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SSP Blog

We’ve Got Your Number!

Posted by Brenda Speck on Dec 9, 2016 2:02:11 PM

SS-600-1-4, 6-4 FBZ-SS, 6MSC4N-316, DCT-6-4-SS.  I bet you recognize at least one of these numbers.  These are competitive item numbers from some of the big vendors who make tube fittings. And from years of experience you might recognize what specific fitting this is: 3/8” tube connection by ¼” male NPT, straight fitting.

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Topics: SSP

A Visual Insurance Policy for Fitting Installation - The Stop Collar

Posted by Darren Ekron on Nov 11, 2016 10:25:41 AM

We have all seen those “For Dummies” books.  And we understand the point of them is to try to make people feel more comfortable tackling something new.  And apparently they work.

Unfortunately, there is not really any sort of “Working with High Pressure, Critical Applications, Tubing, Connectors, and Valves for Dummies” book.  And if there was, possibly no one would read it.

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Topics: Fittings, Safety, Stop Collar

Overcoming Labor Shortages in Manufacturing

Posted by Paul Omilion on Sep 9, 2016 10:42:14 AM

With more and more “Baby Boomers” retiring and the “Generation-X” right behind them trying to find the ever elusive work-life balance, American precision parts manufacturers are struggling to find experienced, skilled labor. As technology advances, so does the requirement for more complicated and precise machined components.

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Topics: skilled labor, manufacturing, workforce, technology

Can We Build It? Yes We Can!

Posted by Dino Parrino on Jul 28, 2016 10:33:43 AM

Some of you might remember this line from a popular children’s show a few years back.  But the idea isn’t just for play, it actually has a valid place in business.

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Topics: Valves, Fittings, Delivery, Shipping

ABS Type Approval - What does that mean?

Posted by John Comi on Jun 29, 2016 1:10:55 PM

SSP is excited to announce that we have renewed the type approval of our Instrumentation Tube Fittings (Duolok, Unilok, and Griplok) with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

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Topics: Tube Fittings, Valves, ABS, Approvals

Hey, hand me a wrench.

Posted by Martin Mitchell on Jun 9, 2016 12:47:19 PM

“Hey, hand me a big wrench.”
“What size?”
“It doesn’t matter, just hand me a big wrench.”
“What do you mean it does not matter?”
“I am going to use it as a hammer anyway!”

This has always been a funny joke, but it illustrates a point.

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Topics: SSP, service

Expansive SSP CAD Drawing Library

Posted by Reed Stith on Sep 24, 2015 12:03:41 PM

SSP provides a wealth of CAD drawings which can be beneficial for a variety of projects. The provision of our extensive library of CAD drawings makes it possible to accelerate the design process and operate far more efficiently. Along with helping you to save time, our CAD drawing library also assists in reducing development costs while also increasing productivity.

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Topics: Valves

SSP in Business in Focus Magazine

Posted by Reed Stith on Jul 28, 2015 8:47:00 AM


SSP was recently featured in Business in Focus Magazine. The article, titled, “An American Manufacturing Success Story”, highlighted our commitment to product innovation in response to satisfying all our customers’ needs. 

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Topics: SSP

Presenting the FB Series from SSP

Posted by Reed Stith on Jun 10, 2015 5:02:00 PM

While it's important for manufacturers to continuously strive for innovation, it could be said that in many industries, such as the valve industry, new designs could be “reinventing the wheel.” SSP has disproven this overdevelopment theory with the release of the FB Series—a product line that incorporates all of SSP’s notable capabilities/technologies and so much more.

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Topics: Valves

SSP Exhibiting at the 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo

Posted by Gregg Lennon on May 3, 2015 10:28:59 PM

The 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo will be taking place in Dallas, Texas from May 4 thru May 7.

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Topics: CNG Fueling Station Construction