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  • How to Remove Soda & Other Sugary Stains from Concrete

    We all have probably experienced it before... you need to pump some gas, you step out of your car and.... step right into a sticky puddle of soda, or coffee, or, some other sticky substance.  Then, you walk around the back of your car to get to the pump, and what do you pass on the way?  The station garbage can... it may be empty, or even clean, but the concrete below is often a sticky mess as well.

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  • How to Protect Equipment from UV Damage

    After taking the time to clean equipment, go the extra mile and make it look even nicer for your customers by polishing it.  Polishing with PROTERO® does more than just shine and impress;

    PROTERO® adds a protective finish and can prevent future stains and damages. This process will remove everything from finger prints, smoke film, scuffs, dirt and grime, and prevent UV ray damage by leaving behind a non-oily, silicone-based film to shine and protect!

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  • A Smarter Way to Reduce Costs: Lower Operating Expenses

    It’s fair to say that in business you must spend money to make money. It’s also true that creating efficiencies to decrease operating costs will allow you to expand your business activities. We know that the two largest expenses in a c-store are labor and inventory. Reducing either category requires careful planning and consideration of all programs within the store.

    It takes time to build successful programs and implement cost-cutting measures. Are you looking for innovative ideas on how your business can reduce costs and improve its bottom line? Your cleaning program is one area where you can increase productivity and create an environment that is more appealing to your customers.  There are several basic concepts that business owners, and managers, can implement to create a more profitable store. Below are a few recommendations on how to do just that:

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  • Spill Buckets: Reduce Risk and Apply Best Practices

    The lack of proper systems and tools has made cleaning spill buckets a safety hazard.

    Believe it or not, if you were to look, you would find that nearly every fuel center in the U.S., has a spill bucket that is full. Spill buckets require regular inspection and cleaning. They fill up with water, debris, and excess fuel that eventually break down the spill bucket materials - causing contaminants to leak into the surrounding soil. Businesses can be levied with huge fines from government entities if they find spill buckets are in violation of code.

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  • How to Easily Fix Chipped Paint or Markings

    Fix Chipped Paint and Scuff Marks - No Mess, No Clean Up!

    Have you ever had a paint job ruined but it wasn't quite bad enough to justify breaking out the paint cans, brushes, tape, and tarps to fix it... or the hassle to clean them once your done? Not to mention thoughts of how its just going to get ruined again once you do.

    Painted surfaces are affected every day by weather, vandalism, site accidents, and aging over time. Things like canopy poles, island curbs, dispenser panels, skirts, and protective bollards near your pumps and store front can all show signs of damaged paint and scuff marks.

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  • How To Safely Remove Graffiti

    Vandalism isn’t something anyone plans to have happen, but when it does, it’s a pain to deal with, especially if there are city or county Graffiti Nuisance Ordinances requiring removal within a specific time period. Taking prompt, proactive steps to report and remove graffiti is the best way to prevent it from occurring again.

    Many methods use harsh chemicals to remove the residue but these techniques are harmful to the original surface and the environment. The following remedy is simple and will teach how to remove graffiti from wood, brick, paint without damaging any surfaces, and in an eco-friendly way!

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  • Earn Higher Profits Now!

     

    Imagine a customer driving into a c-store and they immediately notice that the store looks different. They’ve been here many times before but something just seems brighter, fresher, more organized. Then it dawns on them…the c-store they passively visit from time to time now seems more attractive and inviting. Yes, it’s been their destination to buy gas for years, but because the forecourt looked disorganized, dirty and upkept, they never wanted to visit the interior of the store. Until now… Continue reading

  • Oil Stains On Asphalt...It's a Problem - Admit It

    Remove Oil Stains and Restore Damaged Asphalt

    Oil-stained asphalt is right at your front door and customers must frequently walk through it to enter your store. It’s a greasy eye sore and has been there so long that the asphalt is crumbling and breaking up, causing holes, and slip or trip hazards. Sun, water, frost, fuels, and oils, start the deterioration and oxidation process from the first day that the asphalt is laid, and everyday thereafter. Contaminants that come in contact with the asphalt binders, soften it, breaking it down until it eventually crumbles apart. Continue reading

  • PPT WINS 2017 FPA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD!

    PPT wins the 2017 Silver Flexible Packaging Achievement Award for Sustainability!

    CAF’s “ORUS” Squeegee Bucket Solution concentrate in a 5.25 pound “Box Pouch” created transformational results for both the marketer and the environment.  Relative to alternative competitive approaches that produce and ship pre-mixed liquids in blow-molded gallon jugs, CAF’s concentrate in a unique pouch, mixed at point-of-use, offers stunning financial results and environmental benefits for sustainability.  This retail unit significantly reduces production, packaging, and shipping costs while dramatically reducing the carbon footprint impact during distribution and the residual waste to the landfill.

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  • Making Safety Convenient & Effective

    Making Safety Convenient & Effective

    Take these three steps to develop and implement a safety program.

    Whether you are a new convenience store owner or a seasoned franchisee, one of your top concerns should be the safety of your employees and customers. That is why it is so important to develop a safety plan to protect your business and your most valuable asset — your employees. Continue reading

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