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March 2012   

   Issue No. 25   

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EPG Companies Inc. specializes in the manufacture of landfill leachate pumps & controls, sump drainers, remediation equipment, telemetry hardware and

SCADA systems and other environmental and industrial products.




March Madness? At EPG, March means one thing - Service School. The classroom is made ready, presenters prepare their material, and the shop gets a good cleaning. Admittedly, some of us are keeping an eye on our big tourney brackets, or following the state high school hockey and basketball tournaments. It is March after all.  


A big thanks to everyone who attended the 2012 EPG Service School. This years group was very diverse, including landfill gas technicians, 3rd party service providers, operators, managers and sales reps from 12 states. Read More     


2012 Service School Ben
John Hasslen - President, EPG Companies Inc. presents Ben Determan with Service Award.

A special thanks goes out to Ben Determan. Ben was Field Service Mgr. - Submersible Motors for Franklin Electric for many years and has been a presenter at EPG's Service School for 15 years. Thanks for your continued service to EPG, Ben!  



As always, EPG welcomes your feedback. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us at info1@epgco.com.



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Education - 2012 Service School UpdateJumptoSS     


A big thanks to everyone who attended the 2012 EPG Service School. This years group was very diverse including landfill gas technicians, 3rd party service providers, operators, managers and sales reps from 12 states.

These SWANA accredited classes provided an opportunity to develop peoples troubleshooting skills, increase their knowledge and build their confidence to help them succeed. Not only was it was a great opportunity to learn more about the pumps, controls, and installations, the knowledge and skills can be applied when dealing with other systems found in landfills.

Here's what one of the attendees had to say about his experience:

"I still can't get over what EPG had in store for us at the service school! It was definitely worth the time and money. Since returning to work I was able to uncover a hidden problem at one of the landfills I service, revealing other potential situations with leachate levels."


-Mike Brenner

South Bend, IN

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Throughout the week attendees participated in classroom discussion, presentations, and hands-on training. We also enjoyed great food and socializing with everyone who participated.   



2012 Service School Hands-On
Hands-On Training is always a hit!


Throughout the week attendees learned:

  • Troubleshooting of control panels and components 
  • Dis-assembly and assembly of EPG SurePumps™
  • Set-up and programming of level and flow meters 
  • Pump and controls health 
  • Electrical testing 
  • Anatomy of submersible motors  
  • Stories of real situations from staff with over 100 years combined experience  in the field  

Contact Mike Swanson at 1-800-443-7426 or email at mswanson@epgco.com  to get on the waiting list for next year. Dates will be announced in the fall. 

Product Highlight  - Sensors   

EPG has been known for offering high quality pressure transducers and floats, and reliable paddle wheel flow sensors. We manufacture and provide many other sensors for applications within and beyond the landfill environment. These include:   
  • Leak Detection Sensors
  • Conductivity Probes  
  • Truck Full Floats
  • Tank Full Sensors
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Pressure Sensors 
  • and more!     
Contact an Applications Specialist at 1-800-443-7426 or email us at
info1@epgco.com for more information.

Your Ideas - Request for Articles


The EPG Connection is one way we keep in touch on a regular basis with current and prospective customers and partners. We hope that many find this newsletter useful and informative. 

One way we would like to make our newsletter even more useful is to have people in the industry submit articles that they feel would be beneficial to share with others reading the newsletter.

Therefore, we invite anyone with an article or even some hints and tips for the field to submit them to us for future placement in the newsletter.

We also welcome any comments, thoughts or ideas about how to make this newsletter as worthwhile to the reader as possible.

If you have something you would like to submit for the newsletter, please send it to Mike Swanson - Marketing Manager at mswanson@epgco.com or mail to:

EPG Companies, Inc.
P.O. Box 427
Rogers, MN 55374

Solid Waste Association of North America

Upcoming Events
EPG will have representation at the following SWANA and industry related events:

4/18-19 NW Regional Solid Waste Symposium - Troutdale, OR


4/25-27 LSWA Environmental Conference - Lafayette, LA 


5/8-10 MsSWANA Spring Conference - Bay St. Louis, MS  


5/20-23 Federation of NY Solid Waste Assoc - Lake George, NY 


6/24-26 Florida Sunshine Chapter's Conference - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL