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Friday, May 22, 2015

Tony's Recipe of the Month: Potato & Pasta Soup

Tony Abato, our VP of Sales here at Intech Services, and an amazing Italian chef, will be sharing one of his delicious recipes every month. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on what Tony's cooking! 

Potato & Pasta Soup


If the particulars in the only soups you know from, are rich ostentatious ingredients like lobster and leeks, if recommended spices can only be found online from distant lands, if preparation takes more time than it took God the week or so he required to create Mother Earth, then you’re missing a whole world of simple, pastoral, comforting soups.

-Tony

Ingredients:
Big Teflon®-coated soup pot
¼ cup olive oil
2 big yellow onions, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
4 peeled baking potatoes, cut to the size of marbles
1 ½ quarts chicken stock
Bouillon (chicken preferably)
¾ lb. spaghetti, broken into ½ inch pieces
Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on each bowl of soup


Preparation: 
On the side, heat chicken stock and add bouillon to taste.

Put olive oil on medium heat in pot. When the oil is hot, add onions, stirring often until softened. Add garlic, making sure not to let it brown up. Then add the potatoes, with some salt and pepper, and let them cook until softened, but not cooked all the way through. Add the chicken stock/bouillon mix.

In 20 to 25 minutes the potatoes should be just about done. Then add the pasta until al dente. Taste and season as required. Drizzle a little good extra virgin olive oil over each bowl.

To Serve
This is the safe part of serving a soup.  If there’s too much liquid in the pot, you’re still in control of portion ratios when ladling into the bowls.  Dig deep and get the main ingredients and add liquid in the bowls for desired consistency.

If there’s not enough liquid in the pot, add some stock and season accordingly. 


The next pass, as a leftover, do the same.  Maybe add some cooked chicken the next day to make a different soup.



Keep checking the blog to see Tony's Recipe of the Month.  Did you try this recipe?  Let us know what you thought of it or if you have questions for the chef, post them below!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Birdies for Dreams 2015

Left to right: Andrew Goodwin from Desert Coating Solutions, Mike Klinge from Keco Engineered Coatings, and Chris Dohl from Intech Services

Intech Services sponsored Birdies for Dreams, a golf tournament, cookout, and silent auction event on April 24th, 2015 to benefit The Dream Factory of Arizona.  The Dream Factory of Arizona is a non-profit organization that grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children from ages three to eighteen. 

Along with our sponsorship, Chris Dohl from Intech also participates in the tournament every year.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Introducing Precision Quincy Ovens’ New Brochure

We are very excited to introduce the brand new Precision Quincy Industrial Ovens Options Brochure.

Intech Services represents Precision Quincy Ovens, an industry-leading manufacturer of many types of industrial ovens. For over 60 years, Precision Quincy Ovens have been used in industry across the globe.
 
For the past few months, Intech and Precision Quincy have been working hard to create a new client brochure.  The Precision Quincy Options Brochure is the perfect guide to selecting the right oven options for your process application.

In this brochure you will find a multitude of industrial oven options and beneficial oven add-ons.  PQ can create a customized industrial oven or update your current oven to fit any application and need you may have, from large conveyor ovens, to small bench ovens and everything in between. 

Don’t see what you need in the brochure?  Just ask us!
 Click here to download the Precision Quincy Options Brochure

For new oven inquires, contact sales@pqovens.com.
For parts and service, contact service@pqovens.com.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon® Fluoropolymers:Lighting

In the lighting industry where process conditions can be delicate when coating glass, Teflon® coatings provide the ability to prevent shattering in the manufacture of a broad range of glassware products.

Process conditions can be delicate when coating glass, so experience and good process control are essential to success.  Teflon® coatings provide the ability to prevent shattering, and this concept can be used across various glassware products.  Similar to what happened in the food processing industry, potential legislation changes that would require shatter-proof bulbs could also drive growth.

Key Benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings:
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Shatter prevention
  • FDA-approved

Typical Applications:
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • HID bulbs
  • Globes
  • Lenses

For more information on the coating markets for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and resources available, visit our Solution Center.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Be Intech: Be Positive


Over the last 20 years, Intech Services has rapidly expanded, evolving from just a coating supplier to a sales, marketing, and operations company focused on the industrial manufacturing segment. Intech started with an open and creative business environment, and we still stay true to those principles as we grow. We want to convey our values to our customers through Be Intech, a campaign that will allow our original values to shine through and continue to shape our corporate culture and customer interactions. 

Be Positive.
Don’t let purchasing be a negative - be positive by purchasing all your coating and coating and supplies through the CoaterONE marketplace. If you need help deciding what to buy or looking for a specific item, give us a call, and one of our friendly customer service representatives will gladly assist you. Your happiness is our goal, so call today and let us make your purchasing experience a positive one.



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

From the Powder Coating Show

We're at the Powder Coating Show in Louisville, KY!


The Powder Coating Show, the only trade show in North America dedicated to powder coating, provides opportunities to meet and interact with leading professionals in the powder coating industry and hear about the latest powder coating innovations and technology. 

We are exhibiting DuPont Teflon® industrial coating products at the Powder Coating Show and are offering a special show discount on TruPak TCI Powder Coatings.

If you are at the show, please stop by our booth #226.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Manufacturing of Powder Coatings; Series 2 of 3

The process of manufacturing powder coatings is a relatively complex process that must be carefully controlled to ensure a high-quality final product.  Powder coatings are manufactured in a multi-step process of pre-mixing, extrusion, and micronization.  Basically, materials are blended, melted, cooled, and then pulverized. This blog will focus on extrusion, the second step in the process. 

Extrusion Process – this involves the powder being heated up, which activates the resin and hardeners.  During this process, the consistency of the powder is changed to a liquid, which is then cooled and hardens into a sheet.  This sheet is then pulverized into small chips. 
                                            
Click here to view the first blog in the manufacturing of powder coating series on pre-mixing.

Intech Services and TCI Powder Coatings have partnered to create TruPak, a program that offers over 300 of TCI's most popular powder coatings in 1, 3, 5, and 10 pound boxes. Together we provide a wide selection of superior products used for innovative solutions and applications within the architectural, furniture, automotive, agriculture, and construction markets.  Click here for more information on TruPak powder coatings.
For more information from TCI Powder Coatings on the manufacturing of powder coatings, please refer to our Troubleshooting Guide or click here to contact us today to speak with our experienced team about how we can help you with your powder coating needs.