The bottled water industry is facing an upsurge of new companies every other time. No research is needed to prove water as the equal of life, and as a commodity that one can package, sell and earn a living. The bottling industry, as a result, does not forget to come up with attractive designs names and adverts, to capture their target market. But for how long should the effects of plastic waste become stifling and hard to ignore? It’s this question that got the 27-year-old Ryan Emmonson his feet, and off to find a solution.
Why Waiakea Water?
Waiakea water is acompany based in Hawaiiand founded by Ryan Emmons. The name Waiakea; Hawaiian for ‘broad waters’ accords this company the advantage of authenticity in the already pre-informed minds of consumers, who associate Hawaii with everything environmentally positive. Its source in the volcanoes of Hawaii, Waiakea water is often referred to as volcanic water, whereby its taste usually bursts of freshness. The commodity has won praises as one of the most alkaline waters in the world with apH of 8.8 and a TDS of 62, and requires no artificial processing, and its amounts of pH do not decrease with time.
Additionally,Waiakea Waterhas further decorated its name with various community projects, and prides in the ability to give back to society. Is this a marketing move? Maybe, but who wouldn’t want to be associated with a philanthropic deed, be it through the simple gesture of purchasing bottled water? Waiakea together with pump aid is working together to provide water for the less advantaged communities.
Besides, Ryan Emmons uses Waiakea Water to provide a different path for the producers of plastic material, and that’s the use of biodegradable plastic. Waiakea Water is bottled in plastic that degrades with a record time of 15 years, which is good, as compared to the ordinary plastic that degrades only after ten centuries. Waiakea Water will continue to stand out as long as they keep with efforts to conserve the environment. It is also Ryan Emmons hope that this will set the pace for other bottlers, and it will not be a passing trend.
The United Technologies Corporation is the leading manufacturers of high tech products, including airplane engines, spacecraft engines,HVAC systems, escalators and elevators, industrial products, and security systems, among others. The company is also engaged in research on how they can improve their high tech products. The company has been led by some of the most outstanding people, including Louis R. Chenevert, who was years of experiences working in the industry. He is originally from Canada, but because of the opportunities that are available in the United States, he decided to migrate and shaped his career in the tech industry. He used hisBachelor of Commerce Degree that he received at the University of Montreal to advance his career, making it easier for him to get promoted to the companies where he used to work.
He used to work with General Motors, one of the leading car manufacturers in the United States. He stayed with the company for 14 years, before he decided to resign and transferred to the Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of the United Technologies Corporation. He worked with the company for six years, before he received a promotion to work directly with the United Technologies Corporation in 2006. He was given the role as the company’s chief operating officer, and he used his past experiences to contribute to the company’s success. Later on, Louis R. Chenevert was promoted to a higher position, this time as the company’s chairman and CEO.
Under his leadership,Louis R. Chenevert made new clients that signed contracts with the United Technologies Corporation, stating their interest with the company’s products. He also continued the partnership with the United States Military, creating state of the art technology to be used on their weapons and vehicles. One of the most celebrated accomplishments of Louis R. Chenevert would be the scholarship grant that he gave to the company’s employees who wanted to go back to school. Heused the company’s funds to help them study engineering and other related courses that can be used for the company’s advantage. The United Technologies Corporation was able to support hundreds of employees who managed to become professionals.
NexBank is a company that majors in financial services. Their services include three main businesses; one Mortgage banking, Commercial banking, and Institutional Services. Nexbank makes sure they provide quality and customized services to institutional clients, financial institutions, corporations and also individuals. A few years ago, Nexbank created a partnership with Dallas neighborhood homes. Dallas homes is a not for profit mortgage organization that has been working hand in hand with Dallas Area Habitat. These two companies in collaboration with Nexbank announced that they are ready to offer an Affordable Housing Program aimed to target the families in the southern part of Dallas.
Nexbank is providing fifty million dollars as loans in order to support the expansion program. This amount is set to last five years. The target market for this project is low-income homebuyers with a limited access to mortgages. The package includes counseling to keep the individuals with an interest in home ownership in the know on what to expect. This package includes an additional two thousand dollars as title fees for all the completed closings per loan. This initiative by Nexbank is going to go a long way in increasing the number of homeowners since Northern Texas has a low ownership rate. The initiative will provide quality homes for a good number of people.
Apart from the Dallas project, Nexbank has also been involved in the acquisition of The College Savings Bank located in Princeton, New Jersey. The bank had specialized in over five hundred savings program. The terms of the acquisition entailed that the bank retains its name, brand, and operations but will be a branch of Nexbank. The Nexbank Chief Executive Officer John Holt termed the transaction as a win-win. This acquisition enables the banks to better serve the clients and easily deal with the broad range of needs.
The College Savings Bank has been in business since 1987 and has since then served as a right-hand partner for parents preparing to cover their children’s’ college future. The acquisition by Nexbank has placed them in a position to enlarge their platform and responsibly work on short and long-term goals.