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Intex Breaks Ground on 100,000 Square Foot Addition

GroundBreaking_Nov2019Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has announced the addition of 100,000 square feet to their Villa Rica facility. A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the company’s annual Business Planning and Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, November 14 th.
The addition is expected to be completed in late second quarter of 2020 and will house expanded warehouse storage as well as thirteen additional dock high doors for shipping and receiving. The general contractor for the new building is Rainwater Construction Company of Atlanta, Georgia. After the construction is completed, the Intex Villa Rica facility will total over 275,000 square feet and employ over 175 people.

 

About Intex DIY, Inc.
As a primary vendor partner to home improvement and hardware retailers, automotive chains, paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies, Intex currently supplies a large majority of paint rags, terry towels, and microfiber cleaning accessories sold in the United States. Intex’s product lines also include floor sweeper cloths and mop pads, shop towels, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and a variety of paint sundry and cleaning accessories.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
INTEX DIY, INC
100 Leggett Drive, Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Intex Named Lowe’s Vendor Partner of the Year

Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has been named 2019 Lowe’s Divisional Vendor Partner of the Year for Paint.thumbnail_Lowes_VPOY_Intex

The award was announced at the Annual Lowe’s Vendor Summit in Charlotte, NC on October 28, 2019. In the notification letter to Intex, Bill Boltz, Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Lowe’s, commented, “Each year we recognize those vendors who support our mission, by putting our customers first to meet their needs and those who think of new ways to add value and deliver on their commitments and promises.”

Intex supplies Lowe’s a variety of paint sundries and cleaning accessories including terry towels, canvas drop cloths, paint rags and microfiber towels.

“We are pleased that our sales and marketing team’s product innovation and merchandising expertise, our operation and logistics team’s commitment to customer service and support has been recognized by this award,” stated Robert Dailey III, CEO of Intex.  “Our partnership with Lowe’s is indicative of our company’s passion for continuing to develop and introduce new products that provide better solutions for our retail partners and their customers.”

About Intex DIY, Inc.

Intex is headquartered in Villa Rica, Georgia with over 220,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution operations around Atlanta. As a primary vendor partner to home improvement and hardware retailers, automotive chains, paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies, Intex currently supplies a large majority of paint rags, terry towels, and microfiber cleaning accessories sold in the United States.  Intex’s product lines also include floor sweeper cloths and mop pads, shop towels, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and a variety of paint sundry and cleaning accessories. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

INTEX DIY, INC

100 Leggett Drive, Villa Rica, GA 30180

www.intexsupply.com – info@intexsupply.com

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Intex Wiping Cloth Innovation Awarded US Patent

Villa Rica, Georgia.  Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has been awarded a United States Patent (#US 10,350,649 B1) for its innovative cloth replacement product known as PFC® (Precision-Fiber® Cloth). PFC® paint and cleaning rags, introduced to the market in 2016, is a unique blend of natural fibers hydro-entangled with durable polymers and processed through a textile finishing process that creates cloth-like rags with soft hand feel, exceptional strength, low lint, and super-absorbency. PFC® wipers can also be machine washed for re-use.

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The spunlace non-woven technology combined with the patented finishing process eliminates the inconsistencies associated with cloth rags made from new t-shirt seconds or reclaimed used clothing, and offer additional user benefits including solvent resistance, lower cost per piece, and consistent size and shape. PFC® wipers are also more pliable for precision wiping performance on smooth surfaces and in tight corners.

“We are pleased that our product development and marketing teams’ passion for innovation has been recognized by the award of this patent,” stated Robert Dailey III, CEO of Intex.  “Our company is committed to continuing to develop and introduce new products that provide better solutions for our retail partners and their customers.”

About Intex DIY, Inc.

Intex is headquartered in Villa Rica, Georgia with over 220,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution operations around Atlanta. As a primary vendor partner to home improvement and hardware retailers, automotive chains, paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies, Intex currently supplies a large majority of paint rags, terry towels, and microfiber cleaning accessories sold in the United States.  Intex’s product lines also include floor sweeper cloths and mop pads, shop towels, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and a variety of paint sundry and cleaning accessories. 

http://www.pfcrags.com

 

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Fun New Way To Carve A Pumpkin

IMG_6745It’s almost the scariest time of the year, which means it’s also almost time to carve a pumpkin with that perfect seasonal glow.  There are a few traditional ways to cut and carve a pumpkin, but here’s a unique new way to create some extra style on your door step this fall.

(H A P P Y   H A L L O W E E N)

Here’s what you will need:
One medium to large sized pumpkin
A carving or serrated knife
An electric screwdriver
3-4 drill bits with varying sizesIMG_6701
A spoon
A black marker
A large bowl
Cleaning towels (we recommend Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths)
A candle or tealight and lighter

Step 1: Prepare your space. Place a few Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths on the surface you plan to work on so that you can contain any fallen seeds, drippings or dropped pieces of pumpkin.

Step 2: Clean Your Pumpkin. Using your cloths, clean the outside of the pumpkin to make sure you have a clean and clear surface to work on.

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Step 3:  Cut off the crown. Cut a circular ring around the stem of the pumpkin, making sure that you cut through to the hollow center.   Sometimes, a serrated knife works best. Once the ring is complete, you should easily be able to remove the top of the pumpkin.   You can clean the top crown of the pumpkin off with a spoon, or by cutting off about 3/4 of an inch of the fruit’s meat and fibers.

6315E4DD-BCD7-4000-8303-8EC091B18E0CStep 4: Hollow out the pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds and interior pulp fibers of the pumpkin and place them in your bowl (later to be discarded).  You may want to also remove some of the interior flesh. Clearing out some of the interior wall will help to make your designs really glow once you add the lighting.

Step 5: Wash out your pumpkin. Now that the pumpkin is cleaned out, you can run the pumpkin under water to get any loose seeds or pulp strains out of the pumpkin.  Simply wipe off the outside of the pumpkin with your cloth when complete, as you will need a dry outside surface for the next step.

C87AE310-A9E6-4E47-8212-C688F20C980EStep 6: Choose your design.  Using a black marker, draw dots where you would like the pumpkin to show light.  Use those markers as a guideline to drill holes into the pumpkin. Be sure to drill all the way through to the hollow portion of the pumpkin so that light can shine through.  Get creative and choose different patterns and alternate different drill bit sizes for smaller or larger illumination holes.

Step 7: Final clean up. Drilling holes in the pumpkin can create a little bit of a mess.  Once you are finished, wash off your pumpkin again and dry it off completely.  You can also use your Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths to clean your drill bits.  When you are all done, wrap up the pumpkin IMG_6736debris in your cloths, and shake them out into a garbage bag. You can then toss all your Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths in the wash, as they are machine washer safe and reusable.

Step 8: Enjoy! Place your pumpkin outside, add a small candle or tealight inside of the pumpkin, light and replace the crown back on top of your masterpiece.  You can now enjoy your new stylish outdoor decor for Halloween.

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*Pureclean™ Multipurpose Cloths are the first multipurpose cleaning cloths with the bulk and softness of terry towels, yet with the hygienic level cleaning efficiency of enhanced microfiber. They can be found at most major retailers.
Corn Hole, DIY

How to Build Your Own Corn Hole Boards

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With summertime in full swing, there’s nothing like playing a game of corn hole  with friends in the back yard.  Buying a complete regulation corn hole set will run you about $175-$225. But, if you have a little time, you can make your own set and create your own unique design between $65.00-$80.00.

 

Materials you will need:
(4) – 2’ x 4’ x 8’ Wood boards (exterior treated is preferred)
(2) – ¾” x 2’ x 4’ Plywood (exterior treated is preferred)
(8) – 2 ½” Wood ScrewsIMG_5410
(24) – 1 5/8” Wood Screws
(4) – 3/8” x 4” Carriage Bolts
(4) – 3/8” Washers
(4) – 3/8” Wingnuts
(2)- Hardware Handles (optional but recommended for easy carrying)
Stain or Paint for design
Polycrylic (optional)
Paint bushes
Precision-Fiber® Cloths (12 count or more)
Sandpaper – 220 grit preferred
You can make your own bean bags, or you can purchase a set of 8 for $10-$15

Tools Needed:
Electric Drill, Miter Saw, Jig Saw, ½” Bit, 3/8” Bit, Hammer, Tape Measure

Step 1. Cutting the 2’ x 4’ x 8’ boardsIMG_5419

Cut each board with the following cuts:

  1. 48”
  2. 21”
  3. The last cut will need a little more measuring expertise. Measure out 13” on the top of the board, and 11” on the bottom of the board. Draw a line from the 13” mark to the 11” mark.  This will make a 30 degree cut across the board.
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Make Cuts on Red Lines

You will end up with (4) 48” boards, (4) 21” boards, (8) 13” boards.  The remaining wood is not needed (gray).

Step 2:  Mark and start to drill the holes for legs

On each of the 48” and 13” boards, measure 4” in from the cut edge.  Then measure in 1 ¾” from the uncut side to find the drill point. Use your 3/8” drill bit to drill a hole at the cross point of the two measurements on the 48″ boards (you can drill the 13″ boards now or wait until step 3).

Step 3: Round off the legsIMG_5424

The easiest way to do this is to find something circular (like a roll of tape or your paint can) and center it on the 13” board around the drill hole you just made in step 2.  Trace a semi-circle.  Use this tracing to round off the legs with a jigsaw so that the legs can fold up once your corn hole board is complete.  Use sand paper to smooth off the edges.

If you haven’t already, when complete, use your 3/8” drill bit to drill a hole where you measured off the cross point in step 2 above.

Step 4: Put together your frame work

IMG_5438You will need (2) 48” boards and (2) 21” boards to make your frame. Lay out your frame so that the matching sized boards are opposite each other forming a box.  Make sure your leg holes drilled in Step 2 are lined up on the same side.  Pre-drill 2 holes on each corner and then screw together the box using (2) 2 ½” wood screws per corner.

corn hole holeStep 5:  Cut the top

Measure 12” in and 9” from the short end of the 2’ x 4’ plywood.  This is your center point for the hole you will need to drill.  Draw a 6” circle around the hole.  To cut the hole, it is easiest to drill a hole inside of the circle you drew and then cut out the hole using a jigsaw.

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Step 6: Attach the top

Using (12) 1 5/8” wood screws,  attach the top to the base frame.  It will be easiest if you pre-drill the holes.

Step 7: Attach the legs and handles

Using the carriage bolts, washers and wingnuts, attach the legs to the inside of the boards.  You may need to use a hammer to bang in the carriage bolts into place. Attach the carrying handles to the side of each board.

Step 8: Paint or stain your boards

Sand your boards a little to clear debris and rough edges.

It is now time to choose a unique design.  You can paint or stain your boards to customize them.  We started with staining our board to give a unique and rustic look.  We used exterior deck stain and applied it on with a Precision-Fiber® Cloth.  Precision-Fiber®Cloths  make it easy to apply stain because they are absorbent, smooth and will not lint. They make it particularly easy to apply the stain to the wood, and stain inside of the grooves between the boards.

After the deck stain dries (give it a full 48 hours), you can add additional designs (paint, decals, etc). We created a patriotic design to make our boards stand out.

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Optional: We recommend to coat your board with a Polycrylic protective finish. It will give your boards a clear topcoat that will protect them from damage due to scuffing, abrasion, chipping, water, and some household chemicals.

Step 9:  Set up and Play!

Here are the official rules of cornhole:

  1. Set up the boards 27’ apart facing each other.
  2. Line Up!  In a 4 player game, line up directly across from your partner. In a 2 person game, after throwing, you will walk directly across to the other board.
  3. You will take turns throwing with your opponent. Your feet may not go past the front of the board when you throw (if it does, your throw is considered a foul and does not count).  If a bag bounces on the ground and to the board, it should be removed.
  4. Once all 8 bags are thrown, add up your points per scoring below. The team with the most points throws first the next round.
  5. Scoring: If a bag lands on the board, it is worth 1 point. If the bag goes in the hole (corn hole), it is worth 3 points. Your points and your opponent’s points will cancel out each round of 8 throws (Example: If you scored 6 points and your opponent scored 4 points, you will only be awarded 2 points).
  6. A game is won when a team reaches 21 points, with a lead of 2 points or more.
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Using the Best Rags = Fastest Cleanup

Precision-Fiber ClothWhy is it important to have the right cleaning supplies for the job, what are some disadvantages to being ill-prepared?
It’s important to have the proper cleaning tools for any job and to be prepared for many reasons. Accidents and spills happen, and it’s imperative to clean up any mess as quickly as possible to protect affected surfaces from damage or staining. It can also be very costly to repair or replace a surface that has been damaged from spilled paints, stains, or chemical cleaners. If you’re professional, that could be the difference between making a profit on your work or dipping into your margins.
 
What types of products do you think a painter has to have with them to ensure a quick cleanup and reduce callbacks?
Painter’s should always have a good supply of thick, consistent and absorbent wiping cloths or rags on hand at all times. A good wiping cloth, like our Precision-Fiber® Cloth Rags, will help you to clean up messes quickly and easily. Rags can help quickly wipe up spatter, spills and drips with ease, and when addressed immediately you lessen the chances that you’ll need to use a paint thinner or similar cleaner to help get rid of the mistake. Other good tools and supplies to keep on the job site would be things like sponges, commercial cleaners or paint thinners, or even just a little water.
 
How do different types of textiles handle different cleanup situations a painter finds themselves in?www
There are many different grades of wiping cloths and rags. Each come with their pros and cons for each job.
 
Traditional recycled rags are a good all-purpose cleaning rag and can be used for many dirty applications. The problem is they are made from recycled clothing and you never really know what you’re going to get when you open the box. Seams, cuffs, stains… even bodily fluids. Usually they are the cheapest option, but not the most professional.
 
New rags offer more consistent quality, color and performance. Within new rags you’ll have washed and unwashed options and made-to-spec wiping cloths. For professional painter’s, we highly recommend prewashed grades for their absorbency and low-lint performance. Typically, painter’s will stick with the all-white t-shirt knits, and the premium performance of Desert Storm tan knits. Made-to-spec options have come into existence over the past 15 years or so and are manufactured to be a rag. These are typically designed to be ideal for either general cleaning purposes, or specifically for tasks like staining.
 
You’ll also see painters using terry towels and white shop towels (painter’s towels) for really dirty or really tough jobs due to their strength and versatility. Typically, these are used in surface prep or cleaning prior to the job, and sometimes after a job is complete for a general wipe down of their work area. Terry towels and painter’s shop towels are not typically good for use when cleaning up paint or stain while working as they will lint and are bulkier than a typical knit rag.
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A game-changing new entry into the paint and cleaning rags category is Intex’s proprietary Precision-Fiber® Cloth, or PFC® for short. PFC® is a versatile powerhouse wiping cloth that is suitable for all painting, staining and cleaning needs. It’s made in the USA from 100% brand new material. Every piece is identical to the next, and each performs superior to traditional textile wiping cloths and rags. Each piece is super strong and cut to exacting spec, and they are even reusable if rinsed or washed out.
 
 
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About Intex DIY, Inc.

Intex, DIY Inc is a leading supplier of textile and microfiber cleaning accessories in the United States located in Villa Rica, GA.  Intex’s product lines include wiping rags, terry towels, shop towels, microfiber accessories, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and paint sundry products.  We are a primary supplier to home improvement and hardware retailers, national automotive chains, national paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies.

Career Opportunities

First and Second Shift Forklift Drivers / Order Pullers

You will be responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets company standards for safety, security, and productivity while operating a forklift.

Responsibilities

  • Unload materials and merchandise from incoming vehicles and stack them to assigned places
  • Locate and move stock of products to pallets or crates for storage or shipment
  • Efficiently pick customer orders for shipment, ensuring that the correct number and type of product is loaded and shipped
  • Assemble various types of merchandise for shipment
  • Identify damages and report shortages or quality deficiencies
  • Transport raw materials to production workstations
  • Inspect machinery to determine the need for repairs and guarantee safety by performing regular maintenance
  • Comply with company policies and legal guidelines
  • Help maintain a safe and orderly environment of the facilities
  • Help other warehouse staff and management as needed

Requirements

  •  Minimum of one year of experience as a forklift operator
  • Experience in pulling orders with scanners
  • Attention to detail and familiarity with industrial equipment
  • Valid certification to operate forklifts

 

 Second Shift Shipping Clerk

You will be responsible for monitoring the shipment of merchandise leaving Intex’s warehouse.

Responsibilities 

  • Receive and process daily material orders, including accepting deliveries, labeling them, and distributing packages and letters internally
  • Coordinate deliveries to customers and clients, including boxing goods, addressing packages, and staying in contact with shipping companies
  • Keep records of goods that have been shipped and received, preparing regular shipping and receiving reports for supervisors
  • Schedule large shipments and assist in coordinating logistics to ensure that there is enough storage space for incoming items and personnel on hand to manage incoming shipments
  • Perform customer service duties as necessary, maintaining good relationships with shipping companies and clients who are receiving goods
  • Help other warehouse staff and management as needed

          Requirements

  • Experience with computers, specifically using Microsoft Excel
  • 2 to 3 years of shipping experience

 

Benefits

*Starting at $11.00/hour

*After 90 days, health benefits, 401K and more

*First Shift- Monday thru Friday, 6:00a.m. to 2:30p.m.

*Second Shift- Monday thru Friday, 2:00p.m. to 10:30p.m.

 

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