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Texas lawmakers look to Gulf to meet state water needs
Texas Tribune
The drought is ongoing, lakes and aquifers are emptying, yet people keep moving to Texas. State lawmakers recently discussed looking to the Gulf of Mexico as a new source of water that, though expensive, might help slake the state's growing thirst. "This is a drought-proof water insurance policy for Texas at a time when it needs it most," said Stefan Schuster, the water resources strategy lead for MWH, a company hired by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority to analyze the feasibility of seawater desalination.
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Clay bars: An important detailing tool
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Prior to the wax or polish process, a vehicle needs to start with a completely clean surface. Surface contamination is difficult to clean or polish. An auto detailing clay bar is an important detailing tool that is extremely effective at removing common contaminants such as paint overspray, tree sap and road soils from paint on a vehicle.
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Wash loyalty: System innovations beyond RFID readers
Auto Laundry News
Every industry that has competition finds new growth in one thing — innovation. Innovation seeps into every segment and category of business and is essential to sustaining long-term growth. So it should come as no surprise that, whether it is the high-tech world of Apple and Google or the car wash industry, innovation drives leaders to create improved methods and systems for their customers. When car wash manufacturers set out to innovate and change the game for loyalty programs, they set their sights on the previous high-water technology mark — Radio-Frequency Identification tags.
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Increasing power, conserving energy
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Many car washes have seen business improve as the economy slowly recovers. However, things may never get back to "normal" or how they were before the recession. Washes and other businesses must learn how to adapt to a new customer base as well as new ways of operating, which can include discovering smart ways to cut back on costs.
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Risk management — Identify, eliminate, mitigate, and control
Auto Laundry News
For most car wash owners, the concept of risk management begins and ends with the purchase of an insurance policy. But risk management encompasses much more than simply buying insurance. A true risk management plan involves identifying the risks, eliminating any risks that can be eliminated, controlling the risks that can’t be eliminated, and then insuring or retaining those remaining risks. The basic strategy of any plan should be to retain or self-insure small risks and insure large potentially catastrophic risks.
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Fuel pump issues cause more auto recalls
PropertyCasualty360
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced recalls for two auto manufacturers whose fuel pumps could cause vehicles to stall without warning.
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Glass half-full or half-empty? Maybe it's time to get a pitcher
By Jessica Taylor
Is your glass half-full or half-empty? This question has been used for decades to emphasize the difference between negative and positive thinking. It's the tool that's used to describe two type of people — optimists and pessimists. With all of the reasons people can get down on themselves and become pessimists, it doesn't mean they should — or that you should let them. Psychologist and CEO of Good Think Inc., Shawn Achor, has seen negativity in organizations and argues that you can change people's brain waves to become more positive — and ultimately more productive.
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Mister Car Wash buys again in Abilene, Texas
Auto Laundry News
Mister Car Wash has announced the acquisition of Four Seasons Car Wash & Lube in Abilene, Texas. The company already operates two express car washes there and will now offer its customers a complete range of services by adding this third, full‐service location to its holdings.
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