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As a leader in protective covering solutions, we want to provide you with the latest industry insights, tips, and trends.

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Customizing covers for CNC manufacturers

Our covers provide durability and prevent risks when protecting your CNC machinery—far and above what shrink wrap has to offer.

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Flatbed Shipping - Risks, Challenges, Solutions

Our flatbed shipping cover solutions mitigate risks to provide the best equipment transportation—far and above what shrink wrap has to offer.

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Design & Prototyping: Concept to Completion

Before a cover is designed, several key questions must be asked regarding the intended use and functionality.

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Transhield vs Shrink Wrap

Using shrink wrap on assets during transportation and storage doesn’t provide a reliable standard of protection. Transhield’s cover solutions solve do.

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Customizing the Perfect Cover

With our detailed design and prototyping process, we develop custom covers that match the exact dimensions of the equipment they’ll be covering.

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More Than Meets The Eye: creating a perfect cover

Our approach to designing custom-fit covers hinges on collaboration and attention to detail, allowing us to create unique designs for each cover.

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Preventing Cover Failures During High-speed Transit

Ensuring the quality of your products with a protective covering that won’t fail is a crucial step in delivering the quality your customers expect.

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Etching and Scratching: Protecting Delicate Surfaces During Transit & Storage

We’ll show you the best ways to prevent damages, so you’re never left with product and financial loss.

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Factors that Effect Heavy, Large Industrial Equipment Packaging Costs

How much will the protective packaging for your next build or project cost? Material cost isn't the only impact on your total cost to package.

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What's the best concrete curing option?

Want to ensure your concrete structures last for the long haul? For the strongest concrete, you'll want to cure. Learn about TopCure for your next project.

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5 Easy Steps to Prepare Modular Units for Flatbed Shipping

Without properly protecting newly created modules, you’re practically inviting product damage, warranty claims, dissatisfied customers, or lost revenue.

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Revolutionize Your Shipping Process with a Custom-fit Cover Solution

What if you could take the guesswork out of packaging while knowing your protective cover is mitigating risks throughout the entire shipping journey?

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Safeguarding Today’s Transportable Architecture

With the speed that manufactured pods can be built, comes the need for speed and protection in pod shipping and pod storage.

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Transhield vs Tarping: Shipping with Higher Standards

Tarping to protect your products and equipment risks the quality you’ve put into them. Let us give you a better solution.

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Concrete Curing: Strengthening Your Structures

Controlling the temperature and moisture of your concrete during curing is a critical component of quality and the final state of your concrete structure.

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The Best Solutions for Boat Trailering Protection

Boat trailering naturally exposes your boat to the hazards of the road, here are some simple ways to prevent boat damage on your next trailering trip

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Packaging Academy: Protection, Innovation,and Special Features

Packaging large equipment for flatbed transportation isn't easy but the right fabrics, covers, and shipping processes can be a game-changer.

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Packaging Best Practices for Modular Pod Units during Shipping and Storage

The packaging step during production can seem like a nuisance, but it’s imperative. We'll share the packaging practices that lead to the best results.

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Transhield Introduces Radio Frequency (RF) Shielding Protective Covers (News Release, Feb. 2020)

Transhield, long known for their advanced protective cover technology, will introduce new RF shielding protective covers for use on vital military assets

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Transhield Cover Case Study: The MK 38 Mod 3

The U.S. Navy’s Mk 38 Mod 3 Gun Weapon System dramatically improves ships’ self-defense capabilities. Learn how we customized a cover for this vital asset.

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The Benefits of Transhield Shrink Wrap Covers for Boat Manufacturers

Bob Phillips, Transhield, and Bob vanVollenhoven, Stingray Boats, mission is to ensure a customer’s boat purchase arrives in mint condition every time.

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4 Benefits of Digitally Designing your Protective Covers

Utilizing 3D software for creating protective packaging can create efficiencies, save on labor, and lead to a more accurate protection solution for OEMs.

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Are VCIs Dangerous?

How VCIs are applied determines their level of toxicity to humans. High doses, or 100% pure samples of VCI compounds, can be harmful.

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Why Does Your Protective Cover Need Vents?

Why are vents needed? Where should you place vents? How many vents does your cover need? Learn all about vents in this helpful guide.

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Radio Frequency Shielding Protective Covers -- Mission Ready

Transhield, along with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, has successfully developed a solution that significantly shields against RF attacks.

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Podcast: Transhield's New RF Shielding Covers and their Impact in the World of Cyber Warfare

Join us discussing the development of Transhield's new Radio Frequency (RF) Shielding protective covers in 2020 and why RF attacks are a threat.

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What Makes Transhield Covers Reusable?

Transhield offers reusable boat covers, industrial covers, and general protective covers. In this post, we'll compare Transhield to shrink wrap.

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Electromagnetic Interference: Use VCI Enhanced Protective Covers

There is an easy to implement, preventative solution for intermodulation interference that employs chemistry: advanced covers made from enhanced materials.

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What are the 5 most harmful elements to your equipment?

Nature is a wild place for equipment-assets. Natural elements wreak havoc on the finish of your equipment -- causing all kinds of damage.

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Exploring Innovative Ideas and New Concepts in Concrete

Rocky Geans, president of L.L. Geans Construction, discusses new (and storied) innovations in the concrete industry.

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Prevention of Corrosion in Electronic Devices Use Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor Enhanced Protective Covers

There is an easy to implement, preventative solution for corrosion of electronic devices that employs chemistry: covers made from VCI enhanced materials.

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Patenting: A How-To on Protecting Innovative Ideas

Seckin Ozol, V.P. of Engineering R&D at Transhield, shares his experience in patenting new products and processes for Transhield.

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Access to Notre Dame’s Material’s Characterization Facility Increases Transhield’s Fabric Testing Capabilities

Transhield will now have access to the Materials Characterization Facility which will increase the testing capability of Transhield fabrics.

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10 Easy Steps to Install ArmorDillo Cover on MK-93

Transhield Protective Covers are made in the USA, for equipment that protects the USA. This is a guide for installing our ArmorDillo cover on an MK 93 gun.

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Protecting Cargo During the Last Mile for the First Impression

Matt Peat discusses the capabilities and advantages of Transhield's Advanced Protective Cover Technology for equipment manufacturers.

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Historical Development of VCI Fitted Covers

Almost 20 years ago, the U.S. Navy funded the development of advanced protective covers with VCI technology.

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Why Use a VCI Fitted Cover? U.S. Army Reserve Test

An MEP-803A generator and an HMMWV-1097R1 were protected by a Transhield XT advanced protective cover with vapor corrosion inhibitors (VCI).

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What is 3D Modeling and Design? A Beginners Guide to 3D

We highlight the tools, software and technology you need to start 3D modeling.

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Using Hollywood CGI Technology to Create Perfect Protective Coverings

Bob Coulter sat down with MarketScale Technology to reveal how the company utilizes CGI software to create perfect-fitting covers.

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Top 5 Causes of Severe Injuries on Construction Job Sites

Transhield: Inspired by Worker Safety

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What Are Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors?

A corrosion inhibitor is a chemical substance or combination, which prevents or significantly reduces corrosion without reacting with the environment

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A Helpful Guide for Finding the Best Equipment Protection Solution

Every piece of equipment is different, so be sure to fully understand your asset’s vulnerabilities before deciding which option is best.

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U.S. Army Ground Systems: A Business Analysis for Equipment Covers

The U.S. Army evaluated cost effectiveness of equipment covers against other corrosion prevention and control solutions.

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What is Water Vapor Transmission Rate?

Learn about the what, where and how of water transmission rate.

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Creating a Safer Jobsite With your Concrete Curing Cover

Concrete Curing Covers and Jobsite Safety

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Florida National Guard Test - Why Use A VCI Fitted Cover?

Let's explore the fundamental components required to protect assets.

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Industrial and Personal Heat-Gun Buying Guide

We selecting the right heat gun, it is good to keep a few things in mind like price, end-use, power and functionality.

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Protective Covers and HVAC Equipment

Transhield provides solutions to help protect HVAC equipment of all sizes from costly damage and corrosion.

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XT Graphic

Transhield XT is water resistant and made to withstand extreme environments. It is proudly made in the USA.

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Previewing Transhield’s Spring 2019 Trade Show Calendar

Transhield will attend Industry Day, AUSA's Global Force Symposium, Industrial Pack, MRO Americas, and more!

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Cover Customization: Better Protection and More Convenience

When protecting heavy equipment customizable covers can include flaps, ropes, buckles, hook and loop, and zippers.

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Transhield - The Shrinkable Fabric® Provides Eco-Friendly Protection

Transhield has successfully trialed a revolutionary system to recycle their groundbreaking Transhield Shrinkable Fabric®.

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Transhield Attends WOC: Technology Trends Impacting the Concrete Industry

Transhield had a great time exhibiting thier revolutionary equipment protection solutions and concrete curing cover, TopCure, at World of Concrete 2019.

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Visit us at World of Concrete 2019!

Transhield is excited to exhibit at the iconic World of Concrete Event, January 22-25 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Protect and Prevent with TopCure

Concrete curing is a delicate process and achieving ultimate strength in the top layer of the concrete is imperative.

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Transhield Sets Sail for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando

With exceptional breathability and strength, our 7 mil. original fabric blocks ultra-violet rays and prevents moisture, mold, and mildew.

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Nothing Is Impossible to Cover

Transhield protects equipment against the forces of nature by providing advanced technology, conducting research, and managing the protection process.

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News: We Can't Wait for IBEX 2018!

IBEX is North America’s largest technical trade event in North America for the marine industry. Transhield will be exhibiting at booth's 633 and R7.

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News: WindEnergy Hamburg 2018 Expo Begins Today!

Protecting expensive wind power components is a tough challenge. Transhield will exhibit our custom-fit protective covers at WindEnergy Hamburg.

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Transhield to Showcase TopCure at 2018 AASHTO Annual Meeting in Atlanta

The AASHTO Annual Meeting is right around the corner, and the Transhield team is ecstatic about participating as an exhibitor this year.

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Transhield's Use of 3D and DAT Team Recognized for Innovation

Transhield's design team utilizes a 3D scanning technology which models, animates and renders to create a covers design.

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Transhield in the Windy City for IMTS 2018

Transhield is attending the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, the largest display of global manufacturing technology in the US.

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Innovative Transport Cover Company Provides Proprietary Repair Kit

As China has imposed new import restrictions impacting recyclers, Transhield has embraced a new approach: repairing materials instead of replacing them.

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How to Prevent Equipment Damage

Reliance on heavy machinery equipment and damage to them can be a major expense. It is important to ensure proper maintenance and protection.

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The Essentials of Protecting Your Equipment During Downtime

There are a number of factors to consider when preparing for downtime protection, and it’s important to avoid endangering the integrity of your equipment.

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TopCure by Transhield: Changing the Face of Concrete

Curing concrete is a delicate process and the top layer is imperative. TopCure reduces the rate of evaporation while retaining moisture.

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Respecting Your Valuables: Considerations for Shipping Important Items

Shipping considerations such as protective covers and transit process are important for valuable items.

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Transhield Debuts TopCure at WOC

Transhield is exhibiting at World of Concrete 2018, from January 22 to January 26th. Transhield will be debuting TopCure, a concrete curing cover.

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Follow These Steps for a Worry-Free Heavy Equipment Shipping Process

Preparation that can be taken for transporting heavy equipment safely. Consult FMCSA guidelines and use custom-fit covers.

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The Economic Impact of Corrosion

Transhield protects equipment against the forces of nature by providing the most advanced protective cover technology in the industry

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Protect Busses and Railcars from Vandalism & the Elements with Transhield Covers

We provide custom equipment covers for public transportation such as busses, subways, and train railcars, as well as military vehicles, boats, and more

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A Time of Tradition and Thanks

Transhield wants to extend a warm thank you to the employees, customers, and partners that contribute to our success. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Protecting Your Business as Natural Disasters Increase

Transhield is trusted by the automotive, industrial, aviation, wind energy, rail, and military markets, to protect, equipment and components.

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A Healthy Office is a Happy Office

Transhield is committed to offering our employees a workplace in which they can reach their goals, be it physically or professionally.

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Customers Continue to Choose Transhield for Outstanding Customer Service

Transhield utilizes a laminated fabric that can easily be sewn to custom-fit any order without sacrificing its distinctly quick and easy application.

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Keeping You Covered: Military Covers Effective for Longer Equipment Life

Transhield’s cover technology not only reduces the number of hours spent cleaning, but also provides corrosion protection.

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Reduce Vehicle Damage During Transportation with Transhield

Transhield covers are custom-designed, easy to install and offer various options based on your need. A team of two can cover and shrink a car in minutes.

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Outstanding Customer Service is the Number One Reason Customers Choose Transhield

Our technology protects valuable assets from harsh elements that cause corrosion.

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A Case for Protective Covers in the Military

An opinion on the HASC analysis on the benefits of protective covers in the military.

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Keep Corrosion—and the FAA—at Bay

Protecting aircraft and sensitive engine parts is vital. Protective covers can protect against corrosion and other environmental degradation.

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To Cover Is Human: To Cover Expertly Is Divine

We cover what we love most, from people to equipment. Protective covers guard against corrosion and the elements.

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Protective Cover Testing

To ensure the highest level of quality and durability, we conduct 19 rigorous tests on protective covers.

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July Fourth—Why All the Fireworks?

We are proud to partner with United States Military and provide them protective covers for their equipment. We wish all a Happy 4th of July!

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Maximum Protection Against Mother Nature

Transhield's custom covers protect military assets from the worst of mother nature.

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Why Mushrooms Represent a New Approach to Packaging

Innovation and technology are continually advancing custom covers and packaging. Covers help to protect product from the elements.

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Be Sure to Visit Transhield at WINDPOWER 2017!

Transhield provides custom covers for wind industry to protect against the elements. AWEA is holding the largest wind energy tradeshow in North America.

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We’re Headed to the MRO Americas Conference

Our products save aviation professionals time and money and protect aircraft from dust, dirt, moisture, corrosion and other environmental hazards.

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ArmorDillo: Tested for Superior Peel Strength

ArmorDillo is a proprietary fabric that prevents corrosion. It is engineered to be custom tailored covers that are rigorously tested.

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Exploring the Historical Development of VCI Fitted Covers for Military Applications

VCI technology for prolonged protection of military equipment. VCI protective covers reduce corrrosion.

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Transhield Military Covers

Transhield military covers protect weapon systems and topside equipment from the elements, and have been awarded 182 NSNs.

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Top 3 Reasons to Visit Transhield at Global Force 2017

Transhield is attending 2017 Global Force Symposium showcasing protective VCU covers for the US Army.

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Five Reasons Transhield Protective Covers Will Revolutionize Your Storage Plan

Transhield protective covers reduce corrosion, remove moisture, protect from the elements and our covers also come with VCIs.

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Embracing Change to Succeed: Our Custom Equipment Covers

Secured patents for the technology behind our designs has allowed our customer equipment covers to change and meet our customer's needs.

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We Protect the Naval Assets That Protect America

The US Navy heavily invests in systems to defend America and protective coverings are vital to keeping these resources sage from harsh elements.

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Part Two: Transhield Equipment Covers Deliver Vital Equipment Protection for Wind Turbine Transportation

The wind sector provides opportunity for Transhield technology to be used in transporting and storing specialized equipment.

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Part One: Advanced Wind Energy Technology Requires Innovative Logistics Solutions

Wind energy covers provide enhanced protection from unpredictable hazards, especially during transport.

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Packaging. What does it say about your product?

Packaging is not just for the holidays. It's also for heavy machinery, automobiles, boats and other expensive items.

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Taking Pride in our Corporate Culture

Transhield and its corporate culture. Team effort, realization of goals, supporting customers and each other.

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Protecting Your Investment

Transhield's Shrinkable Fabric protects heavy equipment. Its benefits are it is water resistant, VCI, anti-condensating and aerodynamic.

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Protect Your Heavy Equipment from Ultraviolet Rays

Protect heavy equipment and other expensive assets from damaging UV radiation with a protective cover that blocks UV rays.

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TranSCAN® captures object in 3D to provide a perfect cover fit

Transhield's 3D modeling capabilities make patterning and fitting a custom protective cover very efficient. Learn about TranSCAN technology.

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Transhield’s Past is a Story of Perseverance

Transhield knows not to fear setbacks and hardship, instead learning from bumps in the road and ingraining perseverance into its operations.

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5 Tips to Winterize Your Boat

5 easy tips to prepare your boat for winter storage.

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Protecting Your Boat: How-To Videos

Discover Transhield's three-part video series detailing how to properly protect your boat or personal watercraft from environmental and weather conditions.

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What is a Breathable Cover?

Breathable cover explained

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Transhield Awarded Longer Contract with IBBI

Transhield is awarded a longer contract with IBBI as preferred supplier of transportation and storage covers.

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Transhield Case Study: Responsive Customer Service

Discover how Transhield demonstrated responsive customer service and the keen ability to devise a solution to a complex shipping challenge.

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Waterproof Covers and April Showers

As spring rain showers hit your area, Transhield has the solutions to protect your electronic and mechanical equipment with waterproof covers.

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The Cost of Corrosion

Corrosion: not only does it eat away at valuable equipment, but it also eats away at your wallet. Find out why so many people are studying this issue.

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Good Stewardship for Equipment Protection

Military units understand the importance of good stewardship and using protective covers to maintain equipment paid for by the American people.

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Transhield Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement with Tulmar Safety Systems

Transhield recently announced an exclusive distributor agreement with Tulmar Safety Systems of Hawkesbury, Ontario to expand its reach into Canada.

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Salt or Brine? What is eating my car?

blog about winter road hazards (salt, brine, etc.) that cause corrosion

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How does Transhield VCI Technology Work?

What exactly are VCIs and how do they work at Transhield? The short answer is that it’s a combination of physics and chemistry.

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A Marketer’s Perspective on Covers

If you’ve ever thought “a cover is just a cover,” you should think again. Mindy McIntire has learned a cover is NOT just a cover.

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3 Simple Solutions to Reduce Corrosion

Reducing corrosion on a piece of equipment exposed to the elements is key. A protective cover is essential in prevention.

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