Articles

March 29, 2013
CD Environmental owner and Manager Charlie Dill traveled a long road before reaching his final destination. He began working in the construction...
March 21, 2013
The water treatment world is getting ready to gather in Indianapolis for WQA Aquatech USA 2013. Focused on the point-of-use/point-of-entry industry...
March 20, 2013
Since our son was diagnosed with autism, I have had the chance to speak to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. My message is, essentially: Greed...
March 20, 2013
The story of Pristine Water Treatment in Stafford, Va., begins with a postcard. In the early 1970s, Electrolux salesman Dan Hager received a postcard...
March 15, 2013
Many owners of companies large and small assume that most consumers do not need financing, or believe that if they cannot pay for something outright...
March 15, 2013
The “F-word” — “financing” — provokes different reactions from different dealers. Some shout it from the street corners, embracing it and making it a...
March 15, 2013
In today’s residential water treatment market, competition for customers is becoming fiercer. It is a challenge to stay ahead of the competition. In...
March 13, 2013
Fogt Water Conditioning in Anna, Ohio, has been locally owned and operated since Richard Fogt opened the business in 1959. In 1980, Jim and Betty...
February 19, 2013
Quality Water Conditioning Inc. is a 56-year-old company in Woodstock, Ill., that services mostly domestic customers in McHenry County, Ill. — only...
February 05, 2013
The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Gold Seal product certification program continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of the industry. This is being...
February 05, 2013
In my last article, I described the experience of my small business’ website getting hacked, and described the basics of how websites work — and how...
February 04, 2013
“Busy until the last 10 minutes.” That is the short but revealing summation of WQA Aquatech USA given by one of the exhibitors who took part last...
February 04, 2013
Recently, I was sitting with a dealer, discussing his year-to-date numbers. He was shaking his head, saying, “I don’t get it. My sales are up by $20,...
February 04, 2013
Most of the readers of this magazine are in a segment of the water treatment industry concerned with point-of-entry and point-of-use drinking water...
February 04, 2013
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection products are one of the fastest growing segments of the water treatment market today. One of the advantages of selling...
January 08, 2013
Three years ago when I decided to make my company, Moti-Vitality, a full-time venture, one of the things I knew for sure was that I needed a good...
January 08, 2013
With another year on the books, it is time to look ahead to 2013. As always, the water treatment industry will face a variety of challenges and...
January 08, 2013
Change — it’s one of the few things we can count on, day in and day out. These days, change seems to happen at the speed of light, and while it may...
January 02, 2013
The story of Pristine Water Treatment in Stafford, Va., begins with a postcard. In the early 1970s, Electrolux salesman Dan Hager received a postcard...
December 17, 2012
Crescent Hills Water, in Colleyville, Texas, is a small, family-owned company with just five employees. Four of those employees are Terry Williams,...

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