of ways to heat their building. Some may use electric or propane systems, while others may use natural gas. If you are one of the many owners who have thought about switching over to natural gas but are unsure if it’s the right choice for you, some recent news may persuade you to make the jump.

According to an article on 24/7 Wall Street’s website, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has reported that the country’s natural gas stocks increased by 56 billion cubic feet. This addition to supply reserves, plus the low demand expected for natural gas as spring sets in across the country, means that the prices of natural gas is forecast to stay low and maybe even fall further as we move toward the next heating season. This is all a part of a trend in recent years of increasing natural gas stockpiles. Compared to last year, reserves are 44 percent higher and about 43.5 percent above the five-year average.

With gas prices more affordable than they’ve been in a long time, this good news has helped sway many businesses to make the conversion to natural gas for their business. At R.G. Smith Company, we can help make the transition easy for you. We have handled industrial piping for numerous businesses throughout greater Ohio, and we can help you save money on your new piping installation to install natural gas service at your building. Between our project managers with more than 100 years of combined experience and our in-house fabrication shop, no job is too big for us to handle!

In addition to industrial piping, R.G. Smith Company also offers industrial sheet metal fabrication, refractory services and concrete foundation pouring throughout the greater Ohio area. To learn more about our available services, call us at either our Canton location at 330-456-3415 or our Mansfield office at 419-524-4778 today!

Have Additions and Improvements Built Economically

There are plenty of ways to have additions built or home improvements completed with economically-forward objectives. Aside from the obvious—shopping around for the contractor who can give you the best estimate – you can take some initiative yourself, rather than respond to an invoice with your money. For starters, know you may not have to… Continue Reading

Steps Contractors Take on Renovations

Preparation is fundamental for every project. Flying blindly head-long into most things is not advisable, especially when it involves any degree of financial investment. Adequate preparation and planning will ensure you are rewarded sufficient return on investment for your hard-earned property renovation or addition.     Establish a Budget, Enlist an Expert Once you have… Continue Reading

The Ever Changing Construction Industry

Thanks in great part to a booming economy, construction sites are everywhere you look nowadays. Urban landscapes in cities from coast to coast are unrecognizable from what they were even a couple months ago. As the cranes go up to change the face of skylines around the country, the construction industry itself is changing as… Continue Reading

Why You Need a Building Permit

Building permits keep people safe protect the homeowner, builder and occupants. Requiring a degree of construction standards to reduce the risk of damages from fire, structural integrity and workmanship, getting a permit for building is not an option. Permits ensure that contractors use the right materials and don’t cut corners that can later cause injury… Continue Reading

The Importance of a Well-Engineered Conveyor Belt System

Conveyor belts are common pieces of plant equipment, whose value is often overlooked, unless they break down or cause issues with the product. A simple problem with a conveyor belt system can cause seriously delay and even halt production, which is a major problem for any manufacturer.   Conveyor belts are not easy to maintain.… Continue Reading

How A Dust Collection System Works

  A dust collection system is used most commonly in an industrial, commercial or home production shop to improve the air quality in the working environment. It will improve the breathable air and increase safety by removing particles from the air and environment. Through sheet metal fabrication we have constructed dust collection systems for various… Continue Reading