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Improving HVAC Systems Plays a Key Role for Meeting Building Efficiency Goals

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In today’s rapidly advancing world, the role of HVAC systems for building efficiency goals has become a pivotal topic for businesses and property owners alike. With energy costs soaring, the shift towards more energy-efficient systems isn’t just a luxury—it’s a financial imperative. Building efficiency upgrades could slash global energy demand by 12% and save […]

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The Future of AI in Data Centers: Navigating the Next Frontier in Computing with Bill Kleyman

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the future of data centers is a hot topic among industry experts. In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton and Apolo CEO Bill Kleyman delve into the role of AI in data centers. Their discussion covers the impact of artificial intelligence, the shift towards tier […]

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AMRestore Document Restoration Process

How does advanced document recovery technology safeguard valuable business documents from severe damage, especially in emergencies involving water? Polygon’s AMRestore document restoration process provides residential and commercial content restoration, cleaning, and moving. Larry Waltemire, the Business Unit Manager of East Region at Polygon, highlights the critical stages and technological advancements in document preservation at […]

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ISC West 2024: The Balancing Act Between Physical and Digital Technology That Redefines Security Without Compromise

As the International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 (ISC West) concludes, the security industry has once again proven its dynamic nature, evolving with the increasing integration of physical and digital security solutions. This year’s event, the largest converged security trade show in North America, hosted in Las Vegas, showcased over 750 brands, including […]

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Next Gen 911 Doesn’t Have a Final Destination, But Lack of Funding is Slowing the Adoption Journey

The transformation of emergency response systems through Next Gen 911 represents a critical evolution in public safety technology, enhancing emergency response capabilities with features like GPS tracking, live video, and real-time translation. As we move away from the outdated copper wire systems first implemented in the 1960s, the disparity between our personal devices and […]

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The Key to Accommodate Demands of AI-Driven Computing? Innovative Cooling Solutions and Higher Power Densities

In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton explores the significant impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on data centers with guest David Kidd, a seasoned Information Technology professional with over two decades of leadership in data center operations, cybersecurity, and compliance. Their discussion sheds light on the evolving landscape of data centers, […]

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Harnessing Technology for a Brighter Future: Insights from Nabeel Mahmood

Harnessing technology for a brighter future: is this an aspirational goal, or are there ways to leverage the rapid advancements in technology to create a more inclusive and educated society? In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar get to the heart of this question with their guest, Nabeel […]

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Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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Improving HVAC Systems Plays a Key Role for Meeting Building Efficiency Goals
April 17, 2024

In today’s rapidly advancing world, the role of HVAC systems for building efficiency goals has become a pivotal topic for businesses and property owners alike. With energy costs soaring, the shift towards more energy-efficient systems isn’t just a luxury—it’s a financial imperative. Building efficiency upgrades could slash global energy demand by 12% and save […]

Read More
The Future of AI in Data Centers: Navigating the Next Frontier in Computing with Bill Kleyman

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the future of data centers is a hot topic among industry experts. In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton and Apolo CEO Bill Kleyman delve into the role of AI in data centers. Their discussion covers the impact of artificial intelligence, the shift towards tier […]

Read More
Next Gen 911 Doesn’t Have a Final Destination, But Lack of Funding is Slowing the Adoption Journey

The transformation of emergency response systems through Next Gen 911 represents a critical evolution in public safety technology, enhancing emergency response capabilities with features like GPS tracking, live video, and real-time translation. As we move away from the outdated copper wire systems first implemented in the 1960s, the disparity between our personal devices and […]

Read More
The Key to Accommodate Demands of AI-Driven Computing? Innovative Cooling Solutions and Higher Power Densities

In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton explores the significant impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on data centers with guest David Kidd, a seasoned Information Technology professional with over two decades of leadership in data center operations, cybersecurity, and compliance. Their discussion sheds light on the evolving landscape of data centers, […]

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Technology and Education at a Crossroads: Tech Creates Jobs, But Can Education Keep Up? Time to Reform
March 19, 2024

In an era where technological advancement shapes the contours of our daily lives, understanding the interplay between digital infrastructure and education becomes pivotal. The recent episode of Straight Outta Crumpton illuminates this critical junction, offering insights into how technology and education can serve as catalysts for societal transformation. Hosted by Gabby Bar and Greg […]

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Polygon’s Smart Climate Control Technologies Transforms University Renovations

In the evolving landscape of university infrastructure, the push towards integrating smart climate control technologies is reshaping renovation projects. This innovative approach not only preserves the historical essence of educational buildings but also aligns them with contemporary standards of efficiency and sustainability. A standout example of this trend is the renovation of Baylor University’s […]

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The High Cost of Boiler Scale: The Importance of Good Water Treatment

Boiler scale is a significant issue impacting energy efficiency and operational costs in various industries. In a brief segment from Chem-Aqua‘s series “Water Solutions,” some light was shed on the costly consequences of scale deposits in steam boilers. Host Gabrielle Bejarano emphasized the imminence of effective water treatment strategies to mitigate these costs. […]

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Your Dirty AC Coils Could Be Costing You Big Time

Author: ChemAqua In the latest episode of Water Solutions by ChemAqua, a critical aspect of air conditioning maintenance is brought into focus. This discussion sheds light on how overlooked AC coil cleaning can lead to significant costs and efficiency losses. The episode centers on the often-neglected task of cleaning air conditioning coils, which are […]

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Recycling COW Water in Boiler and Cooling Tower Systems
December 7, 2023

For the latest episode of ChemAqua’s Water Solutions podcast, the focus was on an innovative approach to water conservation in the dairy industry. The show examined the potential of reusing Condensate of Whey (COW) water, a byproduct of dairy processing, and highlighted some of its economic and environmental benefits. The informative episode further covers the […]

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Prepare Your Cooling Towers for Winter

With winter on the horizon, safeguarding cooling towers against freezing temperatures is not just crucial for maintaining operations—it’s a strategic imperative for businesses. The cost of inaction can be substantial, ranging from operational disruptions to significant repair expenses. Chem-Aqua tells us how to prepare cooling towers for winter and navigate the cooler months without […]

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Record Summer Heat and Fire Disasters Put Modern Egress Solutions, Building Codes and Fire Safety Into Focus

In recent years, the frequency and intensity of wildfires and home fires have surged, spotlighting the need for updated building codes, fire safety, and egress solutions. The tragic wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, which claimed 115 lives, and the alarming statistics from the NFPA’s “Home Structure Fires” report underscore the urgency of this issue. With […]

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A Well-Maintained HVAC System Helps Technicians Beat the Heat

How can business and homeowners keep their HVACs running during those hot summer months and help their technicians beat the heat? Here’s the secret: A well-maintained HVAC system will cut costs and technician workload, and keep a limited pool of techs from straining under the pressure. As summer temperatures rise, HVAC services are in […]

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The Future of AI in Data Centers: Navigating the Next Frontier in Computing with Bill Kleyman
April 16, 2024

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the future of data centers is a hot topic among industry experts. In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton and Apolo CEO Bill Kleyman delve into the role of AI in data centers. Their discussion covers the impact of artificial intelligence, the shift towards tier […]

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ISC West 2024: The Balancing Act Between Physical and Digital Technology That Redefines Security Without Compromise

As the International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 (ISC West) concludes, the security industry has once again proven its dynamic nature, evolving with the increasing integration of physical and digital security solutions. This year’s event, the largest converged security trade show in North America, hosted in Las Vegas, showcased over 750 brands, including […]

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The Key to Accommodate Demands of AI-Driven Computing? Innovative Cooling Solutions and Higher Power Densities

In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton explores the significant impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on data centers with guest David Kidd, a seasoned Information Technology professional with over two decades of leadership in data center operations, cybersecurity, and compliance. Their discussion sheds light on the evolving landscape of data centers, […]

Read More
Harnessing Technology for a Brighter Future: Insights from Nabeel Mahmood

Harnessing technology for a brighter future: is this an aspirational goal, or are there ways to leverage the rapid advancements in technology to create a more inclusive and educated society? In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar get to the heart of this question with their guest, Nabeel […]

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Technology and Education at a Crossroads: Tech Creates Jobs, But Can Education Keep Up? Time to Reform
March 19, 2024

In an era where technological advancement shapes the contours of our daily lives, understanding the interplay between digital infrastructure and education becomes pivotal. The recent episode of Straight Outta Crumpton illuminates this critical junction, offering insights into how technology and education can serve as catalysts for societal transformation. Hosted by Gabby Bar and Greg […]

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Empowering Leadership and Effective Delegation with Dallas Burnett

Empowering leadership and effective delegation take center stage in this insightful episode of Straight Outta Crumpton. Hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar engage in a dynamic conversation with Dallas Burnett, the Founder of ThinkMoveThrive. They discuss the art of effective delegation, the importance of active coaching, and the impact of these practices on organizational […]

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Navigating Careers in HVAC: Jason Saunders’ Journey to the Top

On this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton,” hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar explore the dynamic careers in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). They have a chat with Jason Saunders, the President of Indoor Environmental Services, about his extraordinary journey from a high school graduate to a top executive in the field. Saunders […]

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Aligning All Facilities Departments with Decarbonization Goals Requires a Collaborative Approach to Standards & Priorities

As facilities departments grapple with the urgent need to decarbonize buildings—a sector responsible for 37% of global CO2 emissions—the convergence of digital technology and strategic retrofitting emerges as a pivotal pathway. Integrating Schneider Electric’s technology-first approach with ASHRAE’s latest ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2024 for existing buildings underscores a holistic strategy to meet science-based climate targets. […]

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Legal Business Development: Authentic Relationships Can Foster Trust and Long-Term Relationships
February 13, 2024

Shannon Hames, the Director of Business Development, Hull & Chandler, P.A., joins hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar on this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton” to explore Shannon’s transition from non-profit endeavors to a pivotal role in the legal industry. She sheds light on the unique challenges and strategies of business development within a […]

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The Leadership Succession Crisis can be Solved by Instilling Leadership Skills in Employees from Day One

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly grappling with the challenges of leadership succession. This issue is heightened by a significant demographic shift, as baby boomers retire in the United States, altering the dynamics of the workforce. Against this backdrop, this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton” sees […]

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Neutralizing Amines in Hospital Boilers

In the complex world of hospital maintenance, how do steam boilers stay efficient and compliant amidst the labyrinth of water treatment regulations? The latest episode of the Chem-Aqua podcast “Water Solutions“ explores the role of neutralizing amines in preventing corrosion in hospital steam systems.  This episode highlights not just the science behind these compounds but […]

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Industry Expertise and Effective Leadership is Paramount in Mission-Critical Industries

In an era where leadership qualities and industry expertise significantly impact business outcomes, understanding the intricacies of effective leadership becomes paramount. This notion especially holds true in the mission-critical industry, which is constantly evolving with technological advancements and changing market demands. In a captivating episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton,” hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle […]

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AMRestore Document Restoration Process
April 16, 2024

How does advanced document recovery technology safeguard valuable business documents from severe damage, especially in emergencies involving water? Polygon’s AMRestore document restoration process provides residential and commercial content restoration, cleaning, and moving. Larry Waltemire, the Business Unit Manager of East Region at Polygon, highlights the critical stages and technological advancements in document preservation at […]

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Greg Crumpton’s Entrepreneurial Journey in the HVAC Industry: From Tradesman to Skilled Trades Expert and Industry Leader

Greg Crumpton, a Skilled Trades Expert with over four decades of experience, shares his comprehensive journey in the HVAC industry. This video is a narrative of Crumpton’s personal growth and a guiding light for anyone aspiring to make a mark in the skilled trades, particularly in HVAC. Crumpton’s story is a testament to the […]

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Polygon’s Unique Approach: Beyond Data Collection to Engineered Solutions with ExactAire

Jon Pattrin, Operations Manager at ExactAire, sheds light on Polygon’s unique approach to data collection and analysis. Instead of just handing over data, they analyze it with their clients, offering tailored engineered solutions for their specific needs, be it in plant buildings or offices. These solutions could range from introducing smart controllers for efficient […]

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Cost Model within a Digital Planning Twin

According to Aaron Berg, VP of River Logic Strategy, the Digital Planning Twin, specifically within River Logic’s system, is distinguished by its meticulous cost modeling approach. In crafting a comprehensive plan for production volume, a key concern is predicting the resultant financial outcomes. This necessitates a detailed breakdown of costs into their essential drivers […]

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What is a Digital Planning Twin?
October 23, 2023

According to Aaron Berg, River Logic’s VP of Strategy, a Digital Planning Twin is essentially a comprehensive model that encapsulates the entire value chain of a business. Within this model, intricate details about the capabilities and constraints of the business are defined, spanning from manufacturing options to operational capacities. The core essence of this […]

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Features of a Digital Planning Twin

River Logic’s VP of Strategy, Aaron Berg, discusses the beneficial features of their own Digital Planning Twin. Digital Planning Twins offer a comprehensive view of business operations, combining high fidelity representations of the value chain, including both operational and financial components. The consideration of financial impacts and profitability is a crucial aspect, guiding strategic […]

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Even Water Distribution – Kuul Evaporative Technologies Best Practices

Proper water distribution is vital for system performance. Kuul evaporative media supports air velocities up to 700 feet per minute without carryover. If exceeded, a drift eliminator cassette captures any potential for expelled water droplets up to 800 feet per minute. Let’s look inside and see the proper configuration for effective water distribution. At […]

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Even Water Distribution – Kuul Evaporative Technologies Best Practices

Even water distribution is vital for system performance. Kuul evaporative media supports air velocities up to 700 feet per minute without carryover. If exceeded, a drift eliminator cassette captures any potential for expelled water droplets up to 800 feet per minute. Let’s look inside and see the proper configuration for effective water distribution. At […]

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Alliance Air Products Utilizes Powerful Cooling Technology to Beat the Tijuana Heat
July 7, 2023

In the sweltering heat of Tijuana summers, where temperatures often soar into the nineties and beyond, powerful cooling technology comes to the rescue to provide a comfortable working environment. Alliance Air Products, a versatile manufacturer of custom air handlers, recognized its need to provide a cooling solution for its Tijuana workers. Alliance’s products, which […]

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Opening Doors: Exploring Visitor Management, Tech Innovations, and Strategic Alliances

Join host, Gabrielle Bejarano, as she navigates the fascinating realm of visitor management across industries, and uncovers how Parabit and STOPware are revolutionizing secure and accessible solutions. In this engaging conversation with Bob Hricisak, VP of Sales at Parabit, Phil Mantia, VP of Sales at STOPware, and Sara Markle, Strategic Account Manager at STOPware, we’ll […]

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How the Host of SecurED Earned a Presidential Coin

On his final day on the presidential detail, the host of SecurED, Mike Matranga, was gifted a presidential coin as a token of gratitude. As a member of the presidential detail, Matranga served Barack Obama during his 2007-2008 campaign and transferred to his protective detail. On Obama’s final day in the White House, Matranga […]

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Tech Minutes From FedEx – Autonomous Tuggers

Vecna Robotics’ autonomous tugger maximizes warehouse efficiency. See the self-driving tow tractor in action at FedEx Ground.

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Technology and Education at a Crossroads: Tech Creates Jobs, But Can Education Keep Up? Time to Reform
March 19, 2024

In an era where technological advancement shapes the contours of our daily lives, understanding the interplay between digital infrastructure and education becomes pivotal. The recent episode of Straight Outta Crumpton illuminates this critical junction, offering insights into how technology and education can serve as catalysts for societal transformation. Hosted by Gabby Bar and Greg […]

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Empowering Leadership and Effective Delegation with Dallas Burnett
March 12, 2024

Empowering leadership and effective delegation take center stage in this insightful episode of Straight Outta Crumpton. Hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar engage in a dynamic conversation with Dallas Burnett, the Founder of ThinkMoveThrive. They discuss the art of effective delegation, the importance of active coaching, and the impact of these practices on organizational […]

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Polygon’s Smart Climate Control Technologies Transforms University Renovations
March 4, 2024

In the evolving landscape of university infrastructure, the push towards integrating smart climate control technologies is reshaping renovation projects. This innovative approach not only preserves the historical essence of educational buildings but also aligns them with contemporary standards of efficiency and sustainability. A standout example of this trend is the renovation of Baylor University’s […]

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Navigating Careers in HVAC: Jason Saunders’ Journey to the Top
February 27, 2024

On this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton,” hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar explore the dynamic careers in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). They have a chat with Jason Saunders, the President of Indoor Environmental Services, about his extraordinary journey from a high school graduate to a top executive in the field. Saunders […]

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Aligning All Facilities Departments with Decarbonization Goals Requires a Collaborative Approach to Standards & Priorities
February 16, 2024

As facilities departments grapple with the urgent need to decarbonize buildings—a sector responsible for 37% of global CO2 emissions—the convergence of digital technology and strategic retrofitting emerges as a pivotal pathway. Integrating Schneider Electric’s technology-first approach with ASHRAE’s latest ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2024 for existing buildings underscores a holistic strategy to meet science-based climate targets. […]

Read More
Legal Business Development: Authentic Relationships Can Foster Trust and Long-Term Relationships
February 13, 2024

Shannon Hames, the Director of Business Development, Hull & Chandler, P.A., joins hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar on this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton” to explore Shannon’s transition from non-profit endeavors to a pivotal role in the legal industry. She sheds light on the unique challenges and strategies of business development within a […]

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The Leadership Succession Crisis can be Solved by Instilling Leadership Skills in Employees from Day One
January 30, 2024

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly grappling with the challenges of leadership succession. This issue is heightened by a significant demographic shift, as baby boomers retire in the United States, altering the dynamics of the workforce. Against this backdrop, this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton” sees […]

Read More
Neutralizing Amines in Hospital Boilers
January 25, 2024

In the complex world of hospital maintenance, how do steam boilers stay efficient and compliant amidst the labyrinth of water treatment regulations? The latest episode of the Chem-Aqua podcast “Water Solutions“ explores the role of neutralizing amines in preventing corrosion in hospital steam systems.  This episode highlights not just the science behind these compounds but […]

Read More
Greg Crumpton’s Entrepreneurial Journey in the HVAC Industry: From Tradesman to Skilled Trades Expert and Industry Leader
January 19, 2024

Greg Crumpton, a Skilled Trades Expert with over four decades of experience, shares his comprehensive journey in the HVAC industry. This video is a narrative of Crumpton’s personal growth and a guiding light for anyone aspiring to make a mark in the skilled trades, particularly in HVAC. Crumpton’s story is a testament to the […]

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