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Recruiting – and Retaining – Talent in the Automotive Industry

When thinking of the automotive industry, many envision the auto technicians that provide regular maintenance to consumer vehicles. However, auto technicians have a bigger impact on consumers, companies, and the economy than one might think. They service large trucks and trailers that transport food and other goods across the country. They keep municipal fleet vehicles…

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Is Your Home Workshop Ready for Hot Summer Temperatures?

Summertime seems like an excellent opportunity to get a lot of home projects done. Unfortunately, many people find that the season for using their home workshop is far too short. Your workshop won’t stay comfortable for long unless you take steps to deal with rising outdoor temperatures. So how can you keep your workshop cool…

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Peanuts, Crackerjacks, and Portacool

Keeping Little League Players Cool in the Dugout “Take me out to the ball game! Take me out with the crowd!” The popular baseball anthem beautifully captures the energy and excitement during baseball games at all levels. But there is one part of this outdoor game it doesn’t capture…the heat. From professional MLB games to…

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Common Heat Stress Concerns at Oil Rigs

Heat stress can be a significant threat to the productivity and profitability of an oil rig. When workers are stressed, they can become less productive and are more likely to make dangerous mistakes. These mistakes can lead to injury, damaged equipment, or product loss. This can slow down your project or even halt it temporarily.…

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How Does Heat Stress Impact Worker Productivity?

Your business requires high levels of performance from your employees. It’s crucial that workers are able to do their jobs quickly and accurately. Unfortunately, excessive temperatures can derail worker productivity, having a devastating impact on the reputation and profitability of your business. For this reason, a cool working environment should be considered an essential tool…

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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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