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HVAC Industry

AHR Expo’s Promising Outlook for the HVAC Industry This Year

The HVAC industry can expect to see some exciting changes this year after the 2023 AHR Expo concluded in Atlanta earlier this month. The three-day event, held from Feb. 6-8, featured over 1,800 participating companies and their displays, along with over 35,000 attendees. The promising direction that the HVAC industry is headed in will offer […]


A History Made by Its People with Michelle Bauer and Henry Denton

Twenty-seven years is a long time between friends. Michelle Bauer and Henry Denton should know; that’s how long each has been with Portacool, back when it was part of the General Shelters Group. Bauer, an Engineering Projects Coordinator, and Denton, an Engineer at Portacool, talked about Portacool’s rich history and the many changes along its […]


The Rising Growth of Portable Evaporative Coolers

There is a growing demand for commercial cooling solutions, as indicated by the past two years. Industry experts say the evaporative cooling market hit $5.76 Billion in 2021, which they expect to reach $8.41 Billion by 2027. It’s evident; the market isn’t cooling off any time soon. Ben Wulf, President & CEO of Portacool, LLC, […]

Cool Solutions: Internationally Dealing Cooling Portacool Products in Europe

While the cooling (and heating) business is quite a niche area, a Portuguese-based company has found success in the field thanks to its relationship with Portacool — a Texas-based portable cooling manufacturer. In the latest episode of the podcast “Keep Kuul with Portacool,” host Tyler Kern interviewed Nuno Couceiro, the CEO of Ameno — a […]

Portacool Cooling

Keep Kuul: The Cost of Heat Stress and Heat Injuries in the Military and the Correlation to Civilian Occupations.

Shon Wainscott, National Accounts Manager at Portacool, sees a direct correlation between keeping cool in the military and keeping cool on the job. Wainscott spent fifteen years serving in the Army, the bulk of that time in the infantry. He spoke about his experiences with Tyler Kern and why it’s essential to have the proper […]

Keep Kuul with Portacool: Chilling the Middle East and North Africa

People in the U.S. know Portacool and their line of evaporative coolers, but Portacool is also a chilling force in 56 other countries. Ziad Ibrahim, Regional Sales Manager for Portacool’s Middle East and North Africa Segments, dropped by to talk about the unique cooling needs of this region of the globe. The challenge for the […]

Keep Kuul with Portacool: Heat Stress Comes Full Circle

Keeping employees safe, cool, and productive is essential in any work environment. The role heat stress plays was the topic of this episode of Keep Kuul with Portacool. Tyler Kern reached out to Klint Barton, Regional Manager for Automotive, Southeast Division at Portacool for his perspective. Barton understands the seriousness of heat stress because he […]

Keep Kuul: Mexico, A Unique Market

Keeping spaces cool is critical in many different environments. Traditional ways to do this, such as with AC fans can be expensive and inefficient. In looking at the markets that Portacool serves, these statements are true for the unique case of Mexico. Keep Kuul host Tyler Kern spoke with Leo Martinez, National Accounts Manager for […]

How Evaporative Cooling Affects You

  Evaporative cooling intersects with just about everyone in multiple ways each day, yet many don’t recognize or know about this. Keep It Cool host Tyler Kern spoke with Cody Weeks, Sales Manager at Portacool, about the topic. “The simplest form of evaporative cooling is sweating, which we all do. It’s the reduction of temperature […]

Cooling Fans Help LA Manufacturer Fight the Heat

Heat is a threat to many worksites across the country. While there’s no way to eliminate it, companies can be proactive about keeping workers safe. That’s exactly the mantra of Craig Williams, Safety and Security Manager at Omni Specialty Packaging, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of lubricants and chemicals for the automotive and industrial sectors. […]

Chillin’ at Texas Motor Speedway with Portable Cooling Solutions

  Fast cars and hot days and nights; that’s how they do it at Texas Motor Speedway. Entertainment is the name of the game, but giving guests and fans a comfortable experience is the goal, no matter the event. Steven French, Senior Director of Business Development for Texas Motor Speedway, spoke to host Tyler Kern […]

Keep Kuul: Powerful Cooling Solutions to Keep Your Employees Comfortable

  As the weather across the country shifts to the warmer seasons, Todd Waldhauser, Director of Sales at Portacool, stopped by to talk to host Tyler Kern about keeping employees cool and comfortable when that thermometer begins to rise. And, as Waldhauser reminded Kern, temperature control is a year-round concern. Even if it’s cool outside, […]

How Do Portable Cooling Solutions Handle the Heat?

Sunny South Florida is known for many things – nightlife, beaches, great food, and more – but it’s also known for some at-times-overwhelming heat and humidity. It comes with the territory, but that doesn’t always mean residents and visitors alike don’t want to keep cool. That’s why, for this episode of Keep Kuul, a Portacool […]

Adopting an Insights-Driven Approach to Innovation

When it comes to innovation, Portacool depends on insights from the market, including end-users, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. To discuss how they incorporate the market and customer voice into their brand, Keep Cool host Tyler Kern spoke with John Mays, Director of Product Management & Development. “Being insights-driven means we’re listening to what the market is […]

Keep Kuul: Maintaining Production Excellence from Assembly to Delivery

A company’s production processes must be the best to deliver best-in-class products. Joshua Sanford may be new to the Portacool family, but he knows work excellence when he sees it. Sanford, Portacool’s Manager of Production Engineering, spoke about the philosophy that helps produce quality products that serve as the cooling industry’s benchmark. The team culture […]

Keep Kuul: Developing a Customer Service-Centered Culture

It’s easy for companies to claim a commitment to culture, but how many of them actually practice and uphold their values in their day-to-day operations? And for the organizations that do, what are some ways to help ensure those values stick? Ben Wulf, the CEO of Portacool in east Texas, answers these questions and more […]