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As See on the Road…

Our team is thrilled to partner with another growing Texas company to bring Portacool branded trailers to the road.  Thanks to Greenway Carriers, LLC in Lufkin, we have 50 Portacool branded trailers on the road across the country and 20 more in the works.  What started with Greenway acting as our carrier between our manufacturing facility in…

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Hometown Happiness: The Grand Opening of Portacool Park

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 more than…

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Heat Waves are Serious Business

Did you know heat waves 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 heat wave. Nationally, Weather.com just last…

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Sonoma Raceway Puts Fans First With New Amenities

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 Cooling Stations: Sonoma…

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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 Division…

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National Pet Week – Protecting Animals from the Heat

  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 Texas-based licensed veterinarian who treats all types of pets and animals at Shelby Veterinary Associates,…

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Start Your Engines…

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 named the…

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Award Season

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 industry, we…

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How Humidity Effects Evaporative Cooling

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 in more…

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Tips to Avoid Heat Stress This Summer

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 sun and hot weather while you are working outdoors…

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