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On the Road with the Portacool 510

A Cooling Solution Made to Go Where You Go With summer and warmer weather upon us, there are more opportunities to travel with family and friends. According to Travel Pulse,  road trips remain one of the most popular vacations this summer, and people are craving outdoor adventures. Airbnb predicts that remote staycations will be at…

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Does Hot Weather Affect Retail Sales?

If you’re a retailer, you’re constantly struggling to keep your margin high enough to stay in business. Between rent, COVID-19, taxes, and competition from online stores, it can seem like everything is out to get you. In the summertime, that includes the weather. When the weather gets really hot, it can significantly impact retail sales…

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Part of the Family

As the world-class leader of evaporative media and portable evaporative cooling solutions for more than 30 years now, Portacool is proud of the world-class teams that serve as the foundation of our organization. Our customer service brings the family atmosphere we have in our company to customers all over the world, with a little bit…

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5 Reasons Extreme Heat Creates Problems in Prisons

As temperatures rise again with the coming of summer, everyone in the country seeks cooler conditions. People in New York City famously flee the city for the suburban beach towns. Texans seek the water in every form, be it the Gulf, lakes, or rivers. And almost everyone is looking for an efficient way to cool…

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Safety First

Manufacturing is a vital sector in the United States – the third largest manufacturer in the world. In fact, many would consider it a backbone of the country – providing everything from what we wear to the fasteners that hold together buildings to drums that hold together everything from petroleum to food products. The industry…

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5 Tips for Keeping Airplane Hangars Cool

Aviation is a wonderful hobby, and those who indulge in it are prepared to sacrifice a lot to enjoy it. Money? You bet – this is not a hobby for penny pinchers. Time? Absolutely – aviation is one of those hobbies that can take up more hours than a full-time job. Comfort? Airplane hangars are…

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The “New Normal” of Travel: Keeping Your Guests Cool This Summer

While COVID-19 has affected every industry across the globe this past year, the hotel and hospitality industries were undoubtedly hit the hardest. According to research from McKinsey & Company, it could take two years or more for the industry to return to pre-COVID levels of business. However, with travel increasing this summer, the industry is…

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How Does Heat Stress Impact Auto Techs?

A shop is not designed for comfort. It’s a practical building designed around the need to get cars in, then out and have access to all the relevant parts inside. Cinderblock walls, metal roofs, and minimum or no insulation can turn the shop into a solar oven. As temperatures climb outside, they can get even…

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Join Portacool in Honoring Military Appreciation Month

Over the past year, we have experienced a tremendous amount of stress and pressure at home due to COVID-19. As we quarantined ourselves, often feeling stranded within our own homes, we struggled to figure out our new circumstances and how to survive. We showed our appreciation to the doctors, nurses, grocery store cashiers, and essential…

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