Portacool, LLC Helps Companies Combat the Negative Effects of Heat on Productivity

Portable Cooling Solutions Can Aid Industrial & Outdoor Workers

Greg Olson and the team at Washington Iron Works in Texas utilize Portacool portable evaporative coolers to keep the heavy machine shop cool, alleviating worker safety and productivity concerns in the heat. (Photo: Business Wire)

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CENTER, Texas--()--Productivity is crucial in today’s business climate. Moving faster and more efficiently often contributes to a company’s success or failure. In unairconditioned facilities or outdoors, excessive heat and heat-related stress can dramatically slow workers down. Portacool is working to educate business owners and managers about the need for keeping work environments cool to limit the strain on productivity when temperatures outside are uncomfortably hot.

“NASA studies in plants have shown that as temperatures rise over 85 degrees Fahrenheit, output drops by 18 percent and accuracy suffers due to a 40 percent increase in errors,” says Thomas Morrison, Director of Marketing for Portacool. “A cool working environment isn’t an extravagance, it is a necessity to combat the toll taken on the worker and the company’s bottom line.”

Greg Olson, Heavy Machine Shop Supervisor at Washington Iron Works located in Sherman, Texas, found this to be true in the company’s massive metal building. Working on everything from crankshaft services to engine overhauls for oil and gas customers, his crew had trouble concentrating and found it tough to keep up in the heat.

“We bake when it is over 90 degrees outside and air conditioning in our setting just isn’t possible,” Olson said. “We use four Portacool coolers and run them 10-12 hours a day to create circulation across the building without issues with rust or corrosion of any kind – which is key in our line of business.”

As record-breaking temperatures continue to make an impact this summer, Portacool portable evaporative coolers provide a cost-effective, mobile option for cooling spaces up to 5,500 square feet to achieve cooling where needed the most.

About Portacool

Portacool, LLC is the worldwide manufacturing leader in the portable evaporative cooling industry providing cooling solutions that protect against heat stress and discomfort in hard-to-cool spaces. The company is dedicated to worksite safety, productivity, sustainability and social responsibility by providing a variety of cooling products “When Comfort Counts™”. Headquartered in Center, Texas for more than 25 years, Portacool products are made in the USA with domestic and global parts. To learn more or find a retailer, nationally or internationally, go to www.portacool.com or reach live support at 888-695-2942.

Contacts

for Portacool, LLC
Melodie Elliott, 214-373-1601 Ext. 271
melliott@sunwestpr.com

Release Summary

Worker productivity can be affected by record heat. Portacool evaporative coolers provide a portable cooling solution to aid productivity and safety.

Contacts

for Portacool, LLC
Melodie Elliott, 214-373-1601 Ext. 271
melliott@sunwestpr.com