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All of us here at Cascade Collision Repair want you to know we care deeply for the well-being of our customers and employees. In an effort to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19,we are taking the following measures:

  1. Office employees wear face masks and production employees wear their respirators or face masks.
  2. Disinfect high touch areas in every stage as well as clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle prior to delivery.
  3. Keys are disinfected when received and prior to delivery, gloves are worn, and hands are washed frequently when handling keys.
  4. Practice social distancing by meeting customers outside for drop off and delivery. (Walk-in estimates are still offered those who prefer to do business in person.) If you do not want to come inside, please call our office upon arrival. Lehi-(801)919-8597, Provo-(801)396-8303, Orem-(801)406-8469, Park City-(435)214-1834
  5. Encourage customers who call in for estimates to submit photos online through our website www.cascadecollision.com/quote. We can also text or email a link for customers to enter their contact information and submit photos. Estimates will be written within one business day, at the latest.
  6. Payments can be made over the phone or through an email link and insurance checks can be collected outside prior to delivery if preferred.
  7. Communication with customers is handled by phone, text, or email. Customers who wish to have in person conversations are always welcome inside.
  8. Pick-up and delivery options are available for those who want their car repaired but don’t want to leave their homes.
  9. Require employees to go home if they don’t feel well, even if symptoms are unrelated to the Coronavirus.
  10. Providing all employees the option to work from home whose positions allow them to do so.

We understand the seriousness of this virus and are trying as best we know how to do our part in helping our customers, employees, and vendors remain safe and healthy. As a small business, we hope you will keep your appointment. We would love the opportunity to do everything we can to make the repair process as seamless and convenient for you as possible.


Sincerely,

Cascade Collision Repair

Monday, 3 March, 2014

Making gas from garbage

14942420_SIt sounds a bit like alchemy, but making gas from garbage is actually possible. At a recent speaking engagement, PK Clean founders Priyanka Bakaya and Ben Coates said they have a process that produces oil more efficiently while helping to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste around the world.

So how does it work? Ground-up plastic is burned until it evaporates and condenses into a usable product: 70 to 80 percent into oil, 10 to 20 percent into natural gas. The natural gas is recycled back into the system, and the small remaining percentage is “char” waste from dirt or residue on the plastic.

Bakaya said the process can convert 20,000 pounds of non-recycled plastic into 60 barrels of oil per day, with zero emissions.

The idea is still vying for mainstream acceptance, said John Bordynuik, another manufacturer profiled in a recent NPR story. Bordynuik blames the “alternative” and “green fuel” labels being applied to the process and the fact that previous attempts have resulted in less-than-optimum products.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, only about 7 percent of plastic waste is recycled in the U.S., with the rest going to landfills. If all suitable non-recycled plastic waste were converted, it would make 10 billion gallons of oil – the equivalent of a quarter of all automobile fuel used in the United States – each year.