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Hometown Happiness: The Grand Opening of Portacool Park

  7/11/2017 What started as a vision by Portacool execs and the city of Center, Texas has culminated into a wonderful reality for the community.  On June 17, the new Portacool Park was unveiled with a grand opening celebration with lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Portacool Park is the culmination of…

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Heat Waves are Serious Business

  6/19/2017 Did you know heatwaves are a primary cause of worker heat-related illnesses and fatalities in the state of California? This fact is illustrated in a thorough case study completed in 2006.  The study showed that 84% of the confirmed occupational heat illnesses in 2006 occurred during a July heatwave. Nationally, Weather.com just last…

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Sonoma Raceway Puts Fans First With New Amenities

  6/16/2017 Sonoma Raceway continues to put fans first with several facility improvements set to debut at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend, June 23-25. Amenities include a new track-wide speaker system, cooling stations, shaded dining areas, and the addition of permanent restrooms. As reported on: http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2017/story/_/i/19632847/sonoma-raceway-puts-fans-first-new-amenitiesd — Jayski.com staff · Portacool…

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CAL/OSHA Code & Compliance Rules for Outdoor Workers

  6/7/2017 June is National Safety Month, as deemed by the National Safety Council. Nationally, worker safety and health on the job is advocated through the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration –OSHA. In addition to OSHA regulations, further worker protection is provided by individual state regulatory agencies. In California, that agency is…

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National Pet Week – Protecting Animals from the Heat

  5/10/2017 Did you know that May 8-12 is National Pet Week as deemed by the American Veterinary Medical Association? As vets will tell you, an important consideration for pet care is ensuring their safety in hot conditions. Mark Jousan, DVM, is a Texas-based licensed veterinarian who treats all types of pets and animals at…

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Start Your Engines…

  4/21/2017 We are just two months away from the official start of summer. That means the mercury is going to start rising and the heat will be upon all of us. That heat has already started in areas like Arizona.  We are excited to announce that beginning with last month’s race, we have been…

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Award Season

  2/3/2017 As we delve further into 2017, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the successes of 2016. We are so proud to have won recognition for our products and productivity over the past year. From supplier relationships with industry leaders like Grainger, to winning a people’s choice award in the automotive…

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How Humidity Effects Evaporative Cooling

  2018 Throughout the years, we’ve often heard the refrain that evaporative coolers will not work in humidity or in various areas of the world because of humidity levels. There is without a doubt a pervasive perception that evaporative coolers will not work in humid climates. While we agree that evaporative coolers achieve significant temperature drops…

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Tips to Avoid Heat Stress This Summer

  6/28/2019 At Portacool, we often focus on industrial cooling and heat safety relative to work environments. We also think enjoying fun in the sun is one of the great pastimes of summer when you are at home though. Just as it is important to protect yourself from the sun and hot weather while you…

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How to Prevent Heat Stress on Pets This Summer

  5/1/2019 Heat safety is high on the list of worries for individuals and businesses around the world each summer. Hot weather is hard on humans, sure, but it’s also hard on their pets. The question of how to prevent heat stress on pets without penning them up inside is one many Portacool customers struggled…

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