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The official start of summer 2018

As of Thursday, June 21 – we are in the official summer months! That means the heat is on! We are often asked, “What sets your evaporative cooling products apart from other cooling methods?” We are happy to dive into this subject and talk about our differentiation. Since 1990, Portacool has provided practical, effective cooling solutions for…

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It bears repeating – Heat Safety Is Key

The toll heat can take on the body should not be underestimated. It’s important to take precautions to ensure safety in the heat when exercising, entertaining or working outdoors or in non-air-conditioned areas like the garage. Hydration: The top tip for giving your body the power to beat the heat is to stay hydrated. You need…

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One-year Anniversary of Portacool Park

Our team is thrilled to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Portacool Park in Center, Texas, our hometown of 28+ years. What started out as a vision for the park’s renewal became a reality last June when the park opened with expanded facilities ranging from the covered pavilion/basketball court to updated facilities and multi-purpose areas.  There…

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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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