Short Week

Hopefully, you had a great Memorial Day Weekend!

In the midwest rain and rising waters continues to be the talk.  The rivers will be cresting over the next few weeks as dams upstream continue to release water.  It will be an interesting few weeks. Last night another half inch of rain, but this week appears to be mostly dry.

Enjoy your week!


Walk-in Samples

Yesterday, we had over 40 people walk-in and drop off samples through our front door.  Lots of samples ranging from water and waste water to lawn and garden samples. It is very easy to drop off samples at the front desk and paperwork is available if you forget your accompanying paperwork.  In addition, you can pick up your sampling supplies across the street at our warehouse.  We try to make things as convenient as possible so clients can get in and out and be on their way.

Also, in the last couple of days we have given tours of our facitlity to companies inquiring about our services. If you are ever in the area, stop by and ask for a tour, we would be happy to show you the type of analysis we perform at Midwest Laboratories.

Orders via Social Media

Yesterday, I engaged in a conversation about plant tissue testing on twitter and at the end of the conversation, a transaction had occurred and I sent out 70 plant tissue bags.  If you feel more comfortable sending text messages or tweets rather than traditional email, just let us know and we would be happy to work with you.

Smartphones are changing the way we communicate with each other and we all need to embrace the technology where it makes sens.

In any case, I wanted to leave you with that piece of information and let you know we are always trying to look at different ways to communicate better with people.

Last full week of May

This is the last full week of May. Most of the planting is in for most growers.  Lots of severe weather and rain. It appears more is headed our way in the next few days. It will be an interesting summer. Hopefully, some drier conditions will prevail.  Schools are beginning to get out for summer vacation and pools will be opening this coming Memorial Day Week.

Make it a good week!