Nationwide Boiler will have a table at this year’s Industrial Emissions Conference presented by the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO). The conference begins next week, July 30 and is being held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC.
In addition to our exhibition, our very own Bill Testa will be presenting on the topic of California’s current boiler NOx control requirements. The Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program recently transitioned to a command-and-control regulatory structure, requiring Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT). In addition, implementation of BARCT has been expedited and must occur by 2023 due to AB617.
Nationwide Boiler has been in discussions with two prominent air regarding the best possible solution for users that are part of the RECLAIM program. Bill will be educating and informing attendees on these solutions at the upcoming meeting.
If you will be at the conference next week, be sure to find Bill and Jim Barbeau at table #14.
As part of their ongoing Webinar Series, Ethanol Producers Magazine has teamed up with Siemens and will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, July 24th at 2:00pm CDT. The webinar is titled, “Cogeneration for the Ethanol Industry: Optimizing Plant Efficiency and Reliability Through Innovative Solutions”.
This informative webinar will discuss the challenges of cogeneration within the ethanol industry, the benefits of collaborations through unique partnerships, and the technical solutions available. In addition, Siemens will address power reliability and resiliency, higher thermal efficiency, reduced emissions, reduced operational expenses, enhanced control, partnership opportunities, and the solutions that Siemens can provide.
With ethanol production taking place in over 123 countries, Siemens has provided and installed more than 198 steam turbines within the worldwide ethanol industry. Their customer-first focus strives to provide innovative answers to the ever-challenging customer needs.
Register today to take part in this webinar and learn about the many innovative solutions provided by the team at Siemens.
Only July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, marking the birth of American Independence.
Take some time today to celebrate all that is great about America. And remember, as Albert Einstein once said, "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ―Winston Churchill
Nationwide Boiler’s 38th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was one for the books. We started off the week with a practice round at the Spyglass Hill Golf Course, with 48 golfers competing in a scramble and ‘Bushwood Ball’ competition. This led us to our welcoming banquet where guests dressed up in themed attire, based off of the movie “Caddyshack”. With gophers and baby ruth candy bars at each table, and a sign that read, “Welcome to the Bushwood Country Club” upon entry to the banquet hall, the theme was in full effect.
Guests enjoyed drinks, mingled, and purchased raffle tickets during the cocktail hour in the new Fairway One Room at Pebble Beach. Dinner consisted of a clam bake buffet with mouthwatering lobster, oysters, prime rib, and more, followed by a number of choices for desert. At the end of the night, President Larry Day, or Judge Smales for the evening, announced the scramble & ‘Bushwood Ball’ winners, along with our big winner that evening, Steve Graves from Campbell-Sevey. Mr. Graves won the “Raffle of a Lifetime” prize; a golf stay & play package at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, including $600 in airfare.
Bright and early the next morning hole signs were set out on the green and guests arrived to check-in for the big day of golf. Golfers had the opportunity to buy in for the “Best Ball” prize (a 50/50 style competition), purchase mulligans, and receive their thank-you gift, a Pebble Beach golf towel. As foursomes finished up at the 18th-hole, scorecards were collected and golfers had time to relax and socialize at the scoring room as other foursomes completed the course. That evening, over 100 guests arrived at the Pebble Beach Room for the awards banquet and ceremony, where additional fundraising activities were held. This included a card raffle with a $1,000 prize, and both silent and live auction events.
The food was delicious, the speakers were fantastic, and the event was a huge success. At the end of the evening, Nationwide Boiler’s Bill Testa announced our tournament winners: Miles Freeman from HTS brought home first place in the callaway division, Mike Moore from MG Sales brought home first place in the Handicap division, and our overall low gross winner was Jordan Bliss. The big winners, however, were Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area and the ABMA Scholarship fund. Nationwide President, Larry Day, announced at the end of the night that we raised at least $50,000 for the charities. Our final donation amount was $51,435, and a check was cut for each charity in the amount of $25,717.50.
It is truly a joy hosting such a great event with such friendly and generous people. We look forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come.
Save the date! Next year’s tournament is scheduled for May 8 – 9, 2019 and will coincide with Pebble Beach’s Centennial Anniversary and the return of the US Open Championship in June, which will make the course conditions for our tournament much tougher (i.e. narrow fairways and longer rough). It is surely an event you won’t want to miss!