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Made in America

  7/2/2020 America’s birthday is almost here. This weekend we’ll celebrate Independence Day – the 244th birthday of our nation. Here at Portacool, we are particularly proud that all of our products are made in the USA. For three decades, our company has manufactured Portacool branded portable evaporative coolers and Kuul evaporative media in Center,…

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My Kuul Story – BLJ and King Ranch

  6/29/2020 Brian King, the owner of BLJ and King Ranch poultry farms, has been in the poultry production business since 2003. Located in Timpson, Texas, Brian has a production of 819,000 broiler chickens out of nine 40’ x 400’ houses in five flocks per year. His son, Justin, grew up on the poultry farm…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Rochelle Robinson

  6/26/2020 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: Rochelle Robinson Role: Accounting Coordinator Years at Portacool: 16 years…

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Government Agencies Focused on Heat Education

  6/22/2020 When a certain topic is prevalent enough to be addressed by at least EIGHT separate government agencies with specific information dedicated to education, it is clearly a very important matter. One topic with this level of coverage is that of heat safety illness and prevention, and it gets a great deal of attention…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Donald Sigler

  6/19/2020 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: Donald Sigler Role: Customer Service/Tech Support Years at Portacool: 26…

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State-Specific OSHA Regulations

  6/15/2020 Last week, we focused on Cal/OSHA heat regulations but mentioned a few other U.S. states that also have government regulations in place. Washington is one of those states. In 2008, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) filed a permanent workplace rule to protect employees from outdoor heat exposure. This rule…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Kim McElroy

  6/12/2020 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: Kimberly McElroy Role: Director, Customer Service and Logistics Years at…

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Kuul Vitality Maintenance

Kuul Vitality™ evaporative media (a type of rigid evaporative media) is designed to achieve optimal cooling in agricultural environments, including poultry house, greenhouse, dairy farm, and swine industry applications. At industry-standard air velocity, Kuul Vitality meets efficiency standards and exceeds pressure drop requirements. Not only does Kuul evaporative cooler pads last longer, but it helps…

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Cal/OSHA Regulations

  6/8/2020 As employers delve into determining what rules must be followed when it comes to heat safety protection and mitigation for their workers, it can be helpful to look to the most stringent guidelines as a guide. Beyond the national standard and education provided by OSHA, the agency website also notes states that have…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Todd Waldhauser

  6/5/2020 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…

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