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Alchemy-Spetec Welcomes New Inside Sales Manager David Park

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Sep 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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Body - Alchemy-Spetec Welcomes New Inside Sales Manager David ParkA self-described philanthropic entrepreneur, David Park is committed to creating value-driven opportunities that are both scalable and profitable. He has spent the last 15 years developing communities, organizations, and businesses by leading them to discover their full potential, develop a wider vision, and determine the best course of action to achieve their goals.

His work previously as a Business Development Manager in the Dental Laboratory industry helped David gain a unique perspective when it came to creating opportunities that offer value for all parties involved in the process. Influenced by Jeff Bezos and Sam Walton, he aspires to implement solution-driven sales initiatives here at Alchemy-Spetec.

As the Inside Sales Manager, David will develop and implement all inside sales initiatives within Alchemy-Spetec, as well as provide technical service and solve chemical grouting challenges for customers, contractors, and distributors. David looks forward to creating optimal, effective, and rapid results in his role as Inside Sales Manager.

In his personal life, David is happily married to his wife Aelim and is a new proud father of their baby girl, Noel. Outside of the office he also enjoys playing sports, serving his local church, and working in the music industry space as a sound engineer, guitarist, and wedding DJ.

Jim Spiegel, VP of Sales and Business Development, adds, ''We're excited to welcome David to the Sales Team as Inside Sales Manager.  David not only brings a prestigious degree from Georgia Tech in Business Administration, but also several years of professional experience in managing CRM workflows, outbound sales programs, and social media outreach campaigns.  We're lucky to have such a competent and detailed-oriented professional join our team."

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Alchemy-Spetec Welcomes New Western Regional Manager Joel Bryant

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Sep 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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Body - Alchemy-Spetec Welcomes New Western Regional Manager Joel BryantWith over 10 years of experience, Joel has a broad understanding of general practices in the construction and services industries. He has spent the last 6 years focused on ground improvement by use of chemical grouting with structural polymers, and possesses both technical and marketing expertise. His background includes contract negotiations, injection plan design, project management, market education, and hands on application of a variety of polymer solutions. Joel utilizes his industry knowledge to assist contractors with marketing strategies, material needs, and product application. Located in the Pacific Northwest, he enjoys his spare time in the great outdoors.

Jim Spiegel, VP of Sales and Business Development, adds, "Joel brings much-welcomed geotechnical experience to a quickly-growing Geotech Division.  His ability to communicate with the design community while also exhibiting superb field support is a rare skill set in the industry.  We're confident that Joel is another industry-leading professional sure to provide immediate value to Alchemy-Spetec Goetech customers."

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Two Reasons You Should Avoid Ethanol-Based Sanitizers & Cleaners

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Jun 18, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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Body-Avoid Ethanol Based Sanitizers and CleanersWhen shopping for alcohol-based hand sanitizers and alcohol-based surface cleaners, you should pay close attention to the type of alcohol listed in the ingredients.  Isopropyl alcohol offers a couple of key advantages over ethanol alcohol.   Let's review them...

Isopropyl is Gentler on Your Skin Than Ethanol

According to this article from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, "Ethanol use is associated with skin irritation or contact dermatitis...", among other concerns.

Ethanol Tends to Have a Harsher Smell

The harsh smell of ethanol intended for topical use is often caused by the "denaturing" treatment during the manufacturing process - in which harsh chemicals are added to make it un-drinkable.  Isopropyl, on the other hand, is not a drinkable alcohol in the first place.

Isopropyl is a Key Ingredient in Sanitizers & Cleaners

Due to the two concerns outlined above, we choose to manufacture Alchemy-Spetec hand sanitizer and surface cleaner with isopropyl alcohol because it's a healthier ingredient.  We don't cut corners with our industry-standard polyurethane concrete repair products - and we won't cut corners with the sanitizers either.  Rest assured.

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Introducing Alchemy-Spetec Surface Cleaner

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Jun 9, 2020 6:00:00 AM

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75% Isopropyl Alcohol Surface Cleaner

In addition to our hand sanitizer, Alchemy-Spetec is pleased to offer a surface cleaner to help reduce bacteria & viruses that potentially cause disease. It is an isopropyl-based, WHO-approved formula that can be used to clean many types of surfaces, including door handles, countertops, and grocery carts. The cleaner can be applied directly to the surface or applied via a spray bottle (not included).

We are currently offering one standard packaging option:
A Case of Four 1-Gallon Jugs

Applications for Surface Cleaner

  • Door handles.
  • Counter tops.
  • Grocery carts.
  • Bathooms.

Advantages of Surface Cleaner

  • 75% isopropyl alcohol by volume, plus hydrogen peroxide.
  • Meets World Health Organization guidelines.
  • Leaves no film or residue.
  • Dries quickly.
  • Sprayable for cleaning surfaces.

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Hand Sanitizer in Convenient 2.1 Oz (63 ml) Bottles Coming Soon!

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Apr 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM
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As mentioned in a previous blog post on our quart and gallon size hand sanitizer offerings, we have secured stock to produce the isopropyl-based WHO-formula (Made in USA - Tucker, GA), and are fully registered with FDA as a manufacturer with a National Drug Code (NDC) of 74826-812. 

A 2.1 Oz (63 ml) Bottle Size Will Soon Be Available:

  • FDA Approved
  • WHO Formula
  • Ideal for Field Work
6 Week Lead Time
(Limited Quanities Available Sooner)
 
Private Labeling Available
 
Packaging Options:
Home Pack - Case of 10
Office Pack - Case of 100
Dealer Pack - Pallet: 72 cases of 100

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Alchemy-Spetec Receives FDA Approval to Manufacture Hand Sanitizer

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Apr 13, 2020 5:40:51 PM

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Body-Hand SanitizerPlease Note: This message is not intended as a sales tactic.  We are genuinely trying to educate the construction industry on the current state of hand sanitizer scarcity and to let them know that we are a source - as long as our current suppliers provide us with raw materials and packaging.

Alchemy-Spetec's FDA approved hand sanitizer will be available soon.  As you know, hand sanitizer helps reduce bacteria & viruses that potentially cause disease.  The risk of COVID-19 is still a factor.  As professionals in an essential industry, many of you are still out on jobsites, working at distribution centers, managing water treatment plants, etc.  Alchemy-Spetec Hand Sanitizer will be a critical accessory for all types of infrastructure repair work and beyond.

Advantages of Alchemy-Spetec Hand Sanitizer:

  • Easy on skin - no harsh chemicals.
  • Meets World Health Organization guidelines.
  • FDA approved. NDC 74826-812 Isopropyl Grade.
  • Sprayable for cleaning surfaces.

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Government Cheese (Learn How the CARES Act Can Benefit YOUR Business)

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Apr 1, 2020 11:06:37 AM

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Body - CARES ActBusiness owners owe it to themselves to get up to speed on the CARES Act. I've been talking with my bankers and my CPA to make sure we are in a position to apply for a loan if necessary. My philosophy at the moment is to fill out the application as soon as it is available. If you wait until you need it, it may be too late. Banks and the SBA are anticipating a tsunami of applications, so don't hesitate.

Check out the following webpages for everything you need to know about the CARES Act including the Paycheck Protection Program here:

 

Stephen Barton
President & CEO
Alchemy-Spetec

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Flattening the Curve and Keeping America Healthy

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Mar 18, 2020 10:48:12 AM

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Flattening-the-Curve---BodyYou aren’t taking a break from the economy, and neither are we. Alchemy-Spetec is operating at full capacity. As usual, we have plenty of inventory of both finished goods and raw materials. We are in constant contact with our suppliers and at this time we don’t foresee any supply chain disruptions. If anything changes, I will let you know.

While we are operating at 100% capacity, we are also mindful of our civic duty to help “flatten the infection curve” of the virus. We are practicing social distancing at work. We are wiping down door handles, faucets, and other high touch areas with bleach twice a day. We have cancelled all unnecessary travel and face to face meetings. Over half of our team is working from home.

So, while we are doing our part to stop the spread of the virus, we have decided not to participate in any sort of economic slowdown. We will do our part to keep America healthy – both physically healthy and financially healthy.

I understand that your organization may have changing needs in the following weeks. Please let us know what we can do to serve you better. As usual, we are here to help at 404-618-0438.

Sincerely,

Stephen Barton
CEO - Alchemy-Spetec

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Thanks for Visiting Us at World of Concrete

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Feb 11, 2020 5:29:14 PM

Thanks for Visiting Us at World of Concrete

Thanks for Visiting Us at World of Concrete

We enjoyed meeting everyone who visited our Leak Seal and Geotech exhibits at World of Concrete 2020 last week!  It’s always an educational experience to catch up with so many infrastructure repair professionals from around the globe and hear about your projects, your goals, your concerns and your inspirations. 

If you were there, rest assured that you’ll be hearing from us soon to continue those conversations.  If you weren’t there, we highly recommend this key industry event and hope to see you at World of Concrete 2021.

Either way, feel free to reach out to us at 404-618-0438 with your infrastructure repair questions.  We’re always here and ready to help!

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We're Thankful for the Repair Professionals Who Keep Our Infrastructure Safe

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Nov 26, 2019 2:50:27 PM

Were Thankful for the Repair Professionals Who Keep Our Infrastructure Safe

Were Thankful for the Repair Professionals Who Keep Our Infrastructure SafeGeorgia led the nation with nearly 200 high-hazard dams in unsatisfactory or poor condition, according to the AP's analysis.

Among them is Reservoir No. 1 in Atlanta, a 180 million-gallon water supply dating to the late 1800s that has been out of service much of the past few decades. The city made repairs and brought it back online in 2017, only to shut it down again after leaks were noticed.

If the dam were to catastrophically fail, the water could inundate more than 1,000 homes, dozens of businesses, a railroad and a portion of Interstate 75, according to an emergency action plan.

Excerpted from AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk
By David A. Lieb, Michael Casey And Michelle Minkoff

Warnings and stories similar in tone can be found in countless articles all over the web.  Just Google "infrastructure problems North America" and see for yourself.  This excerpt above describes a situation in Georgia - the home state of our headquarters and main office.  Needless to say, we can relate to communities everywhere who take this issue very personally.  The good news is that countless repair professionals across the land are tirelessly working to improve the condition of our infrastructure.

In the tradition of Thanksgiving, we would like to express our profound gratitude toward the hardworking crews on job sites all over this continent.  If you are one of those repair professionals, THANK YOU!  You consistently put yourself on the front lines of the infrastructure battle - repairing roads, railway beds, bridges, tunnels, water treatment plants, sewer systems, and countless other essential concrete structures.  Our deep belief in this cause is what motivates us to work so hard in support of your efforts.

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