Winter Preparation

Winter Preparation

With another beautiful summer bidding farewell, we can’t help but think about the approaching winter. Waste water presents unique challenges at every season of the year, but winter can make the pumper’s job especially difficult. What can you do to be prepared? Here are a couple tools that many pumpers have found helpful during the [...]

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All Cen Tex- An Interview with Robert Negrete

All Cen Tex- An Interview with Robert Negrete

Can you tell us the backstory about your personal history and how you got into the septic business? Say a little bit about your journey into this company. Well, I’m originally from California, and I went into the Army as a young man. Then I got station in Fort Hood in 1977, which is obviously [...]

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Fraserwoods Fabrication and Machining Ltd.-An Interview with Lavern Kovlaske

Fraserwoods Fabrication and Machining Ltd.-An Interview with Lavern Kovlaske

Fraserwoods Fabrication and Machining Ltd. is a rotating equipment repair company based in Western Canada. The company began operations in 2001 and since then they have grown to become the leaders in PD (positive displacement) blower and vacuum pump repairs for the mobile equipment and stationary industrial service markets. All repairs are performed in-house at [...]

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Dan Stanley’s Septic Service – An Interview with Dan Stanley

Dan Stanley’s Septic Service – An Interview with Dan Stanley

Can you tell us a little bit about your personal background and how you got into the septic industry? Tell me how you were trained as well. My family started way back in 1954 with my great grandfather in the septic industry. So, that makes me the fourth generation of my family to do this [...]

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When Health Issues Arise: Etiquette For Handling A Seriously Ill Employee

When Health Issues Arise: Etiquette For Handling A Seriously Ill Employee

This is a tricky situation to talk about. When you are running a liquid waste company you have a variety of employees to deal with. You have your crews that run the septic trucks, maybe some administrative employees, and everyone else involved in your business. Counting on them to make the business run smoothly is [...]

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Hoses and Fittings

Hoses and Fittings

Every day you pull a hose, connect fittings, pump a tank. Handling hoses and fittings quickly become second nature to the pumper operator. These tools that you use every day are the factors that make each pumping job a joy or a headache. Here are some considerations to make your daily tasks run more smoothly. [...]

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General Pipe Cleaners National Sales Manager Andy Zelazny Retires

General Pipe Cleaners National Sales Manager Andy Zelazny Retires

After 40 years of company service, Andy Zelazny – National Sales Manager for General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring – announced his retirement at the end of September.  Named National Sales Manager in 2001 after his predecessor, Bob Gelman, passed away, Andy helped fuel General’s growth by developing a strong, knowledgeable sales [...]

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Coxreels® Features DEF Hose Reels

Coxreels® Features DEF Hose Reels

Coxreels features a complete line of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) hose reels built on the industry proven, all-steel construction SH and T Series of reels. These reels are equipped with a stainless steel external full-flow swivel and chemical resistant Viton seals to provide a safe, reliable DEF dispensing solution available with a factory installed, high-quality [...]

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FS Solutions Celebrates More Than Two Decades In Business

FS Solutions Celebrates More Than Two Decades In Business

FS Solutions, a trusted source for industrial cleaning contractors across the United States, celebrates 21 years in business this year. In mid-1996, Federal Signal Corporation opened its first retail outlet in Pasadena, Texas, to service the large concentration of Guzzler vacuum truck customers in the greater Houston area. Known as “the Guzzler Store,” the small [...]

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Commercial Credit, Inc. Completes Acquisition Of Transfac Capital, Inc

Commercial Credit, Inc., parent company of Commercial Credit Group Inc. (CCG), a leading independent commercial equipment finance company, today announced the purchase of the business operations of Transfac Capital, Inc., thus expanding into the accounts receivable factoring business. With the closing of the transaction, Salt Lake City-based Transfac Capital, Inc. will operate as a subsidiary [...]

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Maine Septic and Pumping, An Interview With Kathy-Rae Emmi

Maine Septic and Pumping, An Interview With Kathy-Rae Emmi

Can you tell us a little bit about your backstory and how you got into the septic business? My father, William “Bill” Presby had started an excavation company in 1948, when he bought his first bulldozer. The construction company with an emphasis on septic installations was how my three older brothers and myself were raised. [...]

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5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Sponsor A Local Little League Team

5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Sponsor A Local Little League Team

What’s the best pastime that America loves to watch and play? It’s baseball, of course! Nothing says summer and fun like getting out on the old ball field and playing a game with friends. Why not support someone’s dream of playing by having your liquid waste company sponsor a local little league team? These kids [...]

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Be Sure to Flush!

Be Sure to Flush!

We all hope that our expensive equipment will last for a long time without breakdowns! Unfortunately, this rarely unintentionally happens! Careful maintenance is the only way to keep your vacuum pump running smoothly for the long haul. The flushing procedure is one of the maintenance items that needs your careful attention! Rotary vane vacuum pumps [...]

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