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Innovation at Work: Portacool R&D Department

  4/5/2021 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. Innovation drives our cooling solutions. Our research and development (R&D) department is an integral part of our innovation success. What…

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Safe Cooling in Hazardous Locations

  3/8/2021 Portacool leads the evaporative cooling industry by manufacturing superior cooling solutions that are trusted to get the job done. To provide cooling comfort in high-heat environments, Portacool Hazardous Location™ portable evaporative coolers are designed to keep workers safe and comfortable in any extreme environment. Hazardous locations, as defined by the National Electrical Code,…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Shamarion “Squeeze” Tibbs

  9/9/2020 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 and a few that have made a big impact in a short time to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the…

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Portacool Jetstream 230

8/31/2020   Portacool portable evaporative air coolers are made in a range of sizes to suit a variety of cooling needs. Over the course of three decades of manufacturing, the Portacool team has sought to provide an option that’s “just-right” in terms of size for those with particular cooling needs that don’t accommodate larger fan…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Jeff Cook

  7/31/2020 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: Jeff Cook Role: Director of Manufacturing – Evaporative Media Years…

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Protect yourself from heat-related illnesses during home DIY projects

  7/21/2020 Quarantine and social distancing mean spending more time at home. This has inspired renewed interest in home improvement and DIY projects. While warm-weather months are ideal for many projects, it also can bring high temperatures and dangerous heat. To avoid heat-related illness and injury, it is important to take precautions to stay safe.…

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Utilizing Portacool Evaporative Coolers as PPE to Combat Heat

  7/7/2020 When we think of traditional personal protective equipment or PPE, we can find a full list of materials that provide safety for workers that quite literally cover them from head to toe. Items such as hard hats, safety goggles, gloves, and shoe covers are common safety gear for many jobs, but when it…

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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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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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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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