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We’ve been keeping the roads hot lately to serve our customers and find new opportunities to innovate with new customers.

Check it out:

In the past few weeks, Susie was in Pinellas County, in Largo, FL with the Pinellas County Forensic Science Center. Their lab is 5 miles from the beach! Then she went to DuPage County, in Wheaton, IL to work with the DuPage County Forensic Science Center. From there, Susie traveled on to Bozeman in Montana to train at the Rocky Mountain Surgical Center. The state was battling wildfires while she was there and Bozeman was rated as having the worst air quality in state. Finally, she has been at New Hampshire Department of Health in Concord, NH this week. For the record, she had to visit four separate airports each way from Colorado to New Hampshire and back for that trip. Can you say extra legroom, please?


Scott and Kayla attended the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) July 13-17, 2015 in Chicago, IL where they were able to speak with several environmental specialists about how Qualtrax improves the quality and efficiency of analysis, saving them both time and money.

Jennifer was in Corning, NY to speak at the NYAAEL/PAAAEL annual meeting on top NELAC non-conformances. Afterwards, she hopped over to Buffalo to meet with the Erie County Central Police Services Forensic Laboratory. It is presently unknown whether she decided to eat at the best local barbecue joint in that part of the country: The Dinosaur.

Deanna traveled to Washington DC to provide additional training to Cornet Technologies. Cornet designs, engineers, and manufactures advanced Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions targeted at U.S. and International Defense and Aerospace agencies and Prime Contractors. After she trained at Cornet, Deanna joined her family to watch Deanna’s husband take part in an Ironman event.

In June, Juliann traveled to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (if you were looking at a map it is about 9 hours north of Montana) for the World Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Conference. She was able to enjoy some local flavor of Saskatoon berries in her food and in an especially lovely Saskatoon berry mojito. Yum!  Saskatchewan has a beautiful walkway along the South Saskatchewan River and the coolest bike rack you’ve ever seen! She had the pleasure of eating dinner at the Ayden Kitchen and Bar.

Then Juliann traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia for the VAAWWEA/VWEA Good Laboratory Practice Conference. It was a great event and she was able to meet many people within the Commonwealth of Virginia that keep our water safe.

Scott and Juliann traveled to Missouri where Scott was able to visit with our customer the St. Louis County Police Department Crime Lab. They then traveled to Meta, MO to visit with one of our newer customers: Diamond Pet Food. It is a family owned dog food manufacturer. They are the fifth largest pet food manufacturer in the world. They make great dog food in MO, CA, SC and coming soon to AR and are under SQF accreditation to make sure food for our four legged friends is safe. The Dynamic Duo then went to Columbia, MO to meet with some other prospects and Scott’s wife told them about an awesome pizza place for lunch: Shakespeare’s Pizza. Their food has been featured on Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Patrick (that’s me) was in Baltimore to train the Baltimore City Police Department Crime Lab.

I found a great little Italian restaurant called Isabella’s Brick Oven Pizza with a seriously good Margharita pizza (no, not margarita … Margharita). It was so good I ate there twice. Then I headed to Buffalo, NY to train Multisorb. You know those little packets in foods and medicine bottles that say “Do Not Eat!”? They make those.

Then it was on to Des Plaines, IL where I trained Honeywell (UOP Division), and then to Atlanta to build workflows with Georgia Power. If you are ever in the Atlanta area, take the time to find a Taqueria del Sol. One bite of their Shrimp Corn Chowder and you’ll thank me for the rest of your life.

Finally, I drove exactly 2.5 miles to spend a day and do some follow up training with one of our local customers: VPT. They provide power conversion solutions for use in avionics, military, and space applications. In addition to a fun day of training, we had great pizza from a local favorite, PK’s.

Again, WHEW!

Obviously, we enjoy visiting some really cool places, working with some really cool people, and finding some really awesome food to eat. We are all very fortunate to be able to do what we do with Qualtrax.

But it’s even better to see how businesses do what they do and how Qualtrax helps them do that. That’s the real reason we rack up the frequent flier miles and see new parts of the world. 

Maybe we’ll be in your neck of the woods soon!

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