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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Todd Waldhauser

Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company. Name:  Todd Waldhauser Role:  Director, Sales Years at Portacool: 19 (20 years come…

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National Focus on Heat Safety – OSHA Regulations

Record-setting high heat temperatures and marked warmth has been on the rise since 2015. Beyond being uncomfortable, extreme heat presents a real danger to workers in a variety of occupations. Less than a decade ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a formidable campaign to raise awareness among employers and employees about the…

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Portacool Jetstream Series Overview

As the leader in evaporative cooling technology, Portacool has been manufacturing portable evaporative coolers for 30 years. Continuing in the pattern of innovation, Portacool designed the Jetstream series of evaporative coolers to answer the need for cooling relief in a variety of challenging spaces and environments. The Portacool Jetstream series includes the Portacool Jetstream 220,…

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The Kuul Effect Difference

At Portacool, LLC we have been producing our own rigid evaporative media since 1998. Now, as the leader in evaporative cooling technologies, we have the most advanced evaporative media available on the market. So, what sets Portacool and Kuul evaporative media apart from competitors? We like to say it’s a little something called “The Kuul…

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Europe’s Approach to Heat Stress & Worker Safety – Specifics

As discussed previously on our blog, the European Union and its EU-OSHA do not outline specific heat safety laws. However, several countries in the EU have their own rules and guidelines. Online outlet Refinery 29 offered a roundup article on workplace temperature limits around the world. Here, we list the article’s key findings as a…

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Europe’s Approach to Heat Stress & Worker Safety – Overview

Portacool, LLC is a global company, selling to distributors in more than 56 countries worldwide, including a number of European countries. No stranger to heat, Europe experienced record setting temperatures last year in many of its countries as noted in this New York Times article from July 2019. One area of France even reached 115°F/…

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A Kuul History Lesson

Today Kuul evaporative media offers three lines of rigid evaporative media designed for specific applications. Kuul Vitality is utilized primarily in the horticulture, poultry, and swine industries. Kuul Control is used in data centers, power gen, and HVAC systems. Kuul Comfort is exclusively made for usage in Portacool-branded portable evaporative coolers. But do you know…

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Cal/OSHA code & compliance rules to address now for outdoor workers

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 the…

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Military – Heat Affects Those Who Sacrifice for Our Country

May is National Military Appreciation Month as declared by Congress back in 1999. It is a time for all of us to observe and honor the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces – both those currently serving and those who have served. Among their sacrifices of comfort, one condition that has begun to disproportionately…

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Portacool Celebrates 30 Years!

Home Alone, Time Warner, and the Simpsons– all things that have been around for 30 years. Did you know Portacool was also on that list? Founded in 1990, Portacool portable evaporative coolers entered the marketplace offering the first version of a portable evaporative cooler designed to provide economical, effective cooling wherever it was needed. Since…

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