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Military Appreciation - We Say Thanks to our Veterans

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

May is Military Appreciation Month, and we at Portacool want to take moment to acknowledge those who have served our country.  We want to remember the service of  our Veterans who have sacrified so much so that we can live free.

On the eve of Memorial Day weekend kicking-off the summer season with barbeques, picnics and celebrations, let us never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can continue to live in a great and free nation. Be sure to take a few moments today to remember and honor those who have died in service to this great nation that we call home.

We say thank you to the U.S. Veterans who are part of the Portacool family for bravely serving their county.

 

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        Shaun Williams - U.S. Army                                 Shon Wainscott -  U.S. Army

 

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                    Rick Beene - U.S.Navy                                                      Jeff Cook - U.S. Navy

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Terry DeRise - U.S. Air Force

 

 

 

 

Topics: Military, Memorial Day, Military Appreciation Month

Heat is on the way...

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

As we draw closer to June, one thing is certain: the heat is coming! Weather predictions indicate a majority of the country can expect a hotter summer than last. In fact, much of the USA will experience 90°+ temperatures.

Now is the time to prepare for these conditions BEFORE the mercury rises. If you manage work spaces that are open and difficult to cool, or if you are planning significant work outdoors or even entertaining this summer by the grill,  begin assessing your cooling needs now. High temperature environments can contribute to a slower work pace and increase the need for frequent breaks. In fact, studies show that worker productivity will decrease by more than 1% for every two degrees when temperatures rise over 77°F. At temperatures of 92°F or higher, there is a 16.6% decrease in productivity.  And, working in high temperature areas also increases the threat of heat-related illnesses.

Securing effective, affordable cooling solutions ahead of time will be a huge relief when respite from the heat is needed in those hard-to-cool spaces. Consider your cooling options.  Oscillating and ceiling fans simply blow stagnant warm air around.  Smaller fans are portable, but may not be powerful enough to cover a large, open area effectively.  Ceiling fans offer no portability and installation can be costly in an industrial environment.  Misters pose a drenching side effect when used outdoors and often not conducive in a working environment. Evaporative coolers are designed to create a noticeable difference by lowering temperatures by as much as 30°F.  

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Portacool portable evaporative cooling products combine the natural power of evaporation with the highest quality evaporative media to provide maximum cooling efficiency.  The portability of these evaporative coolers is particularly convenient. They can go anywhere they are needed:  in the garage, shop, auto bay, patio or outdoor work area.  As you begin assessing your needs, we appreciate your consideration. When comfort counts, Portacool™ portable evaporative coolers offer the lowest-cost, most effective cooling solution available.

Visit our products pages to check out our portable evaporative coolers to select the product that is right for you.

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Topics: evaporative cooling, heat stress, Extreme Heat, weather, cooling solutions, evaporative coolers, Portacool, affordable cooling

Cooling for a Cure!

Posted by Jane Burt on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

  • Portacool is Cooling for a Cure!

    The 2015 Portacool Relay for Life team is selling raffle tickets for a pink Portacool Cyclone™ 2000 portable evaporative cooler. This evaporative cooler is huge in performance, easy-to-operate and gives you cool air right where you need it. The raffle will be held at the 2015 Relay for Life in Center on May 15. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

    Tickets are only $5 each or 5 for $20. They can be purchased from any Portacool Relay for Life team member. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold and they are selling fast, so purchase yours now!

 

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Enter to win a pink Portacool Cyclone 2000! Raffle winner will be announced May 15th, 2015, at the Relay for Life in Center, Texas. Winner does not have to be present to win!

Topics: Relay for Life

Portacool Recognized as Outstanding Supplier by Grainger

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 09:41 AM


Portacool Recognized as Outstanding Supplier by Grainger

Company Honored as Part of the Annual Grainger Partners in Performance Award Presentation

  • CENTER, Texas--()--Portacool, LLC, the Texas-based global leader in evaporative cooling solutions, was presented with a 2014 Partners in Performance Award as part of Grainger’s annual show in Orlando. Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.

    “Grainger is proud to recognize Portacool for its outstanding supplier performance”


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 Ben Wulf, Portacool CEO; and Jeff Lloyd, Portacool Vice President of Sales; acccept the PIP award from Grainger. 


 

Through this award, suppliers are recognized for excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on-time shipping, management commitment and order fulfillment. Each Grainger supplier receives ratings throughout the year for its respective performance in each of these categories. Out of Grainger's more than 3,500 active suppliers, less than 1 percent are chosen to receive these annual awards.

“Portacool is honored to be recognized again by the Grainger team in our follow-up year to being named the Supplier of the Year for 2013,” says Ben Wulf, CEO of Portacool, LLC. “We are privileged to have worked alongside this team for more than 20 years, and we look forward to building a strong, successful future together providing cooling solutions that impact the safety of our customers.”

"Grainger is proud to recognize Portacool for its outstanding supplier performance," said Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Global Product Management. “Our customers expect quality products consistently delivered to the right place at the right time. This is not possible without the commitment, dedication and outstanding service of our Partners in Performance suppliers.”


About Portacool

Portacool, LLC is the worldwide manufacturing leader in the portable evaporative cooling industry providing cooling solutions that assist in providing comfort in the hottest conditions whether at work or play. Headquartered in Center, Texas since 1990, Portacool provides a wide range of products from industrial to residential applications. Portacool products are sold via distributors and retailers across the nation and in 56 countries abroad. To learn more about the company, or to see the line of products go to www.portacool.com.

Contacts

Portacool Contact:
Sunwest Communications
Melodie Elliott, 214-373-1601 Ext. 271
melliott@sunwestpr.com
or
Grainger Contact:
Joe Micucci, 847-535-0879
Joseph.micucci@grainger.com

Topics: Grainger, award, Portacool

Portacool New Branding

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 09:24 AM


PORTACOOL ROLLS OUT NEW BRANDING:

  • CENTER, Texas--()--Portacool, LLC, the Texas-based global leader in evaporative cooling solutions, is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with the launch of a revitalized corporate identity that signifies the transformation of a company driven by innovation. The new tagline, “When Comfort Counts™,” exemplifies a new era dedicated to worksite safety, productivity, sustainability and social responsibility. Portacool remains committed to providing cooling comfort as effectively, efficiently and cost-consciously as possible.

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“What started as a single product transformed into a company shaped by committed personnel and strong relationships. Our company is now at the forefront of driving innovation in the portable cooling solutions industry, as well as working closely with manufacturers of fixed cooling solutions to increase efficiency.”

The multi-step rebrand process began in mid-2014 with intensive brand review and research. Known for its world-class customer service, Portacool listened to decision makers and consumers down to the minute details. Eliminating the hyphens from the company’s name and logo was just one example of simplification and implementing feedback. Other rebranding marketing activities include the launch of a new website and advertising campaign, along with freshened social media sites and collateral that reflects strength and masculinity. Concurrently, research and development has been invigorated to revolutionize the industry with cutting-edge innovation in the near-term via new product and technology launches.

“This is an important and exciting time for the life of our company,” said Ben Wulf, CEO of Portacool. “What started as a single product transformed into a company shaped by committed personnel and strong relationships. Our company is now at the forefront of driving innovation in the portable cooling solutions industry, as well as working closely with manufacturers of fixed cooling solutions to increase efficiency.”

Portacool’s efforts across the trade channels will be focused upon communicating the qualitative benefits of cooling comfort. Maintaining physical comfort in extreme heat is not only important to safety and productivity, but also psychologically given cooling in these conditions increases the quality of life whether at work or play.

About Portacool

Portacool, LLC is the worldwide manufacturing leader in the portable evaporative cooling industry providing cooling solutions that assist in providing comfort in the hottest conditions whether at work or play. Headquartered in Center, Texas since 1990, Portacool provides a wide range of products from industrial to residential applications. Portacool products are sold via distributors and retailers across the nation and in 56 countries abroad. To learn more about the company, or to see the line of products go to www.portacool.com.

 

Contacts

Sunwest Communications
Melodie Elliott, 214-373-1601 Ext. 271
melliott@sunwestpr.com

Topics: @ahrexpo, branding

And the winner is...

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Congratulations to Seth Bergman! He took home his first win at the Port-A-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship last Saturday.

Bergman started in sixth, but moved up through the field passing Sam Hafertepe Jr., the winner of Friday’s race, and never looked back. Asked about the win, Bergman explained the significance:

 “As far as prestige and a race you want to win, this is probably the biggest win of the year for us.” Bergman said. “It’s one of the marquee events on our calendar all year for the Lucas Oil ASCS. I’ll definitely take that big Port-A-Cool fan home, I’m happy about that. I’ve watched guys for the past two years here put that cowboy hat on and smile. To finally be the guy down there wearing the cowboy hat and taking home all those cool prizes, you can’t beat that feeling.”

 We are thrilled for your win, Seth, and we look forward to seeing you in 2015.

We’ll return to Texas Motor Speedway for the Port-A-Cool Texas World Dirt Track Championship to be held on May 15-16, 2015. The two-night event will feature Limited Modified and Modified divisions as well as the SUPR Late Model series. Visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com for more information.

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Topics: Texas Motor Speedway

Ready, set, go…..

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Fri, Sep 05, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

Friday night lights – often times the phrase refers to football – but next weekend, the action we are referring to will be at the Texas Motor Speedway dirt track in Fort Worth, Texas. The ASCS Sprint Cars & Limited Modifieds will take to the track next Friday and Saturday night (September 12 & 13) for the pinnacle of the 2014 racing season: the Port-A-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship.

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We don’t want you to miss this exciting and family-friendly weekend of racing action. Port-A-Cool is giving away four sets of five tickets to the races. So – get on your mark, get ready and go to this link:    https://www.facebook.com/PortacoolUnits/app_190076381016644

And, of course, we’ll have our evaporative cooling units on hand to keep the drivers and the fans cool and comfortable!

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Labor Day Weekend

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 02:36 PM

The last coveted three-day weekend of the summer is upon us.  So many possibilities. Will you be traveling, working on a home project, watching football or enjoying time with friends and family? 

Port-A-Cool wishes you a happy and safe weekend. In September we'll be giving exciting information about our next race to be held at Texas Motor Speedway.  Stay tuned...

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The portability of Port-A-Cool units make them a perfect option for keeping gatherings outside cool & comfortable.

Topics: Outdoor Living

From the sideline to the tailgate -

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Take a close look at the sideline of your favorite NFL, collegiate or even high school team and you may just see a Port-A-Cool unit.  Yep, that's not just a fan you are seeing.  It is an evaporative cooler that is providing cooling effects up to 30 degrees for the players when the mercury is high!

You can get in on the cooling action too.  The concrete tailgating areas can get super hot super fast - especially for the person at the grill. The portablility of our Cyclone and Jetstream units makes keeping the tailgate party cool and comforable easy.  With a standard 110 outlet or an inverter, it is easy - and the ampage is low - perfect for any avid fan. So with the gridiron on - get your Port-A-Cool on as well.

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To see Tailgater Monthly's review click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lFKatbw1RA

Topics: evaporative cooling, Port-A-Cool, evaporative coolers, Tailgating

Getting on Track

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Port-A-Cool is proud to keep comeptitive drivers and their teams cool in the hottest weather.  Any car or bike enthusiast knows how hot it can get in the garage. With an evaporative cooler you can achieve cooling effects as much as 30 degrees F! Staying cool allows you to stay focused and productive in the hottest temps.

From Japan's Super GT race at Fuji Speedway on August 8 to the track at Texas Motor Speedway - we are thrilled to be a part of the action. 

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And, we are gearing up for another exciting dirt track race season.  We'll be at the Texas Motor Speedway September 11 to 13th. Go to http://bit.ly/1oKuYow to find out more.TMS_Sept_12

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