As you might well imagine, attendance was off significantly at this year's Waste Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center -- only the South Hall was needed. Nonetheless, most of the major exhibitors, were present. Attendees showed interest in "environmental" products, especially those they thought might be involved in Federal Government stimulus projects. Large concrete pours -- for bridge, road work, airports and other infrastructural jobs -- are your best opportunity for revenue with the housing market in the midst of one of the worst slumps in decades. Some of you have reported pending bids for as many as six stimulus projects. Keep us posted on the outcome of your pending bids.
Save Money, Operate Safely and Efficiently -- Your Liner is Key
As a large proportion of your CWS investment, the value of your containers must be preserved. The liner that is sold with each of your containers wears seven times better than the steel that it protects! When you consider that even the liners show wear after a few years, you realize that the underlying sides and container bottoms need to be protected from wear as they are a structural component! To maintain the function, safety and value of your containers, clean and maintain your liners regularly.
Great container to your door for less than before!
CWS has recently added manufacturing capacity that has increased quality while keeping costs at the same or lower price. Since freight costs typically represent a significant portion of the total per unit cost to you, we’ve added East Coast manufacturing capacity in the anticipation that the reduced freight costs can be passed directly to you. Additionally, some design and manufacturing modifications should add to the container durability.
News on Steel Costs: Prices are forecast to increase in the near term, likely raising container costs fifteen percent.
Jack Hagaman -- the Shocking Truth
You may recall our rather effusive praise for Jack Hagaman of CWS Colorado in the May Gazette. Well, as some of you are quick to remind us, we don’t know everything. We received the following from Jack’s boss, Rich Jeffrey.
I read with great interest your comments about Jack Hagaman, and how he has single-handedly made CWS Colorado a booming success.
While we have enjoyed a modicum of success here in Denver, we have not accomplished all of our goals, particularly those goals in the revenue growth area.
I now see that Jack has spent more of his time blowing smoke up corporate skirts than he has spent in the field, cultivating our customer base. Having recently re-imbursed a $1200.00 expense report, filed as he returned from a 7 day boondoggle to Las Vegas, we have determined that we can no longer afford the services of a self-promoting ego maniac like Jack Hagaman.
We are a team of selfless individuals, trying, as a team, to make something special here. We have no time to promote the aggrandizement of one person, no matter how great he thinks he is.
Thank you for highlighting the obvious for us.
With relief, we realized the date: April Fools!
Water Treatment System Pump Alternative
CWS water treatment system has two alternative pump types: the standard centrifugal pump (swimming pool pump) or a new stainless steel sump pump. For warm weather concrete washout operations, we recommend sticking with the standard pump. Cold weather applications may want to consider their specific need before selecting pump type – the stainless sump pump adds about $100.
Quote of the Month
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: ‘And this, too, shall pass away.’ How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!”