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Coatings Company CEO says Fracking Boom Money Could Help Fund Bridge Re-Construction Which is at a Crisis Point

source   RENO, NEVADA- June 30, 2014 – Castagra products CEO, Peter Roosen, says a ‘bump at the pump’ would probably go down like a lead balloon with the public, but the crisis with the nation’s bridges needs addressing urgently.   “The American Society of Civil Engineers only gave the nation’s bridges a C+ grade [...]

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Castagra will be at the South Texas Oilfield Expo July 9-10, 2014

See you at the South Texas Oilfield Expo July 9-10, 2014 The 2014 South Texas Oilfield Expo will take place July 9-10th, 2014 at The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The show will draw thousands of oil and gas professionals from the Eagle Ford Shale and beyond to meet, network and [...]

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Oil & Gas Industry Safety Simulation Videos

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently launched Hazard Identification Training Tool – a virtual training tool game that allows employers and workers to identify and understand common workplace hazards in their own industries and workplace.     The release of this game is to also expose awareness on the types of information about workplace [...]

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How to make the Olympics and Major Sporting Events Sustainable

The Olympics or any major sporting event are like a multi-billion dollar, three-week party. The streets feel electric. People feel connected and it’s as if the city has converted overnight into a holiday destination.   Then the party ends: The athletes and tourists leave, and the city is left with the aftermath. There are two [...]

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How Water Quality Affects Beer

source (Matthias): A tall pint of dark Guinness.   Quality beer needs quality water. I didn’t know this until I visited the Guinness Factory in Ireland. I excitedly pulled up to the bar and exchanged my free coupon I received with my ticket for a tall pint of beautiful, dark Guinness. When I took a [...]

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RABIT™ Tool Assesses Bridge Corrosion

source   Every year, the Federal Government and State transportation department spend a certain amount on repairs and maintenance on the 600,000 bridges in the United States due to corrosion.   Corrosion typically occurs most often when the steel is exposed to marine and industrial exposure, such as salt, moisture, oxygen, and even moving trucks. [...]

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Female Role Models in the Oil & Gas Industry

There have been limited quantitative research that shows that adding more women to companies and boards is great in terms of profit and equity returns. In fact, the very presence of a female sitting on the board can have a significant impact on financial growth for a company. And while the oil and gas industry [...]

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You Love the Oil & Gas Industry Too Much If . . .

1. You give oil and gas toys to your kids.     2.You have an oil and gas tattoo.   source   3. You play oil and gas games.     4. You repurposed your old oil and gas equipment.   Oil rig survival hotel pods near The Hague in the Netherlands.   5. You [...]

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Coatings CEO Says Detoxifying the Industrial Environment is as Equally Important as Sustainability

Castor Beans   RENO, NEVADA – June 23, 2014 — Castagra Products Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen, says fracking going global should make focussing on detoxifying industrial process and practices as equally important as sustainability policies.   “All too often in the passionate rhetoric about sustainability, the vital need to eliminate even smallest amounts of highly [...]

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Annual Coating Inspection of the Johnny G. Martinez Water Treatment Plant

The Johnny G. Martinez Water Treatment Plant is one of two water treatment plants in Tempe, AZ. Due to population growth there was a need to expand the plant to 80 million gallons a day capacity. The expansion project created the first large scale UV facility for drinking water disinfection in Arizona. Two covered 12 [...]

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