Archive for May 2010
Many factories specializing in construction and building materials have closed their doors and those factories have moved offshore or to Mexico. It’s amazing the monumental loss in the last 2-decades, and the industry specialists see this as continuing – for several reasons. Let’s talk.
Not long ago, an acquaintance of mine who sells building materials explained to me that many of the building supplies made in China are every bit as good as those made in the US, but I was skeptical. He told me the reason was because US companies had moved their factories over there to get away from hostile unions, over regulation, employment lawsuits, and to save costs. Today, he said those factories are run by American companies, by American standards and they carry American Brand Names – thus, they are closely watching the quality like a hawk.
A recent report by WMI – World Market Intelligence indicates that not only are building materials being made in China, but they are also being bought there due to the massive growth in constructions. WMI stated; “The value of the construction industry in China has risen from US$ 506,568 million in 2005 to US$ 990,203 million in 2009.” And they suggest that it will continue to grow, outpacing the US even after the recovery takes hold here. Indeed, I recommend this report for anyone who is serious about the Chinese construction industry – it’s a real eye-opener, and there is a lot of opportunity and growth there.
You see the Chinese are building schools, bridges, roads, government buildings, military bases, power plants, dams, and urbanizing the nation at record pace. Yes, everyone knows of the massive corruption in the construction sector in China, and that is a hump they will have to overcome. And in the US we know all too well that we have had to watch the building materials coming from China. Case in point was the toxic chemicals in the Drywall which came to the US during our last big housing boom.
Now then, these factors along with the slow economic recovery in this sector means there is opportunity in China for the building material industry, and it also means cheaper (less-expensive) building materials which will help keep things affordable in the US as our recovery in the industry takes hold. Expect slow growth in the building sector in 2011 and continued growth moving into 2012. Please consider all this, and stay informed – use this information wisely. Think on it.
WASTE WATER TREATMENT
Hog farms should not exceed standards on water effluents set under RA 9275 (Clean Water Act). Our waterways must be kept clean and free of pollution and other contaminants. Plantex Solution treats wastewater to meet DENR waste water discharge parameters that produce variety of potent enzymes that kills all disease producing microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses & parasites) present in the above environment, thus preventing bacterial disease in ground water, aquatic & marine life. It also catalyzes the breakdown of any organic or inorganic substance and degrade/digest it; allowing enough oxidation, neutralizing the pH level of waste water. It serves as coagulant agent and totally eradicate foul or pungent odor. If added to effluent from the anaerobic digester, it will greatly improve the efficiency of the existing wastewater treatment facility. The final effluent can be recycled for the washing of the pigpens. Recycled water can also be used for irrigating the vegetables and orchards within the farm during the dry seasons. The piggery will no longer discharge wastewater from its operation thus saving the environment and maintaining an odor-free reputation within the area. Dilution Ratio: 1 liter : 1,000 liters of waste water in the lagoon system.
Plantex All-in-One Solution removes the source of odor as it cleans & disinfects. Kills and breaks down the cells of odor-producing bacteria, and stops its growth, breaks the hazardous gaseous compounds (ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, etc.), and releases these to the air, thereby eliminating the source of odor. It also eliminates toxic gases like hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, mercaptans & converts them into usable acids. Plantex Solution is a cost-effective, non-toxic & environment friendly alternative to chemicals used at the farm. It can be added to the drinking water supply for the farm animals. This will result to less odorous liquid and solid animal wastes. There will be no adverse effect on the health of the animals. Dilution Ratio: 1 liter : 200 liters of water
FEEDING THE LIVESTOCK
Plantex Biozyme Powdered Form Micro Aid Activator contains several beneficial and effective microbes that produce varieties of enzymes, hormones, vitamins, antibiotics and growth factors that will give animals the necessary nutrients needed in their body to fight diseases and enhance their growth, thus allowing animals to grow faster and healthier giving farm owner increase of productivity. It can be a growth booster or feed additive. For feed additives, fermented spent grain is excellent for animals like cows as fattening.Prepare 500 kilos of wet spent grain and mix with 4 kilos of Plantex Biozym and allow to ferment for 1-2 days or until it reaches 50 deg. C. Afterwards, turn and dry. Now it is ready to be mixed with 30% of commercial feeds.
Plantex All-in-One Solution helps the farm environment to be more conducive to animal growth by eliminating disease-causing microorganisms. It is a versatile product that can be used for castration, ear-notching, cutting of umbilical cord, Treatment ofmange (inflammation of the skin of animals caused by parasitic mites which burrow into the skin surface) Dilution Ratio: 1 liter : 1 liter of water
Prawn Farms, Fish Ponds
Plantex Biozym powdered solution allows the abundance growth of planktons that will give more food to the fish & prawns. Some beneficial & effective microbes contained in Plantex Biozyme produce variety of vitamins, hormones, antibiotics and growth factors that can enhance the growth/yield of fish & prawns which will result to the increase and abundance of harvest. Oxidation is likewise increased in the deep bottom part of the pond thus minimizing fish mortality caused by oxygen loss resulting to a good and abundance harvest of Fish and other marine life. It is a versatile biological treatment proven to control bacterial disease in Tiger prawns and other aquatic culture. This powder activator effectively eliminates toxic substances and pollutants in the bottom of pond thereby preventing the outbreak.
FOR PRAWN FARMS, Control for pollution-causing bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, submerge 20-40 kilos of Plantex Biozym and scatter for even distribution around the bottom of the pond. Plantex Biozym allows “lab-lab”, planktons and other natural food to grow abundantly.
FOR FISH CULTURING, mix 10 kilos of Plantex Biozym with 30 kilos of first class rice bran. Wet thoroughly and allow to ferment for 24 hours. Broadcast the fermented mixtures evenly on the wet bottom of the pond. Let stand and fill the pond with water after 3-5 days. Ferment one ton (1,000 kilos) of treated chicken manure with Plantex All-in-One Solution and 2 kilos of Plantex Biozym powder for a period of 15 days. Add 3 more kilos of Plantex Biozym, mix thoroughly and spread evenly on the bottom of wet pond. Allow 3-5 days before filling the pond with water.