Dust Control and Dust Suppression on the Set of Heartland (TV)

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Hollywood North Impressed with Dust Stop® Performance As a Location Manager in the Film and Television industry in Canada, it is my responsibility to handle the logistics of filming. One of the projects in 2007 was a C.B.C. TV series called “Heartland”. Our main set was located 3 km down a gravel road, where there are probably 10 acreages. Dust abatement was part of our agreement with the local M.D. office, so I started to look at different options. A water truck is the most common way that a Movie Company controls dust. Most shows are only in one area for a short period of time, but “Heartland” would last 5 1/2 months. The water truck would have been extremely expensive, and the water applied everyday to a road increases the need to grade the road. Oil was a very expensive option and it would have to be reapplied throughout … Read More

Five-year mining bear market shows signs of ending

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It’s no secret that Cypher’s road stabilization and haul road dust control technologies have been specifically engineered to produce not only significant environmental impacts, but also significant cost savings in the mining industry. As a result, even with the low commodity prices and common cost-cutting measures most mines are taking, that is putting the squeeze on most mine suppliers, Cypher has actually seen a recent spike in sales to the mining industry. However, we were happy to note in the article below, written by Nelson Bennet for Business Vancouver, that it appears as though the five year bear market in the mining industry is coming to an end. Good news for mine suppliers globally! Please see the below article for more information. A 2016 rally in commodity prices and mining stocks has analysts guardedly optimistic Recent stock charts are making it tempting to declare a five-year-long bear market for mining … Read More

Cypher’s President asked to Judge Red River College Business Projects

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Continuing the ongoing mutually beneficial relationship between Red River College (RRC) and Cypher Environmental, Todd Burns, President of Cypher, graciously accepted the invitation to be a judge for one of the Entrepreneurship Projects (EP) developed by a group of RRC students from the Business Administration (BA) program. Todd was on the other end of the podium several years ago when he graduated from the BA program back in 2001, and was chosen by his EP group to lead the oral presentation of their project, giving him an initial glimpse into what would be a long career in public speaking! Since then, Todd has never been shy about giving back to RRC and was happy to have the opportunity to donate some time to offer some advice and guidance to the students. The judging involved reviewing the written business plan and listening to the oral presentation of the group, in this … Read More

Recognizing the Corrosion Threat Part II

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In the first part of this two part blog entry, we highlighted how road salts cause corrosion to architecture and buildings. However, the level of corrosion caused by road salts is not only determined by the ingredients and distribution of particles, but also by the materials used in the construction of the architecture and buildings. Aluminium is considered a highly corrosive resistant material; mainly because of the protective oxide film used in its construction. Road salts, which contain chlorides, can easily penetrate this protective film and cause corrosion. The only way to prevent corrosion, apart from ensuring that only a product such as Dust Stop Liquid Concentrate is used for dust control and de-icing, is to regularly clean the surface and remove salt deposits. Aluminium corrosion is identified by a white or greyish dust forming on the surface of the metal. Although not the most significant contributor to the corrosion … Read More