Feb 11, 2015

February 2015

I am guessing that many of you, like me, are master procrastinators. Case in point: I am writing this editorial letter on the day it is due. While some things, like my editorial letter, can be accomplished correctly and effectively even at the eleventh…
The company for which Parisian Jerome Papaya works, Puribec, started as a Kinetico water softener dealer primarily serving residential customers in the mid-sized Quebecois city of Rimouski. Today, it is the province’s official provider of Kinetico…
Aaron and Rebecca Howald of Franklin, Tenn., are busy professionals — she an attorney and he an executive for a national building products company. Their home site outside of Nashville might not have been buildable were it not for rainwater harvesting —…
In the late 1990s, a coking facility in Detroit closed, and the site was subjected to strict cleanup requirements as part of new government regulations. As part of the overall site cleanup, the facility was required to capture groundwater contaminated…
Breweries need power to produce beer, and power plants need consistent, high-quality water to operate effectively. Because source water varies based on location, water chemistry and time of year, a power station for a major North American brewing company…
With the invention of the oil burner in 1903, heating a home using oil became possible. By 1915, the first oil burner was installed in Boston; by 1917, contracts for oil to heat homes were pouring in. At the time, oil was a clean alternative to the messy…
Nowadays it seems every discussion on growing a business or even surviving the current economic conditions begins with: “How can I do more with what I have?” Our clients continue to ask us, “What can I do and where can I go to grow?” Our answer is always…
Follow-ups: In my experience, hardly anyone does them — but that is precisely one of the biggest reasons that you should be doing them. No one else is, and your customers will be blown away. I personally believe that the follow-up should be considered…
The food, beverage and brewing industries operate under exacting safety and quality standards. Any microbial contamination in the process can cause discoloration, affect flavor and shorten shelf life, not to mention create potential health risks for…
Almost all of the water that has ever existed on our planet is the same water we see today, 97% of which is non-potable seawater. The remaining 3% is freshwater, mostly locked in ice caps, glaciers and the ground. Only a fraction of a percentage is the…
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