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Feature: Rodeco – Local Sand Blasting

I had a very friendly visit from Josh Courson last week and had the honor of learning about the local company he is an employee of.
Ironically, Rodeco does a service that is needed with preparation before using some of our products. Generally, everyone associates CRT aka Controlled Release Technologies with Pan In A Can aka Pancrete. Granted, we have several other products that we engineered ourselves and manufacture in house, Pancrete is our bread & butter and one reason we are set apart as a manufacturer and vendor in the HVAC Industry.

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Pancrete is a permanent resurfacer for Heating & Air condensate drain pans. It does miracles when it comes to restoring and/or refurbishing a pan verses having to replace an entire HVAC system. It has transformed many HVAC units as well as saved clients billions of dollars as Pancrete has been in existence & successful for 16 years.
One of the reasons Pancrete has been so successful is because of the minimal prep work that is done before the application. This is something that can be done yourself. However, there are many ways to make it easier on YOU. Who doesn’t want to save time & reduce downtime ? That’s what I thought. EVERYONE WANTS TO SAVE TIME & REDUCE THAT DOWNTIME.

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Well, here is a solution! Rodeco is a local NC business that offers several different services. One of these services is sandblasting which can make things a bit easier when doing the prep work of removing dirt, rust, and debri out of a “past the point of no return” HVAC pan.

So, if you are local and are in need of a great company to assist you with prep work to save downtime. Contact Rodeco at 877-781-0834, email them at info@rodeco.com or you can visit their website at http://www.rodeco.com


If you have anyone in your area that has been a great deal of help to you, let us know!
We would love to hear the feedback of who has made things easier on you.




539149_10151972004281060_1823289601_nKristen Bean, Assistant Marketing Director of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com

From the Field: I <3 IE3


I don’t think we could have asked for a better turn out at the IE3 show. If you didn’t know, ACCA held their annual conference Feb 26 – Mar 1 in Orlando, Florida. We did no less than amazing at the show, and came back to the office with tons of leads and prospects to work with.

Of all our products people took an interest in, Pancrete was the biggest hit. Surprise, Surprise! Who would of known that Pancrete, yet again, would garner a lot of interest and respect at the IE3 show. After all, there is literally no other product on the market that offers all the benefits that Pancrete does.

Attendees of the show were not only extremely interested in our products, but also the fact that we were located in North Carolina. It seemed like the answer, “Yes, we are from North Carolina,” continually sparked a conversation. I had no idea there were so many reasons to visit our home state. This came as a definite benefit to us, and we couldn’t have been happier.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, we love and were loved by IE3. The show has given us a huge boost to work with the rest of the year, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year in Nashville, Tennessee.

chasityChasity Strickland, Social Media Specialist and Marketing Assistant of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com

From the Field: Expectations on 2013 Economy

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This past week our company was awarded one of the 10 outstanding businesses by the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce.
That is quite a compliment coming from arguably the most progressive county in the State of North Carolina.

Over the past 2 years, our County has been a haven for large businesses. This past year, over 3 billion dollars in new businesses moved into the State of NC. Of that number, 1/3 moved into Cleveland County. These include such noted companies as Facebook is relocating their business here, AT&T who is engaged in a major data center in the County, as well as Walt Disney World’s data center. Also in the area is the Hurst (of the “The Jaws of Life fame”, Indian Motorcycles, and many others. The qualities of life as well as being near a major transportation and banking centers all contribute to the progressiveness of the County.

Notwithstanding the influx of business into this area, it is projected that the US as a whole will be coming once again back on track in terms of manufacturing. Although in the past we have all seen a major egress of manufacturing to China and other Far East countries, this will soon be making a turn around, and is already.

As labor rates in China continue to rise by 10 to 20% per year, the economics of manufacturing in that country are taking its toll. Many find it more enticing to move back to the US, in spite of the overall wages here being higher at this point. Of course there are other factors involved such as transportation costs from the Far East to the US, and the time it takes to deliver goods here, which might be as long as 2 – 3 weeks.

It is noted that, also in NC, a new factory is being set up to produce laptop computers, something that in recent years was solely done in the Far East. Who is putting in this factory? No, it will not be owned by a US company but by a Chinese company. Hiring will be Americans, and of course the company would be responsible for US federal and local taxation, assisting our economy. Other firms such as GE are looking to reinvest in America by manufacturing here once again. Apple Computer, noted for producing its goods in China, recently indicated it would build a manufacturing facility in the US.

From our perspective, these changes in manufacture locations cant help but help increase the US economic production, and provide much needed jobs to this country.


On a local note, NC has historically been the textile center of the US. Over the past decades, this industry too has been affected greatly by the relocation of factories to the Far East; few of the textile mills remain here in NC. The loss in terms of jobs was dramatic, with thousands upon thousands being put out of work. There is a proposed Pacific Trade agreement in the US Congress that would allow free trade with several Pacific Rim countries that would further hurt our remaining textile industry by allowing Far East countries to purchase fabric from China, and make garments in individuals homes, and further allow them to import such finished goods to America.


As one textile mill put it, we can compete with anyone on a level playing field, but the proposed bill makes it a big problem for us (I am paraphrasing the comments). Our government could assist in this area by keeping in mind the thousands who have lost their jobs and are on government assistance. Surely it would be better for our Congress not to pass such as bill.

Lynn Burkhart is the founder and president of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. located in Shelby, North Carolina. More information about the company, and its products, can be found at http://www.cleanac.com and by calling (800) 766-9057.

Case in Point: Chamber Made Event

In my last blog, I spoke about our focus on local businesses and involvement with the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce. Recently, Trish and I attended a Congressional Luncheon hosted by the chamber. This event was quite impressive, allowing local professionals and political dignitaries to come together and discuss issues affecting them.

I was seated right next to the County Commissioner, and also at our table was the “celebrity” speaker, Congressman Patrick McHenry. Mr. McHenry is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs. He was a great speaker and did not come across as a politician; he was the same speaking in front of everyone as he was joking and talking at our table. Mr. McHenry urged everyone to stay educated on the facts of current issues and vote when the time comes.

During the Q & A, a member of the Board of Elections questioned identification requirements at polling places. It seems the board is very interested in being able to ID those who vote; North Carolina does not require people to show any type of identification when voting. Mr. McHenry said it makes little sense that he was asked for his ID when he picked up his dry cleaning, yet someone does not have to show anything when casting a vote to elect those who run our government.

Looking back at our last election, I recall many clipboards sitting on a table at the entrance of the polling place where a volunteer simply asked my name and checked it off. Absolutely no effort was made to prevent me from using someone else’s name. In contrast, Florida requires a state issued ID that must match what is kept at the polling place.

I am concerned with how many other states are similar to North Carolina and do not check ID. I am interested to know what it is like in your area; are you asked for ID when you vote?

Rachelle Tinley is the assistant executive director of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com