From the trickle of water we use at home to brush our teeth to the millions of gallons consumed daily by the resource sectors, agriculture, and manufacturing, every drop is precious. Fortunately, water is far from being a single-use commodity. Depending on contamination, water can be cleaned, recycled, and re-used. From industrial laundromats running their grey water through pipes to heat facilities, to homeowners using dishwater to flush toilets or irrigate gardens, water can be used far more efficiently than we may think.
Ice River Sustainable SolutionsA Trusted Voice in the Canadian Recycling Industry
Four and a half years ago, Ice River was featured in Manufacturing in Focus as a manufacturer of environmentally responsible bottled water. Since that time, it has grown significantly and undergone a major transformation, rebranding under the new name Ice River Sustainable Solutions (IRSS) to demonstrate its increasing commitment to improving the plastics industry.
RecleimMaking an Impact
Recleim procures refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, heating and air conditioning units, and any other household appliances that are being discarded. These old appliances undergo a de-manufacturing process at this environmentally-focused appliance recycling company to deliver an output of various commodities including steel, copper, aluminum, plastic, and other materials.
KAEFER Canada Inc.Innovative, Technology-Driven Solutions in the Field of Industrial Services
KAEFER Canada is the Canadian arm of a global leader in the field of insulation and related services. Originally founded in Germany in 1918, KAEFER has built a reputation for delivering quality services worldwide and traces its roots in the Canadian market back nearly seventy years.
Hightowers Petroleum CompanyFamily-Run Firm Deals with COVID and Builds Its Business
Hightowers Petroleum Company (HPC) has successfully adapted to the challenges posed by COVID and shifting energy markets. Incorporated in 1984, this Middletown, Ohio-based, family-run gas and diesel wholesaler, profiled in the July 2019 issue of Business in Focus magazine, continues to be a leading African-American-owned fuel company, primarily serving the downstream petroleum sector.
Pro PaintProud Twice Over – Of Its Indigenous Roots and National Growth
Pro Paint Canada is an industrial service company specializing in blasting and coating, along with additional painting services and solutions, based out of Red Deer, Alberta.
Mesa Natural Gas SolutionsCelebrating Green Power, Reliable Electricity and Military Veterans
Loveland, Colorado-based Mesa Natural Gas Solutions designs, manufactures, and supplies portable and stationary generators. When an unexpected cold snap recently caused the Texas power grid to collapse, the company sprang into action, setting up portable generators to provide electricity in stricken communities.
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