Category Archives: Interesting Tidbits

Clow Fire Hydrant is a Big Hit at the 2018 COMBEQ Tradeshow:

On May 2-4, the Clow Canada Québec sales team attended the annual 2018 COMBEQ tradeshow. The COMBEQ is a Corporation of Municipal and Environmental Officers of Quebec, and in large part is made up of personnel responsible for public works departments throughout the province of Québec.

One of the regular items on the schedule for the conference is a Thursday evening gala for all attendee’s complete with comedy entertainment. The comedian François Massicotte made a short visit to the booths before his performance, and he took a liking to our fire hydrant display. François made mention of our hydrant many times in his performance that evening, which was welcome advertising for Clow Canada. He even capped the evening off by exclaiming long live fire hydrants, and later he posed with the Québec team for a picture.

What was already an excellent show concluded the following day when Clow Canada was presented the award for being the 2018 COMBEQ exhibitor of the year. It would be hard to have a more successful trade show, but we’ll certainty attempt it next year!

CVC 2018 trade show

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It’s National Pie Day!!

Winter Crisp Dessert RecipeToday is National Pie Day! In honor of this delicious holiday, we’d like to offer up a warm, pie-like recipe that you’re sure to love – AND it’s quite health conscious, too (winner!).

Curling up on the couch with this dessert and a nice movie is a great way to start off the weekend. Enjoy!

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Synapse on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Well….kinda.

Jimmy Kimmel
Thanks to a YouTube video, one of Synapse’s own, Phillip Slawinski (pictured below right), received a request from “Science Bob” Pflugfelder to bring his Tesla gun to California for a taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Synapse's Phillip Slawinski (Jimmy Kimmel Live)Someone from the show had seen Phillip’s YouTube video and wanted to feature the Tesla gun on the show.

We were also very excited to see them use an Amerex fire extinguisher during this segment! Synapse and Amerex – two leaders in their industry! (See the Amerex extinguisher at 2:35; the Tesla experiment begins around 6:30 with Phillip making an appearance around 6:50!)

For those who missed seeing the show last night, you can watch it below.

Congratulations, Phillip! We’re proud to have you as a member of our team.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2014

Phillip #DDAM

 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Safety Council, up to 90% of all car crashes are caused by driver error and about 26% of all car crashes involve cell phone use – including hands free! Hands-free doesn’t necessarily mean risk free; any cell phone usage while driving is dangerous.

So for the month of April and every month after, make a commitment to drive cell phone free. It’s not too late; you can sign the pledge here. Pledging to drive cell free can make a difference in your life and others’.

For more information, graphics, or campaign materials, visit the National Safety Council’s “Safety on the Road” site.

Synapse’s SNAP Technology Lights Up TRON: Legacy

Remember the 2010 science fiction film TRON: Legacy, sequel to the 1982 film TRON? Well, did you know that Synapse Wireless, a member of the McWane Family of Companies, helped contribute to those cool luminescent suits using their SNAP technology?

When attending a seminar in California, Chief Technology Officer Alan McFarland became acquainted with Synapse’s SNAP technology and discovered that it would be the best solution to make the film exactly what he envisioned. With SNAP, McFarland was able to monitor the temperature of the actors, monitor the level of the batteries, provide control to the suits lighting effects, and do all of this without wires. Talk about a great find!

With the help of Synapse and SNAP technology, the famous “light suits” were able to be created successfully and exactly how the film/television lighting specialists wanted them to be. Several award nominations and wins later, and with a gross of $400,062,763 at the end of its theatrical run, TRON: Legacy was definitely a success!

And the rest is history!

 

For the full article, click here!