Construction Corner

August 8, 2016

Did you know that basin selection and sizing is as critical to pump life as the hydraulics are?  In the wastewater industry, it is common to spend a good deal of time time sizing a sump, effluent or sewage pump and thoughtfully selecting the proper controls for the app...

August 1, 2016

Last week we discussed selection criteria for general purpose drains.  One type of drain that is popular due to it’s effectiveness in collecting surface runoff is linear (or trench) drainage.  Trench drains are extremely advantageous due to their ability to be installe...

July 25, 2016

Believe it or not, not all drains (or should I say drain types) are created equal.  While the standard “shower drain” is the default choice for most applications, we often see issues with drains in the field long after the job warranty period is over.  This sometimes r...

July 20, 2016

It’s happened to many of us.  You’re watching TV or come home after a trip to the grocery store only to be distracted by a buzzing or chirping sound coming from the outside of your house (or maybe your basement).  “What IS that?” you wonder.  You search out the so...

July 11, 2016

We hear it all the time...

"We can't wait 2 weeks." 

"We're pouring tomorrow!" 

"What do you mean this is 'special'...it's in the catalog!" 

There are multiple reasons for longer than desired lead-times from manufacturers:

Slow Moving Items:

While many manufacturers plan...

July 5, 2016

It's been a long, strenuous, journey, but we're FINALLY here.  Relaunching Kolstad & Fiess has (and will continue to be) the most ambitious undertaking since starting it with Mike, Rebecca, Eric and Dorothy 3 years ago today.  

Our newly defined vision is simp...

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