Culligan Man keeping La Crosse Loggers umpires hydrated this summer

loggers-baseball-culliganBaseball and summer. Summer and baseball. They fit together naturally. And in Wisconsin, one collegiate summer baseball team is going to see a pretty familiar face hanging out around the ball diamond — ours.

Culligan of La Crosse has formed a partnership with the La Crosse Loggers baseball team, a member of the Northwoods League, and it’s going to prove to be pretty beneficial to the thirsty umpire.

During each home game, the Culligan Man will hand deliver cold, Culligan water to the umpire throughout the game. That’s a pretty important job! Someone needs to keep the umpires hydrated — they have important calls to make!

Opening night of the La Crosse Loggers season is Tuesday, May 27 against the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

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Driessen Culligan dealers gain recognition

culligan-water-logoDriessen Culligan dealers are making waves in the water filtration industry with several of its dealerships being recognized as top Culligan dealers in North America.

Way to go, team!

At the Culligan Dealers Association of North America (CDANA) convention earlier this month, five Driessen dealerships were given high honors. Culligan of Austin, Indianapolis, Northfield and Lafayette were each recognized as top dealers, while Culligan of Columbus, in Indiana, was awarded the E.J. Culligan Award. That award is reserved for the highest performing Culligan dealer in the country each year.

In other Driessen news, the company’s management team recently passed the Certified Water Specialist exam, which is administered by the Water Quality Association (WQA). The WQA says:

The WQA Professional Certification program helps consumers and employers identify individuals in the point-of-use/point-of-entry water quality improvement industry who have demonstrated a certified level of professional expertise and are dedicated to high professional standards.

WQA certification is a voluntary credentialing process. To achieve any WQA-certified title, the candidate must pass a comprehensive exam and accept the WQA Code of Ethics for the Water Quality Improvement Industry.

At Culligan, we hold ourselves to very high standards in our industry. Kudos to the Driessen team for continuing to make Culligan proud!

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Culligan of Detroit Sponsors Girls on the Run

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Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit

Culligan of Detroit will be keeping participants of the Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit fresh and hydrated when they serve as water sponsor for the event on May 18.

The event, held in downtown Ferndale, is part of the largest youth-focused 5k series in the world. It’s a celebratory, non-competitive event for girls and their friends and family in the greater Detroit area.

The objective of the program? To educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. For more information about the event, you can visit them on Facebook.

Kudos to our Culligan men and women in Detroit for helping out with such a wonderful cause in their community. We’re certain all the girls will have a great time, and definitely won’t be thirsty!

Good luck, girls!

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Does your water softener need an upgrade?

culligan-he-softenerIs your water softener outdated and inefficient? Is it costing you more money than necessary? When is the last time you had your water softener inspected? Now is as good a time as any.

Your water softener should be inspected once a year to assure it’s running properly and efficiently. If it is, you’re going to reap the benefits, the largest of which is soft water. But along with that soft water comes lower water and electric bills, easier cleaning, softer skin, hair and laundry, better-tasting water, and sparkling dishes.

But if your softener is old and inefficient, it’s time to consider an upgrade. The modern technology found in a high efficiency water softener is going to make an even bigger difference you can feel at home and in your wallet. The Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener, for example, is the world’s most efficient water softener. Why? Check out the benefits:

  • Low Maintenance - Automatic service notifications sent directly to your Culligan Man.
  • Lower Bills - Spend less every month on energy, water, detergents, shampoo, and more.
  • More Control - Custom water softness where you want it, automatically adjusted for how you use it most.

Is your softener ready for an upgrade? Follow this three-step process to find out:

First, look at your costs. Take a peek at your water and electric bills and your salt usage. Are you buying more salt because you have to fill the tank more often? If you’re seeing costs creep up, you’re using excess water. That’s a pretty big sign that your water softener is not as efficient as it could be.

Then, have your water softener inspected.  Call your local Culligan Man. He’ll inspect your water softener and test your home’s water quality. If there’s an issue, he’ll be able to provide you with solutions.

And lastly, make sure you understand modern technology. Water softeners used to be sized for the number of people in a home. Have your kids moved away to college? Are there fewer people using water at home? Your softener may be using more water and electricity than necessary. The Culligan HE can monitor for changes in water consumption, adjusting automatically.

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What are POU and POE filtration systems?

Culligan ManWhen it comes to water filtration, there are several options. Some you might know, others you’ve maybe not considered, but all of them easily explained by your local Culligan Man. They are the water experts, after all.

To help you better understand water filtration lingo, we’ll start with the basics. Water filtration products fall under two categories: point-of-entry and point-of-use. Do you know the difference?

We’ll make it easy for you:

Point-of-entry (POE) water filtration products are systems that treat all of the water used in a home or single building. Culligan offers a wide range of whole house water filters that deliver cleaner water to every tap and water appliance in the house.

Point-of-use (POU) water filtration products are systems designed to treat only the water coming from the tap or water appliances to which it is connected. Culligan has a number of point-of-use drinking water systems, such as reverse osmosis systems, faucet filters, plumbed-in single tap solutions including shower filters, drinking water coolers, and drinking water filtration. These can often serve more than one purpose, most commonly filtering water for a drinking water tap in the kitchen, plus an icemaker or refrigerator line.

Got questions? Call your Culligan Man to find out which solution is best for you.

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Culligan International Official Bottled Water Sponsor Of Hustle Up the Hancock

Chicago Event Raises Money for Lung Disease Research

ROSEMONT, Illinois – April 1, 2014 – Culligan® International is proud to partner with the Respiratory Health Association® as the official bottled water sponsor for the 17th Annual Hustle Up the Hancock event in Chicago.

Culligan International will keep over 4,000 climbers hydrated on April 13 in downtown Chicago as they race to the top of the John Hancock Center to raise money for lung disease research, advocacy and education. The water treatment company is providing several thousand bottles of water for the event that raises more than $1 million to promote healthy lungs and fight lung disease.

“We are honored to sponsor an event that benefits such a remarkable cause,” said Marty Armstrong, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Culligan International. “Lung disease is a prevalent issue that needs our attention. We are pleased to partner with Hustle Up the Hancock and be part of the fundraising efforts.”

Culligan International has been an industry-leader in water technology and treatment, including whole-house water filters, drinking water systems, bottle-free coolers, bottled water delivery, and water softeners for homes and businesses for more than 75 years.

For more information regarding Culligan International, please visit http://culligan.com or connect with us at http://facebook.com/culligan. For more information regarding Hustle Up the Hancock, visit http://hustleupthehancock.org. To learn more about the Respiratory Health Association, visit http://lungchicago.org.

 

Founded in 1936 by Emmett Culligan, Culligan continually develops new technologies to treat hard water and rid water contaminants. All products have been perfected through research and development, set standards in the water treatment industry and are used by homes and businesses worldwide.

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Culligan Nation Getting Creative on YouTube

Have you checked out Culligan Nation on YouTube? Head on over and see what we’re up to over there. We recently shared a couple new videos that help Culligan explain water filtration in a simpler, more fun way.

The first video shows not only how hard water gets into your home, but how it means more cleaning, more cleaning products, and build-up on water-using appliances and fixtures.

 

The second video also shows how hard water gets into your home, but focuses on the effect it has on your hair, skin and clothes.

 

Pretty neat, huh? Know someone who could benefit from a water softener? Educate by sharing!

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Culligan Dealer Appointed As President of Canadian Bottled Water Association

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Brockville, Ontario – March 13, 2014 – A new president has been appointed by The Canadian Bottled Water Association (CBWA). John Worsnop, plant operator of Eastern Ontario Water Technology d.b.a. Culligan of Eastern Ontario, has been chosen to lead the trade association.

Worsnop has dedicated the past fifteen years of his career to the development of the bottled water plant at Culligan Eastern Ontario Water Technology, and has spent the last several years serving on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Bottled Water Association promoting the industry on a much larger scale.

Worsnop is honored to be appointed as president. “I am very proud and excited to serve as the President of the Canadian Bottled Water Association,” said Worsnop. “Having worked at Culligan for over twenty years, the bottled water industry is a passion of mine.”

Worsnop is the first Culligan dealer to be president of the CBWA. As the new president, he believes safety and teamwork is the key to success. “It is all about being part of a team,” Worsnop said. “Whether it be the individuals at Culligan of Brockville I have been so fortunate to work with, or the dedicated individuals who serve on the CBWA staff, committees and Board of Directors, the primary goal is to ensure a safe product and environmental sustainability. The CBWA has always worked diligently with bottlers, suppliers, industry leaders and government to ensure the quality and safety of its product.”

For more information regarding Culligan of Eastern Ontario, visit http://culligan-water.com or connect at http://facebook.com/TheCulliganManCanada. For more information on the CBWA, visit http://cbwa.ca.

Founded in 1936 by Emmett Culligan, Culligan continually develops new technologies to treat hard water and rid water contaminants. All products have been perfected through research and development, set standards in the water treatment industry and are used by homes and businesses worldwide.

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Illinois Culligan Man teaches 7th graders about water treatment

Our Culligan men and women are in cities in towns across North America, and chances are, they’re out there doing good in their communities.

Last month, Culligan Man Erich Delang from Rock Valley Culligan in Loves Park, Ill., had a chance to make an impression on young minds. He was invited to Skyview Center School to teach the 7th grade science class all about water treatment.

“We had such a great time — what a great group of students! They even got to make their own mini water softeners,” he said about the experience.

Who would have thought learning about water treatment would be so fun? We bet those 7th graders didn’t! It’s never too early to spread the good word about Culligan’s water treatment. Thanks for stepping up to the plate, Rock Valley Culligan!


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Tips from Culligan: How to drink enough water each day

Drink Culligan waterOur lives are busy. Sometimes it’s easy to forget to drink water throughout the day. Have you ever reached the end of your day and realized you haven’t had any water? It’s likely you feel it. Dehydration has all kinds of nasty side effects — fatigue, headaches, irritability. However, the benefits of staying on top of your hydration are worth the effort to keep great-tasting Culligan water close at hand.

If you have a tough time remembering to drink water throughout the day, try some of these tips:

  • Set a calendar alert either on your phone or your computer for a certain time each day. “Quick! Drink a glass of water” every day at 10 a.m. is a good way to remind yourself.
  • Create a goal. Set a goal to drink four full glasses of water during the work day and keep track on a c
    hart. Sometimes the simple act of checking off a tally is motivation enough to get there.
  • Make it easy — keep an insulated water bottle full on your desk and take sips from it all day.
  • Get competitive. Make a bet with a friend or coworker to see who can drink more water throughout the course of the day.
  • Drink one glass of water before dinner and another after dinner. Drinking a full glass before snacking can also keep you from eating to much.

Hopefully you’ve got Culligan water at home, and if you don’t have access at work, talk to the powers that be about Culligan Bottled Water Coolers or Bottle-Free Coolers. Because as we always say, drinking eight glasses of water a day is only good if your water is!

 

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