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Articles by Kevin Parker

We saw it at the Chem Show in New York City

It was cold walking the streets to the Jacob Javits Center for last week’s Chem Show. Inside, a warm feeling pervaded as tough times are past and the industry outlook is modestly upbeat. The idea that consumers want a solution, not a product, is not a new one. But there is a quickening of the pace at which various plant functions are being out-sourced to third parties.
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And the very devil is in them

Perhaps it’s because that’s where it was finally pounded into his head — or because it has the word “attention” in it — but this editor always assumed the phrase “attention to detail” came out of the military.
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All water problems are local

Culligan guy now appears on plant floors — software in hand
Almost everyone knows “Hey, Culligan man,” from the radio and television commercials that have spanned decades and are part of American culture. That “raucous” voice and that phrase are a big part of why Culligan, the provider of home water softeners and filtration systems, is such a recognizable brand name to consumers.
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Geography is truth when it comes to water issues

Chicago, Western Australia, Singapore and San Francisco share WEFTEC stage
The mayor of Chicago was running late. Therefore, those attending WEFTEC’s plenary session, and not the previous keynote session, ended up getting to listen to his Honor Rahm Emanuel brag on his city repeatedly being recognized for having the “best-tasting” water in the United States.
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