Sources of Phosphorus Contamination

One of the many areas targeted by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the reduction of phosphorus/phosphate levels.  This is a particularly important part of the initiative as these chemicals provide the nutrient for massive populations of algae that can foul whole sections of lakes. The major source of phosphorus/phosphate affecting the Great Lakes is...
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IRMCO GEL 20 Year Anniversary

Imagine a time when machine operators needed to wear a rain slicker and equipment needed to sit on a 3” deep collection pan full of lubricant.  It was 1997 and the typical mandrel tube bending shop.  That was the tube bending universe before IRMCO invented the worlds first Gel bending lubricant. 20 years has passed and...
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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is an incredibly important and expansive undertaking. Simply put, it’s a governmentally directed effort to improve the water quality of the Great Lakes and to curtail and/or eliminate invasive plant and animal species. This plan is an effort to address over a century of intentional and unintentional contamination of the...
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