Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show

Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show

Where: Indiana Convention Center 100 South Capitol Ave,
 Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 262-3400 Dates: February 23: Education Day (Exhibit Hall Closed) February 24 – 26: Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall Hours: February 24: 9 am – 5 pm February 25: 9 am – 5 pm February 26: 9 am – 2 pm All times are [...]

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Reinvesting for Better ROI

Reinvesting for Better ROI

Investing in their company’s growth has paid off for Michael and Carol Messick, who started Michael J. Messick Plumbing & Heating in 1992. Since then, the company has produced three spin off companies: Amazon Heating & Cooling, Mr. Well Pump, and Stinky’s Septic Tank Pumping, resulting in more than 6,000 clients in their database. “We [...]

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Financing For You

Financing For You

If you are buying or maintaining a fleet of combination vacuum trucks, you know they can be a costly venture. Jack Doheny Companies vetted several banks and finance companies to offer different methods of financing which provide cash for other capital expenses and help with the challenges of depreciation and maintenance. Richard Hughes, vice president [...]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go

Should I Stay or Should I Go

When is it time to call it quits in a business that feels stagnant? This is a question that causes some people complete frustration and never really seems to receive a satisfying answer. It is also a question that comes up for most businesses at least a dozen times within the first three years of [...]

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PSAI 2015 Goals

PSAI 2015 Goals

Since becoming the executive director of Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) a year ago, Karleen Kos has set the association on a path of outreach and growth. We asked her about the direction of the association and her plans. What are your goals for PSAI? My goal is to be the best staff executive I [...]

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Protect and Serve

Protect and Serve

Dale Wallace isn’t the DC superhero Chemical King, but as the general manager of Green Way Products, a division of PolyPortables, LLC, he whips up fragrances to combat the evils of bad smells. Wallace began his career in the industry when he joined the James A Chemical company as operations director and chief formulator when [...]

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Ohio’s New Septic Rules Take Effect Jan. 1

Ohio’s New Septic Rules Take Effect Jan. 1

Ohio homeowners with septic systems will face new statewide rules on Jan. 1. The new regulations expand county health officials’ authority to require homeowners with bad systems to make repairs or upgrades. However, each county is handling it differently. Mahoning County will finalize their rules within the next few months. Trumbull County decided to allow [...]

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Waterjet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association

Waterjet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association

With 200 corporate members and 800 individuals, Waterjet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (WJTA-IMCA) members are contractors, suppliers, end-users and other stakeholders in the environmental services, industrial cleaning, high-pressure waterjet/hydroblasting, vacuum truck and hydroexcavation industries among others. Staying safe One of the organization’s goals is to improve industry safety. They have published [...]

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Fulfilling a Need

Fulfilling a Need

When Phillip McCammon graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in business management, he had in-depth knowledge of cars and the wastewater industry from helping his dad and uncle at their liquid haul company in Austin, Texas. He wanted to build a business within the industry but didn’t want to compete with his dad [...]

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Sheridan Environmental Goes Mobile

Sheridan Environmental Goes Mobile

After working for his dad and uncle in their hauling business and graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in business management, Phillip McCammon knew he wanted to go into the wastewater business. He opened Sheridan Environmental to meet that need. PICKING THE PRESS The only problem was that McCammon didn’t know anything about [...]

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Looking For Greener Futures

Looking For Greener Futures

Many city leaders are undertaking projects which will help their cities. Georgetown Climate Center released a comprehensive study, “How Prepared Are U.S. States for Climate Change?” Their online tool enables users to see what cities and states are doing to prepare for climate change. According to an article on ecori.org, “Climate scientists have told Chicago [...]

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A Game Changer

A Game Changer

In 2010, Southland Organics burst onto the field with an odor-fighting formula that had obliterated the decaying sickening smell of the animal kill pits during the 2001 foot and mouth disease in England. “After learning that this formula could do that, I was sold on it and the things we could do with it,” says [...]

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Stinky Games

Stinky Games

Few smells can be more distracting than THE rank aroma of human waste. So imagine what was going through the Washington Nationals pitchers’ minds when they entered their bullpen this past summer to that unique smell. Their bullpen allows easy access to the Nationals Park service tunnel and is the best location for the sheer [...]

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