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Is company culture important? EP Minerals can answer that question

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 4, 2019 11:26:52 AM

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What’s the most important thing to employees? More than likely you said compensation. Well, that’s not the most important thing anymore. In a recent Gallup survey, 95% of employees said that having an engaging company culture was more important than compensation. And, with employees younger than 30 years old, the number was even higher. The Gallup survey also stated that “disengaged” workforces cost companies more than $450 billion every year. Bottom line: Building an engaging culture is critical to the success of any company.

So, how can you create an engaging culture at work?

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Topics: EP Way, EP Minerals, EP Engineered Clays, company culture

National Maple Syrup Day! Brought to you by diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 18, 2018 10:18:02 AM

syrup National Maple Syrup Day! Hooray!

It's the perfect day to begin the day with pancakes, french toast or biscuits topped off with delicious maple syrup as you celebrate National Maple Syrup Day. Wow, I think I need to go back and start my day all over again! Maple syrup is usually from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple or black maple trees that maple syrup although it not limited to those maple species.

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Topics: de filter aid, Diatomaceous Earth, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid

Dreaming of a White Christmas? You Need Bright White Celatom Brights for Paint & Coatings

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 6, 2018 1:44:09 PM

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That bright white snow doesn't have anything on our Celatom BrightsTM  functional additives! They're the brightest white diatomaceous earth (DE) and perlite products available, and perfect for the paint & coatings industry. Celatom Brights, EP Minerals' line of functional additives, are engineered just for paint and coatings. We've designed these high-efficiency materials for matting, texture and rheology. Our Celatom Brights product line includes flux-calcined DE, natural DE products without detectable crystalline silica (CS), perlite, cellulose and polyethylene (PE) thixotropes.

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Topics: Functional Additives, matting, flatting, rheology, TiO2, paint & coatings, opacity

Baseball Infield Conditioner is on Every Groundskeeper's Christmas List

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 29, 2018 8:35:37 AM

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Okay, it's winter. It's cold. And who wants to think about baseball? Well who doesn't? Warm days, green grass, red dirt, the crack of the bat. Sounds great. And I know there are thousands of groundskeepers out there right now that are planning for next spring and can't wait til opening day. And what do they want? New infield conditioner, drying agent and mound clay. Preferably BallGame Changer premium infield conditioner and Play Ball! infield conditioner, mound clay and drying agent. Check out what people are saying:

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Topics: infield conditioners, ballgame changer, play ball!, baseball infield conditioner, mound clay, drying agent

This Thanksgiving, Thank Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid for Wine & Beer

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 15, 2018 11:08:14 AM

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Cork the wine! What did the pilgrims really drink on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving: a time for family, friends, food and drink. But before you break out the wine, put a cork in it! We have to clear up a common misconception. The pilgrims did not drink wine at Thanksgiving dinner!

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, Filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, brewingfilteraid, beer filtration, brewing filtration, beer, brewing

Why you need the highest purity filter aid for saké filtration and brewing

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 2, 2018 9:54:25 AM

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It’s an incredible effort to make saké, the national drink of Japan. As you may know, it’s made from rice. Most people think it’s like wine, but the process to make it is very similar to brewing beer, where the rice starch is converted to alcohol, But the saké is fermented using Koji, which is mold. Mold? Really?

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Topics: brewingfilteraid, brewing filtration, DE filtration, beer filtration, wine filtration, sake, sake filtration

National Fossil Day! Learn about 10 Million Year-Old Fossils in Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 17, 2018 10:57:07 AM

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It's National Fossil Day and what better way to celebrate than to learn about the amazing fossils found at one of EP Minerals' diatomaceous earth (DE) mines. 10-20 million years ago, Northern Nevada was covered by a freshwater lake that was full of stickleback fish - small spiny-rayed fish that lived during the Miocene Epoch.

Recently, EP Minerals hosted a group of 40 Nevada teachers at our diatomaceous earth mine quarry to fossil hunt as part of the Nevada Mining Association's Teacher Education program. The program is designed to encourage teachers to incorporate more mining education, geology and Nevada mineral history into their classrooms. Here's a look at the teacher's group at the DE mine and some of their "treasure"-- 10 million year old stickleback fish fossils. 

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Topics: Community involvement, de, National Fossil Day,, Diatomaceous Earth

Got a farm, ranch, chickens or baby goats? You need diatomaceous earth!

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 11, 2018 10:12:05 AM

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I love goats. Especially baby goats. Who doesn't? They’re smart and funny. They’ll jump on to anything. And my neighbor's goat Daisy just had two adorable dwarf pygmy baby goats.  

With all the horses, dogs, goats, chickens, cats, donkeys and llamas in our neighborhood, we’re all using a lot of diatomaceous earth. Why? Here are the top reasons why diatomaceous earth is great for the farm or ranch.

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Topics: DEsect, organic insecticide, absorbents, absorbent products, diatomaceous earth insecticide

Postseason Baseball Playoffs, Infield Conditioners, Drying Agents & Mound Clays

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 5, 2018 10:46:07 AM

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Topics: Sports Field, infield conditioners, drying agents, mound clays

Why the world’s best bourbon deserves the highest purity diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 27, 2018 9:47:00 AM

Bourbon-Whiskey-and-oak-barrel_web Kentucky bourbon, known for it's unique taste and color

When you think of Kentucky, what immediately comes to your mind? The Kentucky Derby, beautiful horses, big hats, right? But what’s the other “icon” that Kentucky is famous for? Yep, you’re right. Kentucky Bourbon.

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Topics: de filter aid, DE filtration, de, diatomaceous earth filter aid, diatomaceous earth filtration, bourbon filtration

    

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