Archive for July, 2012
Tweet Myron L Meters thanks Dalscorp engineering consultants of Brunswick, Maine, proud owners of a new Ultrapen PT1 conductivity/TDS/salinity pen. ULTRAPEN PT1 Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Pen. This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include the ability to select from 3 different solution types that [...]
Myron L Meters thanks Dalscorp engineering consultants of Brunswick, Maine, proud owners of a new Ultrapen PT1 conductivity/TDS/salinity pen.
The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. This benefits system traces its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. The Pilgrims passed a law which stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony.
The Continental Congress of 1776 encouraged enlistments during the Revolutionary War by providing pensions for soldiers who were disabled. Direct medical and hospital care given to veterans in the early days of the Republic was provided by the individual States and communities. In 1811, the first domiciliary and medical facility for veterans was authorized by the Federal Government. In the 19th century, the Nation’s veterans assistance program was expanded to include benefits and pensions not only for veterans, but also their widows and dependents.
After the Civil War, many State veterans homes were established. Since domiciliary care was available at all State veterans homes, incidental medical and hospital treatment was provided for all injuries and diseases, whether or not of service origin. Indigent and disabled veterans of the Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, and Mexican Border period as well as discharged regular members of the Armed Forces were cared for at these homes.
Congress established a new system of veterans benefits when the United States entered World War I in 1917. Included were programs for disability compensation, insurance for service persons and veterans, and vocational rehabilitation for the disabled. By the 1920s, the various benefits were administered by three different Federal agencies: the Veterans Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions of the Interior Department, and the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.
The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the President to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans.” The three component agencies became bureaus within the Veterans Administration. Brigadier General Frank T. Hines, who directed the Veterans Bureau for seven years, was named as the first Administrator of Veterans Affairs, a job he held until 1945.
The VA health care system has grown from 54 hospitals in 1930, to include 152 hospitals; 800 community based outpatient clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 domiciliaries. VA health care facilities provide a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care. The responsibilities and benefits programs of the Veterans Administration grew enormously during the following six decades. World War II resulted in not only a vast increase in the veteran population, but also in large number of new benefits enacted by the Congress for veterans of the war. The World War II GI Bill, signed into law on June 22, 1944, is said to have had more impact on the American way of life than any law since the Homestead Act of 1862. Further educational assistance acts were passed for the benefit of veterans of the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Era, Persian Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
In 1973, the Veterans Administration assumed another major responsibility when the National Cemetery System (except for Arlington National Cemetery) was transferred to the Veterans Administration from the Department of the Army. The Agency was charged with the operation of the National Cemetery System, including the marking of graves of all persons in national and State cemeteries (and the graves of veterans in private cemeteries, upon request) as well and administering the State Cemetery Grants Program. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established as a Cabinet-level position on March 15, 1989. President Bush hailed the creation of the new Department saying, “There is only one place for the veterans of America, in the Cabinet Room, at the table with the President of the United States of America.”
In 2009, President Obama appointed Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to lead a massive transformation of the VA into a high-performing 21st century organization that can better serve Veterans. Under the leadership of Secretary Shinseki, the VA has adopted three guiding principles to govern the changes underway, namely being people-centric, results-driven, and forward-looking. These principles are reflected in the 16 major initiatives that serve as a platform from which transformation is being executed.
The 16 major initiatives are:
Eliminating Veteran homelessness
Enabling 21st century benefits delivery and services
Automating GI Bill benefits
Creating Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record
Improving Veterans’ mental health
Building Veterans Relationship Management capability to enable convenient, seamless interactions
Designing a Veteran-centric health care model to help Veterans navigate the health care delivery system and receive coordinated care
Enhancing the Veteran experience and access to health care
Ensuring preparedness to meet emergent national needs
Developing capabilities and enabling systems to drive performance and outcomes.
Establishing strong VA management infrastructure and integrated operating model
Transforming human capital management
Performing research and development to enhance the long-term health and well-being of Veterans
Optimizing the utilization of VA’s Capital portfolio by implementing and executing the Strategic Capital Investment Planning (SCIP) process
Improving the quality of health care while reducing cost
Transforming health care delivery through health informatics
Myron L Meters is proud to do business with the VA.
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Tweet [[posterous-content:pid___0]] Essential Expertise for Water, Energy and Air Nalco is an Ecolab company. With 2011 annualized sales of $11 billion and more than 38,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. [...]
Essential Expertise for Water, Energy and Air
Nalco is an Ecolab company. With 2011 annualized sales of $11 billion and more than 38,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries.
Water and Process Services
Our Water and Process Services Division encompasses two main segments – Paper Services, serving the pulp and paper industries, and Water Services, which focuses on customers across various industrial and institutional markets. In both segments, we provide water, air and process applications that combine environmental benefits with economic gains for our customers, typically, water and energy savings, maintenance and capital expenditure avoidance, and product quality improvements.
Innovative treatment of boiler water, cooling water, influent, and wastewater, as well as practical solutions for process improvements and pollutant control, allow our customers to capture myriad benefits. Our Water segment serves the aerospace, chemical, pharmaceutical, mining and primary metals, power, food and beverage, medium and light manufacturing, marine and pulp and papermaking industries, as well as institutional customers such as hospitals, universities, commercial buildings and hotels. Our Paper segment offers a comprehensive portfolio of programs used in all principal steps of the papermaking process and across all grades of paper, including graphic, board and packaging, and tissue and towel.
Tweet [[posterous-content:pid___0]] NV Energy has served citizens in northern Nevada for over 150 years, and southern Nevada since 1906. Nevada Power, Sierra Pacific Power and Sierra Pacific Resources merged in July 1999 to create one of the fastest growing energy companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2008, both subsidiaries began doing business [...]
NV Energy has served citizens in northern Nevada for over 150 years, and southern Nevada since 1906. Nevada Power, Sierra Pacific Power and Sierra Pacific Resources merged in July 1999 to create one of the fastest growing energy companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2008, both subsidiaries began doing business as NV Energy signaling our commitment to serving Nevada’s energy needs. Our service area covers 45,592 square miles of the fastest growing state in the U.S.
We provide electricity to 2.4 million electric citizens throughout Nevada as well as a state tourist population exceeding 40 million annually. Among the many communities we serve are Las Vegas, Reno-Sparks, Henderson, and Elko. We also provide natural gas to more than 145,000 citizens in the Reno-Sparks area.
Our three-part energy strategy includes making investments that enable our customers to reduce energy usage; expanding renewable energy initiatives and adding clean, efficient generation and related transmission infrastructure.
NV Energy is also dedicated to making our community a better place. Across Nevada, our employees, retirees and their families volunteered 24,000 hours of their own time to various organizations. The total dollar value for NV Energy’s employee volunteer efforts for 2010 is estimated to be $500,400 (24,000 hours x $20.85).
Additionally in 2010, through corporate and employee gifts NV Energy contributed approximately $1.3 million statewide to United Way. This level of giving made NV Energy the largest corporate and employee supporter of the United Way of Southern Nevada and the United Way of Northern Nevada.
Contributions to the Community
2010 Total Payroll $259,390,908
Property Taxes — Nevada
Franchise Utility & Business License Fees — Nevada
Nevada Business Tax
Nevada Mill Tax (paid to PUCN)
Universal Energy Charge
Use Taxes Paid to State of Nevada
Total Dollars paid in Taxes $214,792,188
2010 Peak Load (in Megawatts)
Peak Generating Capacity (in Megawatts)
Northern Nevada — Electric
Commercial and Street Lights 44,673
Public Authorities 0
Northern Nevada — Electric TOTAL 321,793
Southern Nevada — Electric
Commercial and Street Lights 102,255
Public Authorities 66
Southern Nevada –Electric TOTAL 835,900
NEVADA TOTAL 1,157,693
Northern Nevada — Gas
Nevada — Gas TOTAL 151,739
Miles of Transmission Line 3,869
Service Territory Square Miles 45,592
Percent of Nevada Residents Served 93
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Tweet Our History More than 70 years of innovation In 2001 Jennie-O Foods and The Turkey Store Company merged under Hormel Foods Corporation to become the brand you know today—Jennie-O Turkey Store. What began as the visions of two entrepreneurs has turned into one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of turkey products. The [...]
More than 70 years of innovation
In 2001 Jennie-O Foods and The Turkey Store Company merged under Hormel Foods Corporation to become the brand you know today—Jennie-O Turkey Store. What began as the visions of two entrepreneurs has turned into one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of turkey products.
The vision for today’s brand can be traced back to our founding fathers—Earl B. Olson and Wallace Jerome.
Earl B. Olson, Founder of Jennie-O Foods
Earl B. Olson is considered an icon in the turkey business. His tireless efforts and forward thinking helped propel Jennie-O Turkey Store and the turkey industry to what it is today.
1940: Earl starts raising turkeys while managing a small creamery.
1949: Earl purchased his first turkey processing plant, Farmer’s Produce Company, in Willmar, Minnesota.
1950: Dairy and other poultry products are phased out to focus solely on turkey.
1953: Earl converts Farmer’s Produce to a USDA-inspected turkey plant and names the brand Jennie-O®—after his daughter, Jennifer.
1954: Jennie-O purchases a second plant and seeks international distribution.
1963: Earl’s son, Charles, joins the sales staff.
1971: Jennie-O becomes Jennie-O Foods.
1973: The Willmar Avenue plant and corporate office are built to accommodate expanding processing capabilities.
1974: Charles becomes president of Jennie-O.
1984: Jennie-O Foods is among the first to develop the turkey hot dog, using a top-secret seasoning recipe and a custom-built, continuous oven stretching 100-feet long.
1986: Jennie-O Foods becomes part of Hormel Foods Corporation.
Wallace Jerome, Founder of The Turkey Store Company
Wallace Jerome is remembered as a visionary who made countless contributions to the innovation of the turkey industry.
1922: At age 13, Wallace begins raising turkeys.
1941: Wallace founds The Turkey Store Company, an early leader in the industry.
1951: Wallace purchases a second plant and names it Badger Turkey Industries. This facility is the first federally inspected, cooked-turkey processing plant in Wisconsin.
1964: Badger Turkey Industries becomes Jerome Foods.
1974: Wallace’s son, Jerry, joins the company as executive vice president.
1980: Jerry is named president of The Turkey Store Company.
2001: The Turkey Store Company becomes part of Hormel Foods Corporation.
A recognized leader in turkey.
At Jennie-O Turkey Store, we believe that eating well shouldn’t come at the cost of taste. And since 1940, we’ve been in the business of delivering on that mantra. From deli meats to whole turkeys to ground turkey and sausages, we offer more than 1500 products and recipes that make it easy to eat well.
Our history, mission and ongoing commitment to innovation make Jennie-O Turkey Store what we are today—a recognized name in turkey products worldwide.
Based in Willmar, Minnesota
Owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL)
Distributed in 27 countries
Nearly 7,000 employees
A recognized leader in the turkey industry for 70+ years
Myron L Meters is proud to do business with Jennie-O Turkey.
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