Star News Covers ACSC’ Employee, Collin McClearn’s, Road to Recovery in Hampstead, NC.

 

ACSC employee, Collin McClearn, is adjusting to his new life in Hampstead, NC. Collin was tragically injured in February 2017 and has completed six weeks of rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a private hospital that specializes in rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries. The local Wilmington newspaper, Star News, covered Collin’s story (link below).

Collin’s fiance, Briana, created a GoFundMe page following the crash to assist with medical costs. A fundraising event is being planned on July 15 at Capt’n Bills Backyard Grill & Volleyball Facility in Wilmington, NC.

We encourage our customers, partners and employees to support Collin any way you can. We love and miss you Collin, and we are glad to see you back home with your family!

http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170518/hampstead-man-paralyzed-in-crash-enjoys-fatherhood-adjusts-to-life-in-wheelchair

ACSC & Singer Valve Hosts Lunch & Learns in South Carolina!

A.C. Schultes of Carolina and Singer Valve recently hosted two Lunch & Learns in South Carolina. ACSC is an exclusive dealer for Singer Valve in the Carolinas. Singer Valve designs and manufactures automatic control valves for the global water industry. The Lunch & Learn is a one one to two hour educational seminar and lunch hosted by A.C. Schultes of Carolina and Singer Valve. Topics include the maintenance and inspection of automatic control valves (pressure reducing, pressure relief/sustaining, altitude and pump control valves).

Some interesting topic points include: removable stem caps, stem extensions, isolation valves, rolling diaphragms, pressure head examples, drawdown differences on elevated storage tanks, magnetic flow technology, bonnet alignment, spiralock tap design and more! Attendees even get some hands-on training and disassemble and rebuild a 4″ valve in less than 15 minutes.

There were several good questions from attendees about SPI, lining, strainers and the difference between altitude valves and other valves pilot systems. Singer Valve Account Sales Manager, Todd Philbeck, showcased Metro-H20 on the Singer Valve website including several valve animations – single flow capabilities, pressure reducing valve as well as the online valve sizing guide as well.

Attendees included regional water operators, utility managers and mechanical engineers (City of Florence, Marlboro Water, Hanna Engineering, Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority, Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority, Georgetown County Water & Sewer District, City of Myrtle Beach, City of Conway and more).

We would like to thank the folks with the City of Florence and Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority for allowing us to use their facilities to host these events.

Florence, SC 04/12/2017

Conway, SC 04/13/2017

ACSC is a Proud Gold Sponsor for the Cape Fear Golf Course Superintendent Association!

A.C. Schultes of Carolina (ACSC) recently attended the Southeastern Turf Conference hosted by the Cape Fear Golf Course Superintendent Association (CFGCSA) at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC on Monday March 27th, 2017. ACSC is a proud 2017 Gold Sponsor for the CFGCSA. ACSC employees and family also enjoyed an afternoon of golf after the training sessions.

ACSC Speaks at Several NCRWA CEU Training Days in Early 2017!

A.C. Schultes of Carolina’s Production Manager, Randy Hudson, presented at several North Carolina Rural Water Association (NCRWA) CEU training days throughout eastern NC.

Randy discusses well construction, rehabilitation and brings up several interesting points in his presentation including: the recovery of the Black Creek aquifer since the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use restrictions took place several years ago, the correlation between well depth and screen amount, showcases well screen and gravel pack examples (including new SiLibead technology), open hole well designs in limestone formations, well efficiency and maintenance guidelines, the differences between redevelopment methods and more. Randy also plays several videos including a high velocity jetting demo!

There were several great questions from attendees including well static pressure differences in each aquifer, entrance velocity comparisons for well screen and gallon per minute (gpm) needs. We would like to thank NCRWA for hosting us at the trainings, and we enjoy meeting water operators from all over NC!