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Year End Sale Extends to Jan. 5, 2016 so Make an Investment

Posted on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 @ 01:17 PM

Take Advantage of the New Limit on the IRS Section 179!

The year is winding down, and the IRS has given a gift to business owners to wrap up the year. Rather than decrease the Section 179 deduction, qualifying businesses can take the same $500,000 as 2014. 

For businesses that have seen an increase in sales and have been waiting to make an investment in growth or expansion, this can be great news. The IRS outlines the rules regarding Section 179 deductions here.

Consulting your tax adviser can be helpful in planning. There also is an organization that provides a helpful tax calculators and information that explains the Section 179 deduction here. 

The Shor-Line Year End Sale can help you stretch your investment further. Shop the sale by December 31, 2015 for potential tax savings. The sale goes on until January 5, 2016.


Choose a Room...or an Entire Facility to Update

This year's Year End Sale theme is Facility. Whether you are updating oYearEndSale2015Web-Housing_02.pngne room or adding an entire CageSale2015_11.pngnew addition or practice, you will find our best prices of the year. We also have added special gifts for some purchases.

Cages are one of our most popular products, and ALL cages and cage accessories are on sale. This includes cage banks, floors, cage valets as well as specialty cages.

Enjoy the Holidays but Don't Forget the YES!

Our staff will be off December 24 until December 28 to spend time with their families but back at it the last week in December to help you make your end of the year plans. 

Call 800-444-1579 for immediate assistance!


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Year End Sale Time is Here at Shor-Line!

Posted on Mon, Oct 05, 2015 @ 10:40 AM

Every year with the coming of cooler Midwest evenings, we look forward to sharing our Year End Sale with our loyal customers and (hopefully) some new friends. This sale includes some great buys on some of your favorites as well as some good pricing on products that fill special needs.



Facility by Shor-Line is our theme this year because we will show you room by room how we can help. The sale is on now and will continue until Jan. 5, 2016, and it is open to U.S. residents only. Get your digital copy here.


A Little New and Lots of Favorites

It has been a busy year of introductions at Shor-Line. Here are some of our newest products, and we have added some special pricing:

Some Special Deals as a Thank You

We traditionally provide some special "thank you" items at Year End. This year we have these special deals:

  • Standard Mobile Anesthesia machines are priced to give you a durable, dependable mobile unit right around the $2,000 price point.
  • Combination Grooming Packages give you an Elite Grooming Table and an Elite Grooming Shower or Tub with a selection of free tools, a caddy and a faucet.
  • The Blue-Line Mat is specially priced during this sale at $24. It is designed for our Blue-Line table line, but we've been told it works well to place on the floor when you examine a pet on its level.

A Halloween Special

This sale is so popular that we want to encourage you to order early. So, we are offering an additional $50 off of orders of $1,000 (excluding shipping, handling and taxes) or more if you place your order with a sales representative by Oct. 31, 2015

As a Treat for you, we are introducing the new Shor-Line Outlet website. We've finally cleared out our warehouse and are making overstock, discontinued and slightly damaged products available for great prices. Learn more here. Our plan is to continuously add to the Outlet, so sign up for the monthly email alert and return frequently!


The Year End Sale fades away with the turn of the new year, so order NOW for best selection and remember to visit shor-line.com/yearendsale or call 888-551-4062 to place an order!


Tags: Shor-Line, Promotions

New Canine Scale Functionality

Posted on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

We don't have to tell you what you already know.
Walk on scales are predominately located in the reception area for many reasons. Weight management and proper medication dosing are the two primary reasons. While many scale displays are out of view of the receptionist, Shor-Line’s new Shor-Connect and Remote Display allow the proper weight recording without the front desk personnel having to leave their station. Now that makes sense!

We are excited to announce Shor-Line has expanded the functionality of the canine scale beyond what the animal health industry knows it to be. With the introduction of Shor-Connect and Remote Display, weight is now visible on a PC or on a display mounted or propped in a location away from the scale platform. No tethering needed! Utilizing wireless technology Shor-Line’s K9-W8 and Blue-Line canine scales can be operated from a PC or select Windows tablets with the Shor-Connect models. The Remote Display models feature a second display that allows remote visibility of the canine’s weight.

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These new products have been field tested and designed with your daily tasks first and foremost.

“Love the scale! It’s so much more convenient to have weight and other info all on the same screen.” Megan Pangle, Oxford Animal Hospital

“This was a great invention. Should of come up with a long time ago.” 
Lisa Epting, Oxford Animal Hospital

A new way to shop for scales.
Shor-Line’s philosophy of canine scales starts with the functionality of how a scale is used by our customers. If you want to see and operate a scale on a PC or select Windows tablets then you will be eager to try the Shor-Connect option. If you wish to see the display at the scale and in a remote location (maybe across the room) the Remote Display is the option for you! And if you simply want a scale that is accurate and reliable our Display with Operation Keys will suite you. The new Scale Builder tool on our website makes it a breeze to choose the features needed to build a scale to fit your practice, bringing this philosophy right to your fingertips.

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Build Your Scale
The Scale Builder leads you through the process of building your scale. Starting with the functionality. How do you want to use your scale? You can choose from three options: Display with Operation Keys, Remote Display or Shor-Connect. From there you choose your mount (wall or post) then the platform (K9-W8 or Blue-Line). At the end of the tool you are provided a part number that is generated based on your selections. You may add that product to your Wish List from the tool or learn more about your selection by viewing the product’s page. Once a product is added to your Wish List it only takes a few more steps to request a quote. Start building!

Tags: Facility Design, Hospital Design, Promotions, Shor-Line Happenings, New Products, Industry Trends

Choosing a Kennel Run System? Our guide can help!

Posted on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 08:30 AM

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At Shor-Line we have decades of Kennel Run design experience. This experience allows us to work closely with our customers to help design the best Kennel Run System for their particular facility.

Choosing a Kennel Run System can seem confusing at first glance, but with the right information this process can become less complicated. To help, we have developed a guide for the beginning stages of the process. Designed to give you the information you need to choose the specifics of your new Kennel Run System, this guide offers helpful tips, specifications and inspiration.


Within this guide you can expect to find:

  • 6 Pre-Planning Considerations
  • Pros & Cons of the 5 Standard Systems
  • Component Details & Standard Sizes
  • Material & Aesthetic Options
  • Lead Time Information
  • Kennel Run Systems in Use Gallery
  • Choosing a Kennel Run System Checklist


We are Here for You

Have a question regarding our Kennel Run Systems? Feel free to contact us! Our knowledgeable sales and engineering staff have the answers you need.



Get a Copy of the Guide Today!

Download a PDF or View it Online.

Tags: Facility Design, Hospital Design, Promotions, Shor-Line Happenings

Shor-Line Takes An Industry Changing LEAP, Introducing Wireless Scale Kits

Posted on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

Happy Leap Day! We find it fitting that while we are celebrating a day that only comes around every four years, we take this time to provide the Shor-Line Community a sneak peek into a new product that leaps into new industry territory. We are proud to introduce Shor-Connect for all Shor-Line scales. This is industry changing!

Utilizing wireless technology you can now see a patient's weight instantly from many feet away on a PC or a remote display. When entering a hospital one of the first things a patient and their owner are asked to do is step on the scale. Now the patient can step on the scale while the technician or office assistant can click on the scale readout on their PC or view on a remote display and the weight is recorded right there. No wires, accurate, and located where you want it.

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Shor-Connect can be added to any scale product currently offered (excluding the feline scale) by Shor-Line and comes in two options. A PC Viewer Remote Display Kit that retails for $249 or the D320 Remote Display Kit that retails for $499. The PC viewer is equipped with all the features necessary for accurate weighing. Zero, Recall, Free/Lock, Manual/Auto and LB/KG. You can easily toggle between Manual and Auto modes as well as Pounds and Kilograms. Holding the weight is also done by the click of the mouse (or button).

Shor Line viewer no buttons  Shor Line viewer with buttons

If you desire the Remote Display you can mount the display to any wall desired and use the display as you would a typical Shor-Line scale display. The PC Viewer Remote Display offers you the flexibility of using a PC versus mounting a physical display to a wall. The PC display operates on Windows 7 and Windows XP platforms. Multiple applications of the Shor-Connect Viewer are only supported on Windows 7. The software is easy to install on your PC. The PC requires a USB Dongle for operation.

Shor-Connect will be available soon. Be sure to ask your Shor-Line Representative for more details of this industry changing product!

Tags: Animal Care, Promotions, Shor-Line Happenings, New Products, Industry Trends

NAVC 'New Product Gallery' Showcases Shor-Line Twice!

Posted on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 @ 03:24 PM

If you attended NAVC this week you experienced several new happenings throughout the conference. This was the NAVC's first year to highlight a 'New Product Gallery'. "Items in the New Product Gallery were selected from more than 30 applications. Manufacturer submissions were based on various criteria, including innovation and impact on everyday practice. NAVC Board members and experts representing various disciplines and sectors of veterinary practice directed NAVC staff in making appropriate and representative selections. Participants are sure to find products that are appropriate additions to their practice armamentarium—and learn how to use them." (NAVC)

We were excited to learn that not one, but two Shor-Line products were selected! Our new K9-W8 Scale and Rotational Lift Table (RLT) were presented in the backlit, 8' tall gallery wall. Both the Marriott and Gaylord featured these walls. We hope you were able to make your way to our booth during the show and see our products in use.If by chance you missed them. Check them out at WVC, February 19-23, 2012.

K9-W8 ScaleRotational Lift Table

“We are delighted to be the first veterinary conference to show this impressive collection of new drugs and devices,” said NAVC Executive Director Colin Burrows, BVetMed, PhD, DACVIM, HonFRCVS. The NAVC had a great concept and we are proud to have been chosen to participate with both the K9-W8 Scale and the Rotational Lift Table (RLT). Thank you NAVC.

Tags: Promotions, Shor-Line Happenings, Tradeshows, New Products

Shor-Line is Celebrating!

Posted on Thu, Jan 05, 2012 @ 03:47 PM

Shor-Line Celebration Event


With 2012 upon us and all those new resolutions in full force; we want to reflect on our own resolutions as a leading animal care equipment manufacturer and invite you to share in our journey.

2012 promises to be an eventful year. Our industry is experiencing a gender shift, there are more veterinarians graduating each year and more guidelines have been structured for animal health. We see these as more than just trends, they are what is expected and what will be. It is Shor-Line's responsibility to participate in continuing education and field-testing throughout the industry to ensure the best quality products are available to animal care professionals at affordable prices.

This year Shor-Line celebrates 85 years. Without the support from our loyal customers and dedication of our valued employees, we wouldn’t be who we are today. Since 1927, we’ve had the same goal — provide quality products that support the customers who buy them. It’s that simple. If you were to take a tour of Shor-Line's manufacturing plant you would find very humble, genuine and passionate craftsmen. Take Robert Williams for example. He has been with Shor-Line for over 40 years and worked in many areas of the plant. He is considered a master of the Shor-Line product line. There is only a handful of craftsmen that have been with Shor-Line for less than 5 years. Most have been here for decades. This tells the story of quality and dedication better than any marketing or sales pitch. Our craftsmen are what make our products rate with superior quality, functionality and innovation among our industry.

In appreciation of our dedicated craftsmen and loyal customers we are launching the Celebration Event Promotion. We are giving away an Exam Room Makeover and have designed 10 Product Packages that are sure to enrich animal care. So throw up the streamers! This year we're celebrating!


Tags: Promotions, Shor-Line Happenings, Industry Trends

Join Shor-Line for Design & Drinks!

Posted on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 @ 07:09 PM


We are pleased to invite you to Design & Drinks!

We are anxiously awaiting your arrival at the Hospital Design Conference at CVC Kansas City! There are many great topics at this year's conference and to keep the inspiration alive we are hosting the Design & Drinks event to provide you the opportunty to mingle with leading industry architects and experienced Shor-Line representatives.

We know that designing a new facility or remodeling an existing one is an exciting and challenging time. Ask all the questions you desire and get to know your Shor-Line representative in a relaxed atmosphere.

Enjoy KC's finest brews and a beautiful skyline. Stop by our Hospital Design Booth #103 to receive your formal invitation and gift. Save the date and get on the list here. Design & Drinks takes place two hours before the Josh Turner Concert hosted by CVC at Kansas City. Transportation is provided to and from the Design & Drinks event.

Event reserved for Hospital Design Conference at CVC KC attendees.


Tags: Promotions, Shor-Line Happenings, Tradeshows

Experienced Blue-Line yet?

Posted on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 @ 12:18 PM

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If you attended the NAVC last month you were the first in the industry to experience the Blue-Line. Wondering what Blue-Line is? Blue-Line the newest family of premium Shor-Line products designed to provide streamlined functionality and exemplify true sophistication. Featuring a Rotational Lift Table (RLT), a series of Fold-Up Wall Mount Tables, Scales and additional products. If you missed it, don't fret! You can catch them at WVC this upcoming week. Visit our booth #1133.
Shor-Line Blue-Line

This line is pure innovation. Blue-Line is a family of stylish premium products providing multiple product features to enhance any facility and a splash of sophisticated color to brighten anyone's day! Featuring the Blue-Line Table Top at the center of attention. This table top's coated edge is durable and its radiused corners are accompanied by safety. All the while benefiting from the durability of the stainless steel embedded surface. Best of all, this line exudes quality.
Imagine your clients walking into your facility: seeing a warm welcoming staff, a clean well-maintained environment and a splash of color versus the cold sterile look of just stainless can project. The sleek lines of color help the client navigate through the facility while you and your staff are utilizing the industries top-of-the-line new premium products offered only by Shor-Line. That is the Blue-Line Experience.

Tags: Promotions, Shor-Line Happenings, Tradeshows, New Products

Shor-Line is Unleashing Innovation

Posted on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 @ 09:50 AM

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Welcome to our blog and happy 2011! Shor-Line is excited to venture on this journey with you into the blogosphere and share valuable information about our products, services and the latest industry trends.

As you may know, for 84 years, Shor-Line has maintained a business philosophy dedicated to quality products and service. As an animal health industry innovator, we are constantly reinventing and adding to an extensive array of products to help professionals, like yourself, provide the best possible care for their patients.

Our continuing research and development, field-testing, quality control and open dialog with professionals worldwide enable us to provide equipment of superior quality.

Fresh off the press, our 2011 Product Catalog will be debuting this week and with it many new products. At NAVC this month we will be unleashing a new family of premium products that will be sure to inspire you! Stop by our Booth #1301 and check them out. They will be live on our website soon!

As many of you might have New Year's resolutions, in 2011 Shor-Line plans to enhance your product experience by unleashing new products, reinventing established products and engaging in industry conversations. We invite you to join us on this journey and rediscover quality.

Tags: Promotions, Shor-Line Happenings, Tradeshows, New Products