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First Pryority Bank – Hand Sanitizer

Gene Dillard, CEO of First Pryority Bank in Pryor, Oklahoma, has a new morning routine as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Dillard sanitizes the critical areas at the bank –i.e. the teller countertops, bathrooms, all interior and exterior door handles, and security keypads—personally in order to protect his customers and employees. This may seem a bit odd given his title; but for those who know him, it is another testament to Dillard’s character. Dillard purchased the HE&M Eliminator Hand Sanitizer at a time when finding a large quantity was very hard due to the massive increase in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo: Gene Dillard, CEO First Pryority Bank, Pryor, OK

      “We couldn’t be happier with the HE&M Eliminator 216 Hand Sanitizer.  At the time we needed it, there was a product shortage.  The HE&M Eliminator Hand                Sanitizer was available and reasonably priced, and we are thankful to have it.”  Gene Dillard, CEO First Pryority Bank

First Pryority Bank was founded in 1900 by W.A. Graham, a local cattle rancher and businessman, as the First National Bank of Pryor Creek. In 2000, to celebrate their 100th anniversary, the Bank changed its name to First Pryority Bank. They have a rich history in supporting the community, in addition to offering unique services such as their aircraft lending program. A Tulsa branch was established in February of 2002. The branch was the first bank in Oklahoma to establish its own post office which has become an extremely popular service to the public. The Tulsa branch is managed by Aaron Dillard, who is also utilizing the HE&M Eliminator Hand Sanitizer to keep those customers and employees safe as well. To visit the First Pryority Bank website, click here:

HE&M Eliminator Fluids specializes in metalworking fluids and industrial sanitizers, so when we at HE&M Saw had a hard time finding reasonably priced hand sanitizer for our facilities and employees, we decided to expand our fluids product line and formulate hand sanitizer. HE&M Eliminator 216 hand sanitizing liquid does not leave a sticky residue on hands or surfaces and is not fragranced so it is perfect for sanitizing public surfaces like in First Pryority Bank, while also preventing dry skin with a gentle moisturizer. The sanitizer is formulated using FDA, USP, and WHO guidelines so it kills bacteria, germs, and viruses.

To learn more about the HE&M Eliminator Hand Sanitizer Product, click here:

Band Saw or Circular Saw?

HE&M Saw has been designing and manufacturing band saws for any need or application for more than 55 years. In recent years, we have added High-Speed Circular saws to our arsenal as some applications greatly benefit from selecting one over the other.

When a High Speed Circular Saw is Best

Most fabrication applications benefit from cutting with a band saw, particularly if miter cuts are required. Structural shapes with thin sections or thin walls and sawing bundled material are other examples when a band saw becomes the clear choice. However, when fast cycle times for high volume production, surface finish, or high tolerance accuracy and repeatability are required, our HE&M Saw High-Speed Carbide Saws win hands down. Furthermore, if reducing—even eliminating—secondary-machining requirements is desired; it endorses the decision even further.

The HE&M Saw High-Speed Carbide Saws have features that set them above others. The hard-plumbed hydraulic system means more consistency and more stable output to the hydraulic components. Automatic workpiece loading and automatic “Product Sorting” are standard features, with bundle loaders and offloaders offered to increase productivity further. A stroking outboard vise—standard on some models—provides for short material remnants to provide savings on material costs, and an optional “Ultra Cut” blade reduces the kerf to 2mm for further material savings.

With so many additional features offered on our High-Speed Carbide saw, our HE&M Saw sales representatives are ready to help solve your sawing needs and can determine if a high-speed HE&M Saw CNC Carbide Sawing Machine is the right saw for your business!