Grayson was winner of WQA's Ray Cross Award in 2003
Water Quality Assn. (WQA) member and water treatment industry professional John Grayson passed away on Nov. 28 at the age of 88. He was the owner of RainSoft in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Grayson earned the WQA Ray Cross Award in 2003 for his contributions to the water quality industry.
The company Grayson founded has been in business since 1953. In addition to its numerous dealerships across the U.S., RainSoft also operates in 20 other countries.
Collaboration, business continuance and cross-device document usage are just a few of the reasons why I love having our company’s e-mail and office documents in the cloud. Cloud services such as Google Apps for Business and Microsoft 360 continue to improve their services and offer efficiencies across the board, making onsite e-mail servers and tape backups a thing of the past for an increasing number of companies. There is no company too large or too small to benefit from cloud services. I will go over some of the advantages and options with you here.
The benefits of cloud services for business
As many WQP readers know, running a water dealership is no small feat.
WQP recognizes the 2014 Dealers of the Month
Keeping up with current industry trends and information is key to business success. With that in mind, WQP is pleased to bring you its eighth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable information on the water treatment industry and its trends.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
As we close out the year, businesses are busy evaluating 2014 and planning and budgeting for 2015. Earlier this fall, we asked a random sampling of WQP readers to share their thoughts on the year past and the year ahead in our 2014 State of the Industry survey.
The results revealed an industry that faces many hurdles in the coming year, but is positive about the future.
The compact Model 4000 countertop purifier economically and consistently provides up to 6 gpd of fresh, 100% steam-distilled water for office, home or travel. This efficient appliance effectively removes 99% of impurities and is guaranteed to deliver consistent water purity over time. It is lightweight and convenient, with no assembly, hookups or installation required. Contact the company for a free report and catalog.
Neo-Pure stainless steel filter housings provide filtration with flow rates from 7 to 4,400 gpm. Each housing is constructed in the U.S. out of sturdy 304L or 316L stainless steel for durability in commercial and industrial filtration applications. These housings are available in standard poly-coat finish, electro-polished, or with 3M epoxy coating. ASME "U" code designs and high-pressure housings up to 600 psi are also available.
New L1-Series light commercial RO systems are ideal for a wide range of applications, including food and beverage preparation, aquariums, hydroponics, misting and more. The 200- to 300-gpd systems feature a new single-pump design, extra-low-energy membranes with auto flush, pre- and post-filtration, and a compact wall-mount space-saving design that is simple to install. They also are energy efficient.
App is customized for each dealer, designed to support entire sales cycle
3M Purification Inc. introduced a new iPad sales app for its 3M Authorized Water Dealers, called the 3M Water Dealer Sales App.
“[The app] helps combine the brand power of 3M with the dealer’s own water quality expertise for a sophisticated, engaging and interactive sales experience,” 3M said in a statement. The tool was designed to help 3M dealer sales representatives educate homeowners about water quality issues, demonstrate products and communicate over the entire course of the purchase cycle.
Honorees will be featured in March 2015 20th anniversary edition of WQP
As part of it's 20th anniversary celebration, WQP is currently accepting nominations for Industry Icons - individuals who have contributed to and positively influenced the water industry, whether in the realms of manufacturing or dealerships, research or legislation, associations or others.