Business Briefs: February 2013

Photo Of Emily Schreiber With Bio Guard's Scott Newton
Emily Schreiber with BioGuard's Scott Newton.

Photo Of Dave Callahan, Midwest Sales Manager

Dave Callahan, Midwest Sales Manager.

Photo Of Nathan Perry, Southwest Sales Manager

Nathan Perry, Southwest Sales Manager.

BioGuard and Dealers Partner to Raise $97,000 in 2012 for BioGuard Splash for CF 

BioGuard Splash for CF is celebrating a very successful 2012 season. More than 50 BioGuard dealers raised money for the cause, adding more than $40,000 to this year's grand total of $97,000, which will support the fight against cystic fibrosis and provide treatment and assistance to CF patients across the country.  

This was BioGuard’s fifth year partnering with Emily Schreiber’s Laps for CF Foundation to make a difference in the lives of CF patients. The company donates a percentage of sales of sanitizer products in addition to what dealers raise individually.  

CF patients cannot be around each other due to the risk of spreading bacteria and different infections. Because of this, CF can be a very isolating disease. When CF patients are hospitalized — sometimes for up to two to three weeks at a time — they are not allowed to leave their hospital rooms. Although many children’s hospitals have playrooms and activity centers, CF patients are usually not allowed to visit these areas. Therefore, even the smallest thing like a coloring book and some crayons to use while hospitalized can help make a tremendous impact on a child with CF and their family.   

Schreiber has CF and knows what it is like to spend time in the hospital. Over the years, she has raised money to drastically improve the CF Care Center in Birmingham, her hometown. It is her passion to improve these centers across the country where patients spend so much of their time. For more information, visit 

HaloSource Announces New Staff Changes

HaloSource, parent company of the well-known SeaKlear brand of premium water treatment products for pools and spas, is pleased to announce it has hired Nathan Perry as the company’s territory sales manager for the Southwest of the U.S., and Dave Callahan as sales manager for the Midwest. With several years of combined industry experience, this addition to the sales team supports SeaKlear’s product line growth including a new spa line launch and recent introduction of its new Mighty Pods simple water treatment pods.

Odyssey Systems and Tri-Star Plastics Announce Merger

Odyssey Systems and Tri-Star Plastics announces the merger with Hi-Rel Plastics & Molding. Odyssey Systems manufactures a complete line of solar blanket reel systems as well as Muck Vac, a pond vacuum. Jim O'Brien, vice president of Odyssey Systems, says the merger will allow increased molding capacity, better purchasing power for raw materials and accessories and enable quicker turnaround times for in season orders.  

"We are very excited about the merger and look forward to a strong future," O'Brien says.   

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