Author: Denise Roberts

By Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher As I write this, it’s still 2019 and we’re getting ready to close out the year and begin anew. A business can only survive if it is dynamic and willing to make changes when necessary. You probably have already heard about the Vision 20/20 theme of the 2020 WQA Annual Convention & Exposition to be held April 1-3 in Orlando, FL. Perhaps your 20/20 vision for the new year will be inspired by the WQA Boot Camp, maybe by the input of friends and associates. Inspiration in any form should be welcome and helpful to…

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By Gary Battenberg Two high-profile contaminants of concern Lead in drinking water has been a major topic in the 24-hour news cycle here in North America for the past four years, specifically with reference to the Flint, MI incident. While lead is not new to those who understand the risks associated with exposure from drinking water, we understand how important it is to get the lead out of consumers’ water supplies. Millions of consumers across our country are understandably very concerned about the long-term health effects of lead poisoning from exposure in their tap water. Recently, a new menace has…

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The Dow Chemical Company announced a global price increase for QUAT™ 188 Cationic Reagent of $0.07 (U.S.) per pound. The increase was effective on July 1, 2006 or as contracts permitted. “This action is required to restore business margins that are essential to ensuring long-term product supply to our customers,” said Marvin Bourelle, Dow’s Global Marketing Manager. ? Home water purifier company Eureka Forbes suffered a setback when a Bangalore, India, city court rejected its plea to stop rival U.S.-based Pentair from advertising in the media, according to a report in Sify. Pentair had claimed that, “Water contains contaminants that…

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By Denise M. Roberts 2447 W. Main St. Rapid City, SD 57702 Tel: (605) 343-7123 Fax: (605) 343-3589 3355 E Colorado Blvd. Spearfish, SD 57783 Website: www.watertree-rc.com Email: grobinson@watertree-rc.com Employees: 24 Vehicles: Five Motto: “Water. It’s what we do. Let WaterTree make one thing crystal clear—your water.” In August 1939, a gentleman named Col. Cliff Coffey opened his own Culligan Soft Water dealership in Rapid City, SD, one of the very first dealerships started. Col. Coffey hired a young man named Herb Hamlet to help sell the portable exchange service. Before the units had arrived, Hamblet had already signed up…

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By Greg Reyneke Water has a dramatic effect on most commercial and industrial processes. Water quality can often be the single most important factor contributing to the success or failure of a process. Whether the application requires filtered, softened, conditioned or purified water, opportunities abound for the astute dealer to succeed in this sector of the market. Hotels, motels, laundromats, carwashes, factories, government buildings, military installations and offices are looking for experts who can help them with their water quality requirements. Residential, commercial or industrial? What’s in a name? In this case the difference between success and disaster. Residential water…

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By Rick Andrew A man plummets headfirst from the open, rear hatch of a diving military aircraft, barreling headlong toward the ground as he picks up speed to terminal velocity. He manages to catch up to the villain who leaped out of the craft mere seconds before him with the last parachute and the two begin a desperate mid-air struggle for control of the parachute. They scream toward the ground as the man manages to snatch away the parachute from the villain just in the nick of time… It sounds like this man is quite an active agent, perhaps serving…

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Water Treatment business established in 1998 for sale in Sacramento, Ca. Well established rental, servicing, and sales customer base in Northern California. Asking $99,000. Call George Feather at (916) 315-2117 or email georgefeather1941@hotmail.com.

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LUMINOR Environmental Inc. – Guelph, ON If you are a dynamic sales professional who combines your ability to foster meaningful partnerships with your enthusiasm for technology, then we want to meet you! Depending on your qualifications and experience, you will be helping us to accelerate our rapid sales growth in various geographical markets, in the US, Canada and abroad. As a manufacturer of UV disinfection systems, LUMINOR’s entire focus is on UV. As a sales professional with LUMINOR, you will be working from your home office to expand our current distribution base and support a large existing base of business!…

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By Bryn Huntpalmer We all look forward to that first day of the year when it’s finally warm enough to take a running leap into our pool, just like how we all shed a tear when the seasons turn months later, forcing our bathing suits into retirement yet again. When you choose to deck out your home’s pool with a solar water heater, though, you give yourself the chance to enjoy substantially more swim days every year—without adding a dime to your monthly utility bills. Between the durability and reliability of modern solar technology, you are sure to recoup your…

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