Curriculum Calls for Environmental Monitoring

Food safety is critical to student well-being

According to Harp, the district is adding two new schools over the next few years. “As our district adds new schools, we would without a doubt install this monitoring solution in our new facilities. The EnviroAlert EA800 is very reliable and provides great peace of mind to our staff as we know we are providing healthy and safe meals to our children.”

Caroline McGowan is the Marketing Coordinator for Winland Environmental Security. To learn more about their products, visit


Advantech Unveiled: How to Succeed

Advantech General Manager Lee Thompson believes his company continues to be successful because of its reputation for delivering great customer service. “No headaches for the customer,” is a company mantra and it appears to be working.

Incorporated in 1990, Advantech is an integrated security solutions provider specializing in commercial and residential solutions. With 35 employees, the company is licensed in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Communication and training of personnel keeps employees current on the many technologies available in the marketplace. “We work as a team,” said Thompson. “If a customer has a problem, we solve it. It is then presented to all employees to increase the knowledge base within the organization. They mentor one another so success is generated across the board--for our customers, contractors and Advantech.”

Asked how the business is growing during the current economic environment, Thompson referenced the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “We are helping our customers write grant proposals to secure funds that are allocated by ARRA,” continued Thompson. “We hope if the funds are dispersed, they will engage Advantech to perform the work. But core to our continued success is our long-standing relationships with existing customers. We don’t walk away when an installation is complete. Instead, we do routine follow-ups to ensure systems are running efficiently and to maintain personal connections within our service areas. They know they can count on Advantech and continue to call us for service and refer us to other new clients.”