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My Excellent Adventure in Aviation

Ever wonder what goes on Behind The Scenes at an airport. I always did. Now I know. Lean in and let me share my new secrets with you. My colleague Kelly Yazdani and I went to visit the ramp team of a major airline in Florida on Friday May 24th. It all began last summer at the GSE - Ground Support Equipment - show in Las Vegas. Immediately after the show, a member of this airline’s maintenance team purchased two of our HiVis StayFrosty Vests for his two-man crew. He was so positively impressed that he introduced them - and, eventually, us - to the Station Manager for his airport.  Kelly then laid the ground work for our visit by meeting the airline's...

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Breakthrough! Check Out This Sweet Way to Keep Your Team's iPad from Overheating and Shutting Down

 iPads are designed to shut down when they overheat. They stay dark until they cool off. When that happens it can dramatically slow or even stop your business. Money’s lost! What if there were an efficient, streamlined way to keep your company’s iPads from overheating in the first place? A solution that would go right to your bottom line. Well, now there is just such a solution. Qore Performance developed IceCase. IceCase is a rugged and affordable iPad case that uses conductive cooling to keep iPads from overheating. Tested and now being used extensively in the Sun Belt summer heat, IceCase keeps iPads working in really, really hot working conditions, just as our IcePlate -- check it out! -- keeps...

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Do This to Keep Your iPads From Shutting Down From Overheating Ever Again

What if your team could cool an overheated iPad in under 20 seconds, instead of 5 - 15 minutes, putting it right back to work? Better yet - what if you could efficiently keep their iPads from overheating in the first place? Well, guess what? Now you can.   iPads: Love ‘em, don’t leave ‘em About three years ago the New York Times reported that “Nearly half of all iPads are now bought by corporations and governments.” iPads and iPhones are now the “preferred mobile computing devices for corporations.” Many workers, from quick-service restaurant employees to airline pilots to AgTech now rely on iPads to get their jobs done and keep management informed. Much better than paper. But … there’s...

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7 Ways to Keep Drive-Thru Workers Safe and Cool this Summer

Imagine it’s the middle of July. It’s close to 95 degrees and the humidity is close to 80%.  You have been standing outside in the Florida sun for 30 minutes. Sweat is dripping down your back. You have a smile on your face as you squint your eyes in the bright sun. Sound miserable? Chick-fil-A team members endure these conditions all summer long in an effort to provide outstanding service to drive-thru customers. Chick-fil-A prides itself on serving great food at great speeds with top notch customer interactions. Chick-fil-A also takes pride in the high level of care they give to their team members. In the summer heat, team members understandably try to avoid with the utmost gusto taking drive-thru shifts....

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Stay Cool Working on the Airline Ramp!

Today we are going to look closely at a day in the life of an Airline Ramp Agent. Ramp work can be, for lack of better terms, arduous.  Early morning shifts can start with sub-zero external temperatures in the winter and summer afternoon shifts on the hot tarmac rise well into the triple digits. One airline mechanic told me that they measured the tarmac to be 160+ degrees F mid-summer in Las Vegas. This job requires great strength and endurance: lifting bags, cleaning planes, dealing with sometimes delicate cargo, all while sticking to strict schedules and safety guidelines. Breaks often don’t happen because of the daily rush. Lunch is a maybe. A good schedule depends on seniority. Employee turnover is high....

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