FAQ

FAQ2020-01-11T18:27:36+00:00
Are You Open?2020-03-24T15:50:10+00:00

Yes.  We are currently open since we provide essential raw materials, products, and services to other businesses, organizations, and facilities included in the federal critical infrastructure sectors.

Safety Protocols We Are Taking:

  • Our doors are locked to prevent any unnecessary exposure risks.
  • Visitors can call us at 301-231-5200 to request entry.
  • Only one visitor at a time.
  • Solicitors are not allowed.
  • Although we do not have hand sanitizer available, visitors may use our restrooms to wash their hands.
  • Cash transactions can be avoided by online payment or over the phone payment.
  • For in store credit card payments, signatures will not be required.
  • “Curbside pickup”, (jobs can be left outside our front door for pickup), is available.
  • Deliveries by our drivers will not require signatures and can be left outside your residence, office, or jobsite trailer, if requested.
How can I check the size of my drawing?2020-01-11T18:32:51+00:00

If your drawing file is a pdf file, open it with Acrobat.  Move your cursor to the lower left corner of your drawing and the drawing dimensions will appear in the lower left corner.

What do the terms “full size” and “half size” prints mean?2020-01-11T18:33:44+00:00

There is often confusion regarding these terms.  Full size and half size do not indicate actual paper dimensions.  They are a reference to the original drawing size.  For example, if a drawing file is currently sized at 24″x36″, then a full size print of that file would be 24″x36″.  A half size print, or 50% reduction,  of the same 24″x36″ original would be 12″x18″.  If the original is 36″x48″, then the full size print would be 36″x48″ and the half size print would be 18″x24″.  It all depends on the size of the original.

Since drawings are typically created to scale, full size and half size prints make the most sense when doing calculations or using the drawings for construction. However, if scale isn’t critical, then enlarging or reducing drawing to any standard paper dimension is also possible.