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How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Effecting the Construction Industry

How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Effecting the Construction Industry

By: Donnie Hirschfield, Vice President of RK Steel The United States is the world’s largest importer of steel, importing approximately 35 million metric tons last year, which accounted for 33% of all steel used in the entire country. Nearly 60% of this total imported steel originates from five countries, 25% of which comes from Canada […]

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PROPER DISPOSAL OF OIL AND GAS SALT WATER

PROPER DISPOSAL OF OIL AND GAS SALT WATER

SALT WATER ORIGINATION The process of oil and gas production creates millions of gallons of hazardous brine, also known as salt water, every day. This salt water contains various chemicals for extracting impurities out of the oil and gas and has an extremely high salt content, making it dangerous. As the purified oil and gas are […]

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The Importance of Representative Groundwater Sampling

The Importance of Representative Groundwater Sampling

By: Steven Cummings, RK Water Account Executive  In the second installment of “Understanding Dewatering,” we’re diving into the importance of representative groundwater sampling — one of the most undervalued aspects of temporary dewatering. According to Pinyon Environmental, “The groundwater chemistry data collected for permit applications is often flawed because the collection techniques don’t adequately mimic […]

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HOW FACILITIES MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE LONG-TERM BUSINESS GOALS

HOW FACILITIES MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE LONG-TERM BUSINESS GOALS

By: Chris Westlake, VP of RK Service In recent years, service providers have started offering facilities management partnerships—a much more comprehensive level of operations management than a variety of one-time services. This type of partnership transcends standard service agreements. An effective facilities management partner can help you achieve long-term business goals, including: Reduced operational expenses […]

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TOP REASONS STEAM BOILERS REQUIRE FEED WATER PRETREATMENT

TOP REASONS STEAM BOILERS REQUIRE FEED WATER PRETREATMENT

By Dan Inman, Sales Manager, RK Water The use of steam boilers for industries in the U.S. is essential, especially when you consider they are used in highly monitored industries including food and beverage processing, medical facilities, power generation and sanitation. One of the main components in a successfully functioning steam boiler is the quality […]

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4 PILLARS REQUIRED FOR DEWATERING YOUR NEXT PROJECT

4 PILLARS REQUIRED FOR DEWATERING YOUR NEXT PROJECT

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of RK Water’s “Understanding Dewatering” series. By Steven Cummings, RK Water Account Executive Before and during the excavation phase, project developers, architects, general contractors and other project partners take many considerations into account when planning the groundwork for a project including soil analysis, solar angles and other site-specific […]

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