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It’s time to hang up your new 2011 calendar and flip to January. As you literally turn a new page, I’m sure many of you have made resolutions to turn a new page of a different sort for the new year, whether it’s practicing healthier eating habits or...

The past year has presented challenges, but looking back, everyone in the water treatment industry can be proud of what they contributed. There will always be storms, of course...

The goal of processing by reverse osmosis (RO) is to remove undesirable contaminants from water in the most efficient way without fouling the membrane or otherwise damaging equipment. To manage this, system design usually includes pretreatment...

The Monterey peninsula is considered by some to be the California coastline’s finest area. Within it lie the Santa Lucia Highlands, home to the Hahn family’s vineyard estate. It was here in the 1970s that Nicolaus “Nicky” Hahn and his wife Gaby...

Like many companies, the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Gold Seal Product Testing and Certification Program met projected expectations for 2010, but the recession definitely altered growth projections. Even with the slowdown, 2010 proved to be a busy...

Wine producers in the northern California wine country, including Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties, encounter high levels of arsenic in groundwater extracted for use in...

Because water is the primary ingredient in coffee and tea, it is essential that these products start with high-quality water. Neglecting water quality can lead to financial and environmental implications for a business. The challenge is to find a...

One of the hardest things for water equipment dealers is to make the jump from one-man operations to companies with sales staff. One error they often make in this transition is believing they must have many leads before they can hire salespeople....

Our Industry Forecast on page 5 offers insights from key industry players on the future of the water treatment industry in 2011. Continuing this theme, Water Quality Products (WQP) spoke with 2010-2011 Water Quality Assn. (WQA)...

A Proud History

Some dealers join the water industry because it is what their father did, what his father did, and so on. It is certainly inspiring to hear of a dealer continuing a family legacy, but it is even more inspiring...

Rich Anderson spent years in the corporate world, most...

For Vicky Burtis, a career in water treatment was not always in the cards. Starting out as a procurement and contracts employee for the government, she never considered working in the water industry until a gregarious neighbor approached her with the...

Like everything else in life, businesses evolve. A thought turns into an idea, and an idea can turn into something more. For Greg Lucas, years in hotel hospitality recently yielded an opportunity to step into the water treatment industry.
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Rory Sherman has never been one to let things just come to him. If that were the case, he might still be working as an auto mechanic in Phoenix. That is what he was doing in 1977 when he spotted a blind ad for a sales position with a local water...
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