In our next post in this series, we want to discuss causes of microbiological fouling. This type of fouling occurs when planktonic, or free floating bacteria, attach to surfaces throughout the cooling system. As they attach, the bacteria will form a slime barrier that is used to protect the bacteria and to enhance the ability to stay attached to the surface. This environment they produce also helps with growth of the bacteria as it is a stable surrounding that can provide the food and protection needed for the bacteria to flourish.
We’re back from another great AWT show. We really enjoyed meeting new water treatment professionals, seeing many of our terrific customers, and spending time in beautiful San Diego.
This year’s AWT was truly special. We were incredibly humbled and honored to be recognized by our peers, customers, and the AWT as the 2016 Supplier of the Year.
So, what does it mean to be named Supplier of The Year?
I am pleased to announce that Jeff Hobday has joined the QualiChem Water Treatment team as a Regional Business Manager for the Water Treatment Division effective September 2, 2016.
Jeff is responsible for new business development within the Water Treatment Division working with new clients as well as existing customers of QualiChem. Jeff also provides technical and product application support, customer training and on-site support to clients as needed to support their needs in growing their business.
QualiChem recently began construction of a new manufacturing facility which will serve as an expansion to our capacity in Salem, Virginia. The expansion, which totals approximately 24,000 sq. ft., will essentially double our footprint to allow for uninterrupted growth in our manufacturing well into the future. QualiChem will now have approximately 70,000 sq. ft. of office, lab, manufacturing, and warehouse space in the Salem, VA area.
CMS Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk
In an effort to keep you informed on the latest developments in the water treatment industry, QualiChem has summarized what you need to know to educate yourself and your customer in regards to the recently released Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) memorandum on Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facilities.
QualiChem is happy to announce that we recently opened a new water treatment manufacturing facility in Verdi, NV, located just outside of the Reno area. This manufacturing plant offers the same level of quality products as our plants in Salem, VA that QualiChem is known for and is managed by long term QualiChem staff that relocated from our Salem location. Since our last expansion, with a new facility in Salem, VA in 2017, QualiChem has had continued growth allowing for this West Coast expansion.
QualiChem recently opened a new Research Center in Salem, VA. This new facility contains expanded Laboratory space as well as additional Executive Offices and Boardroom. The Research Center Lab allows the company to better separate the manufacturing lab support functions from the product development lab activities. The Research Center also provides additional Executive office space to support the overall growth of the company.