Custom RTUs vs. Packaged Controllers: 3 Important Questions

by Andrew Green As technology progresses, packaged pump systems and their corresponding remote terminal units (RTUs) are becoming ever more economical. In fact, the benefits of utilizing a single type of RTU/controller to monitor and control remote pump stations continue to rise. However, there are a few questions that should be asked before determining to…

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Piloting the Millennial Falcon: Thoughts on Hiring and Keeping Millennial Workers

by Molly Smith, Recruiter Mentioning the need to recruit Millennials is sometimes followed by dread – a certain hesitation or a moment of panic can occur. But this shouldn’t be the case. Since 2015, Millennials are the fastest growing workforce, and they are easily the most unique once hired. Who are these Millennials? Well, that…

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Using Automation to Improve Energy Efficiency

As a preview to a presentation being made at the MWEA (Mississippi Water Environment  Association) Annual Meeting by business development manager Andrew Green in June, we’re repeating a post written by Andrew in September 2017 on this subject. Learn how to figure ROI and Overall Equipment Effectiveness.  There’s money to be made in your plant. And it can be…

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Industrial Outlook, Part 3: Wood Products & Textiles

To date, our economic observations have looked at the steel industry and the oil & gas industry, doing a mash-up of various economic overviews for each of those industries. In this post, we’ll examine the 2018 economic outlooks for wood products and for textiles, including non-wovens. Wood Products Frere’s Lumber Co., Inc., in a report dated January 15, 2018, stated that 2017…

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Thermography at AWEA

At next month’s AWEA (Alabama Water Environment Association) conference at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL, business development manager Andrew Green will be giving two presentations. Tuesday, April 10, at 1 PM, he will be giving a case study on our project on Lake Okeechobee. At 3 PM, he’ll be discussing thermography and its applications within the…

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