Archive for January, 2011

An Ecologically Greener Company: NEOgas Brings a Blue Flame Solution to You 

Originally founded in 2001 as a Houston, Texas area energy services company, NEOgas, Inc. is now a global operations leader in advancing the off-pipeline distribution of compressed natural gas (CNG). Outside of large urban areas or other densely populated communities, natural gas pipeline infrastructures typically do not exist. In America and around the globe, this lack of a primary delivery system creates an ever-growing need for better ways to increase the worldwide distribution of this ‘cleaner and greener’ fuel.

At NEOgas, we believe every business challenge must be met with an innovative, optimized, and real-world solution. We know that “actions speak louder than words”, and we’re proud of our many significant contributions to the worldwide natural gas industry; cutting edge and critically needed solutions that include: 

Advanced Technologies  NEOgas remains committed to the ongoing pursuit of developing and leveraging novel technologies related to the compression of natural gas, a process required for the on-road transport of one of the world’s most efficient fuels 

Proprietary Equipment Our company provides the natural gas industry with state of the art designed and manufactured equipment for the compression, transport, and dispensing of CNG 

Equipment Packaging and Project Operations On a contract service basis, NEOgas packages and delivers equipment and machineries to a CNG project site, and if needed, our company personnel can then assume responsibility for all project operations 

Comprehensive CNG Services NEOgas is a leader in the actual bulk purchase, compressing, off-pipeline distribution, and dispensing of CNG 

Global Solutions In addition to our core U.S. operations, NEOgas supports the natural gas industry through its satellite operations in Russia, Thailand, and Brazil, and we intend to aggressively pursue a corporate strategy of continual global expansion 

Let’s Clear the Air: Our Blue Flame Is Coming Soon to a Motor Vehicle Near You 

Compressed natural gas is a highly desirable fuel that, today, powers combustion engine vehicles that are primarily used in limited applications such as corporate or municipally owned fleets. There are thousands of American airport shuttle buses and rental car company taxis (for example) that must comply with clean air standards that can easily be met when fleet vehicles are powered by CNG. Of all the fossil fuels, natural gas is by far the cleanest burning and typically costs less than gasoline or diesel fuel. Improved air quality and greater economy combine to designate CNG as the obvious clean energy resource for many corporate or government-owned fleets. 

CNG Fueling Stations for On-Site Dispensing 

Due to the very limited availability of public sale outlets for CNG, on-site fueling stations are required for nearly all fleet operations.  On-site dispensing is the only practical and cost-effective solution for fleet energy needs because, worldwide, vehicle manufacturers and fueling infrastructures have yet to take full advantage of this low carbon emisssions fuel. The many fleet owners who have converted to natural gas-powered vehicles will typically rely on an on-site refueling station that may incorporate compression/dispensing technologies, proprietary equipment, technical advisements or other forms of on-site support provided by our company. 

Natural Gas Offers America Its Energy Independence Day 

In addition to all else that CNG has to offer, this highly abundant energy resource can also provide America with a superior fuel that is produced almost exclusively within the United States. With the exception of small amounts of CNG imported from Canada, the remainder of our nation’s natural gas supply is obtained from drilled wells and open mines located in the Gulf of Mexico area states and various Rocky Mountain regions. Truly ‘Made in America’, natural gas can effectively buffer the U.S. from the countless uncertainties and perils associated with the importation of crude oil from the Middle East.  

CNG Delivers Tomorrow’s Energy Solutions Today 

While corporate and government-owned fleets utilize the majority of CNG-powered vehicles in current use, the global popularity of natural gas-fueled cars, trucks, and buses can only rise. In nations around the world, clean air requirements are certain to become more restrictive, and the ever-increasing cost of crude oil-based fuels has begun to make their use prohibitive for fleet owners and individuals alike. Real-world and timely solutions are needed, which is why CNG is fast becoming an integral part of a worldwide effort to find new and better ways to manage the planet’s invaluable energy resources. At NEOgas, we believe domestically abundant, clean burning, and affordable natural gas is the obvious choice for anyone who seeks tomorrow’s energy solutions today. 

We Believe CNG Is the Right Fuel Choice for You 

From motor vehicles to cooking to home heating or cooling to industrial or utility company use to countless other applications, CNG is a clearly better fuel choice. If you would like to learn more about all the many ways our company has enhanced the overall efficiencies and economies of the off-pipeline distribution of CNG, contact NEOgas, a leading, Texas-based energy company you should get to know. If a reduced carbon footprint and lower energy costs are on your personal or corporate agenda, let one of our always helpful energy experts fully explain why natural gas is the obvious fuel choice for all of us who want to breathe a lot easier.


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Pre-Engineered, Steel Frame Construction: What More Could You Ask For?

Architects, contractors, and our many delighted clients agree: when it comes to an ever-widening variety of structures, pre-engineered, steel frame construction is an outstanding choice. Rigid Building Systems, Ltd. (RBS) is a nationwide, Houston, Texas-based leader in the advanced design and unsurpassed quality construction of steel frame buildings. We offer a clearly superior brand of construction that consistently provides exceptional structural integrity, timely project completion, significant economies, and much more.

To clients across the country, RBS offers an expansive array of design/build options for projects ranging from horse barns to schools to churches to aviation hangars to multilevel shopping malls that feature award winning design. Yes, today’s steel frame buildings offer superior aesthetics, as well as the very latest engineering and construction technologies that combine to offer:

Design Flexibility The only design restriction is your architect’s boundless imagination

Precision Manufactured Components Individual steel framing components must meet exacting specifications – a precision fit means fast and efficient on-site assembly

Storm Resistant Structural Integrity We construct buildings that are expertly designed to withstand the many tests of time, one of which is the extreme weather (high wind loading) that occurs frequently in our region

Tomorrow’s Engineering Today – RBS is fully committed to staying abreast of cutting edge advances in engineering that will contribute to the buildings of tomorrow – engineering achievements we will integrate into our construction projects of today

Superior Scalability For projects vast or modest, RBS has an ideal design/build solution for you

Cost-Competitive Construction Pre-engineering promotes on-site building efficiencies that save everyone time and money – discover the many significant economies of steel frame construction

Pre-Engineering Provides Design Challenge Solutions

We want you to know about the nearly limitless structural possibilities that can be affordably realized when you choose pre-engineered, steel frame construction. Unsupported by vertical columns, roof and/or floor clear spans that were recently unthinkable are now routinely achieved through innovatively leveraged building technologies and state of the art engineering.

In the 21st century, steel framed buildings come in all shapes and sizes, many offering breathtaking exterior and interior architectural achievements once reserved for other, far more costly forms of construction. This exciting, dynamic, and greatly expanded universe of design is evident in beautiful buildings that are all around us, a number of which are proudly featured in our online portfolio.

Pre-Engineering Offers it All

Whatever your building needs might be, if you can dream it, we can make that dream come true with an affordable design/build project that meets the most demanding construction requirements. In short, when it comes to pre-engineered, steel frame construction, we’re the only company you need to know.

Make today the day you decide to contact us to learn all about a clearly better type of construction from a company that insists on excellence in everything we do. Pre-engineered, steel frame construction: What more could you ask for?

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DataVox, Inc. is the largest, privately owned telecommunications and information technology (IT) firm in Houston. The company’s industry-leading success is due, in part, to its unparalleled commitment to cutting edge innovation in the development of real-world business solutions. To that end, we sell, install, manage, and maintain state of the art, feature-rich telecom/IT systems that offer exceptional scalability to suit businesses large and small. And when it comes to product integrity, DataVox is proud to represent the very latest business phone and IT offerings from Avaya, Cisco, and Toshiba.

System Integration

Today, component-based communications and IT systems are the standard in nearly any office environment. These highly individualized component technologies require effective compatibility and integration solutions for an ever-expanding array of increasingly complex business applications. At DataVox, we understand the very real challenges of component integration, and we always meet or (far more typically) exceed our client’s highest expectations. How do we do it? Quite simply, our ‘best in the industry’ engineers and systems designers share a common goal: to leverage individual component technologies to create seamlessly unified systems that offer unsurpassed utility and ease of use.

Structured Cabling

DataVox offers the very latest in cabling infrastructures for voice, video, and data. All cabling installations are supervised by a product certified Project Manager who will ensure that all cabling products and installations adhere to the highest industry standards. Our Project Manager is also charged with the responsibility of facilitating installations that are consistently completed on budget and on time.

Computer Telephony Software Development

INterra Software is a division of DataVox, Inc., and the subsidiary has developed exceptional proprietary Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) software solutions for an ever-growing variety of applications. INterra software products have become an essential part of DataVox’s custom designed business phone/IT achievements, and the INterra suite of superior CTI products include: 

Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant is an advanced telecommunications tool designed to increase business productivity and accessibility. This innovative desktop application simplifies complex business phone operations while enhancing and extending switch functionality.

Operator Assistant

Operator Assistant software is designed to supplement those consoles that do not support ‘busy lamp fields’ for line-in-use notification to other system users.


INterra’s vConsole software effects a seamless integration of Virtual Assistant and Operator Assistant to provide maximum information for optimal call management. Faster access to caller information and telecommunications tools offer increased attendant efficiencies and office productivity.

Call Recorder

Call Recorder software offers a standalone client application that allows for PC/sound card supported call recording using any standard telephone equipped with a handset adapter.

Silent Message

Silent Message offers advanced second call notification features that allow for  caller identification information accompanied by caller specific rerouting advisements. 

Preview Dialer

Preview Dialer is a software application that integrates Caller ID information with your telephony enabled system while establishing a direct connection to your Personal Information Manager. This seamless integration is designed to enhance system user productivity (compatible databases include GoldMine and ACT.)

The preceding, feature-rich INterra offerings are the result of the innovative and collaborative efforts of industry-leading software engineers and designers, all of whom are guided by the INterra and DataVox standard that requires excellence in everything we do.

DataVox also wants you to know about:

IP Telephony

Internet Protocol Telephony (IPT) is the digitized transmission of voice data over the Internet, and the possibilities for enhanced telecommunications performance, efficiencies, and productivity make this technology attractive to businesses and individuals alike. DataVox consults with a core group of engineers who are on the Cisco IP telephony team, IPT specialists who can best determine if this dynamic and exciting technology is the optimal choice for your business.

When IPT is the obvious solution, DataVox offers the authorized sale, certified engineer installation, and long-term support of state of the art business phone/IT products from Avaya, Cisco, and Toshiba.

Data Networking

DataVox maintains a business concentration in the design and deployment of high-performance IP data communications networks for our customers. Our network engineers combine the use of hardware and software to create local area or wide area networks within performance, scalability, and reliability parameters that best suit the customer’s unique business requirements. The essential components of our data networks are:

  • Internet Backbone Design
  • Network Infrastructure Design
  • Data Center Architecture
  • Remote Access
  • Wireless LAN Design

Customer Care Center

DataVox is a family-owned company, and as such, we take a very personal interest in how our customers are treated. Since the company’s inception in 1988, we have maintained a firm belief that superior quality products, unsurpassed customer service, and ‘long after the sale’ customer satisfaction was the right and rock solid foundation on which to build our business.

Exceptional customer service and satisfaction is critically important to our continued success, and DataVox employs an entire team of Client Relations Specialists whose only responsibility is to ensure that every customer is considered to be our most important customer. On projects immense or modest, you will work with a product certified specialist who will be delighted to help you achieve the optimal telecom/IT solution for your business.

The Future is Here: Is Your Business Ready?

DataVox has the outstanding product offerings and exceptional human resources needed to ensure that your fast-paced company has the unsurpassed telecom/IT capabilities it demands. There will never be a better time than right now to decide to contact us to explore our dynamic and exciting business solutions designed for today, tomorrow, and far beyond.

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Turn Back the Pages of History to Create a Truly Green Tomorrow

At Prairie Restorations, Inc. (PRI), we specialize in a distinctively different form of landscaping that relies entirely on nature’s original, centuries-old designs. If you share our passion for superior aesthetics and unsurpassed sustainability for our regional lands, we invite you to explore with us a time when indigenous plantings grew wild and beautiful as far as Native American eyes could see.

Imagine an environmentally pristine time when our Upper Midwest lands were under the sole care of America’s tribal inhabitants; men, women, and even children who embodied an instinctual respect for the laws and creations of nature. Envision a day before progress and civilization damaged the earth in ways that once would have been judged to be unthinkable.

A Globally Green Solution

When we first opened our doors in 1977, all of us at PRI knew it was time for America to discover and embrace a designed by nature, indigenous plant landscape that can actually contribute to the healing of our planet. Years before the word ‘green’ had become synonymous with the environment, we started our business as an ultra-green, Minnesota-based company that now offers its well-known and respected services from multiple office locations in four states.

We believe our success is the direct result of our unwavering dedication to using only historically authentic plantings, a common sense approach to land management that has grown in popularity around the world. All of us at PRI heartily welcome this new, global awareness of the truly green benefits of very low to no maintenance, native plant landscapes. As an immediate and significant advantage, landowners can eliminate their grounds keeping crew and the noisy, air polluting machines these costly workers rely on. We want our good friends and neighbors to know about all of the many rewards of choosing an indigenous plant landscape that is ideally suited for: 

  • Open prairie or wetlands
  • Public or private recreation areas
  • Corporate landscaping solutions
  • Retail outlet or institutional grounds landscaping
  • Residential projects large or small   
  • Agricultural applications and more

We’ve Learned a Lot Since 1977

We discovered early on that successfully recreating evolution’s most perfect landscape designs could be as complex and mysterious as nature itself. Our regional lands have taught us countless, meticulously documented and archived lessons that tell us there will always be something new to know. With over three decades of experience behind us, we’ve learned for certain that indigenous plant landscapes restore, sustain, and beautify our region in an extraordinary way that cannot be equaled. We have completed thousands of native plant landscapes, and if you would like to view some of the outstanding results for yourself, we invite you to visit our online gallery of selected completed projects.

One Size Fits All 

Our painstakingly researched and botanically authentic landscape designs reflect an earlier, far greener day that can be revisited in the 21st century. We believe our unsurpassed brand of land restoration/beautification offers everything countless property owners and managers have been searching for, including superior scalability for land parcels of all types and sizes. From vast tracts of open prairie and wetlands to the most intimate, urban green space, PRI is there. 

It’s the Work. . .Not the Commerce that Matters

All of us at PRI are fully committed to an ongoing quest designed to discover and utilize more of nature’s secrets, hard-earned achievements we choose not to keep to ourselves. We take pride in the fact that we have extensive, hands in the soil experience related to our craft, accumulated knowledge we will freely share with any individual who will use it to install native plants in any green space. At PRI, we believe that it’s time to put personal considerations and individual business gains aside while we all contribute to the healing of our increasingly imperiled planet. Whether PRI is directly involved in a landscaping project or not, it’s the good and green works that truly matter. 

Let PRI Take Your Land Back in Time

If the vision of your vast or small land parcel in its most ecologically pure state appeals to you, contact Prairie Restorations to learn more about an ultra-green day when naturally beautiful, indigenous plantings grew to the horizon and far beyond. There will never be a better time than right now to decide to choose a landscape that demonstrates your respect for the wise laws and breathtakingly beautiful creations of Mother Nature.

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