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Why spray foam is saving the ag industry big money

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While the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the course of just a few years, most people think about SPF as an insulation used primarily in new home construction, commercial buildings and roofing. Its capability to ward off moisture and keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter has made it ...

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Halliburton hiring in West Texas

An oil and gas drilling rig operating in the Permian Basin near Farmington, New Mexico. (Image courtesy of Encana Corp)

According to FuelFix, Halliburton is set to hire 200 workers in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico. The Current-Argus reported that Halliburton spokeswoman Emily Mir said in late December there will be job opportunities throughout the Permian, including in Artesia. As the oil industry begins to see a small upswing, local businesses are crossing their fingers that ...

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Aggreko’s automated power control kit cuts fuel costs

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Houston–Power generation and HVAC specialty rental company Aggreko, plc has launched a unique power automation system that eliminates idling and saves up to 65% in fuel costs. The unique technology also reduces emissions, regardless of the fuel source. Aggreko’s scalable power automation systems can be retrofitted on diesel and natural gas generator sets and incorporates a hybrid battery control kit ...

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Beyond Caulking—Practical Weatherization Tips that Last

SPF, weatherization

Baby, it’s cold outside. It’s not just the lines from a famous song. It’s the words that are heard as the cold weather creeps in, and we try to figure out how to keep warm as the temperatures slip lower and lower. But keeping your house warm while staying inside your budget isn’t always easy. As the cost of energy ...

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Giving back to the community builds a strong corporate bond

LTR

It is truly rare when you find a company that is more interested in helping others than helping itself.  It takes a leader who believes in paying it forward, and knowing that having a corporate reputation as a company that gives back to the community will pay off in so much more than money. That’s been the case at Light ...

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Use more energy? One reason why America would benefit

manufacturing, energy, jobs

The recent discussion around energy typically ends with a statement about how Americans, and people globally, ought to cut down on energy usage in order to curb climate change and change the energy industry. But a recent article by Marita Noon, from Townhall, says the opposite is true. The title of the article is “America Needs to Use More Energy, Not Less.” ...

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Customer Service is More Than Just Being Nice; If Done Right, It Can Save Your Customers Big Bucks

Light Tower Rentals, customer service

By Jeff Miller At LTR, our core values are Safety, Customer Service, Integrity, Teamwork, and Accountability.  Safety is the focus of every job at Light Tower Rentals (LTR).  It starts at the office, continues at the jobsite, and really never finishes.  Safety is priority one, because if you don’t have a safe work environment, you won’t have customers.  Without customers, ...

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In governor’s race, Cole misses straight-ticket tie to Trump

West Virginia State capitol building in Charleston. (Image: Noel Benadom via Flickr)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Republican candidate for governor admits he didn’t help himself by ending straight-ticket voting, which could have let him ride Donald Trump’s coattails into office in a state where the GOP presidential nominee remains popular. As the state Senate’s new president two years ago, following eight decades of Democratic control, Bill Cole made the bill ...

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‘Don’t trust Trenton’ is ballot question rhetoric of choice

New Jersey, Trenton, Atlantic City

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Don’t trust Trenton. That’s the message behind a new ad campaign that asks voters to approve a constitutional amendment mandating that every cent of a gas tax hike be used only for transportation projects. If the message sounds familiar, it’s because the group behind it took a cue from an unrelated campaign that wants to torpedo ...

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If schoolkids had a say, Hillary Clinton would be president

Clinton, students

NEW YORK (AP) — While most grown-ups are a few weeks away from heading to the polls, more than 150,000 of the nation’s schoolchildren have already voted on who they want to be president. Scholastic says Democrat Hillary Clinton took 52 percent of its 2016 Student Vote, while Republican Donald Trump won 35 percent of the ballots. The company says ...

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