Culligan Introduces High Efficiency Water Softener for Commercial Use

CHICAGO, IL – July 21, 2011 – Culligan, a leading global innovator of advanced filtration and water softening solutions for more than 70 years, unveiled its innovative High Efficiency (HE) Water Softener as part of its Culligan Matrix Solutions™ water treatment systems, which provide greater flexibility, speed to market and cost savings to commercial and industrial companies.  Culligan’s HE Water Softener offers commercial users a range of advanced features and options based on their unique water usage and quality requirements. Its unique design addresses the most common user concerns such as: operating, labor and maintenance costs, as well as the impact of poor water quality on operational efficiency and customer service levels.


Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener Press Release

CHICAGO, IL – June 14, 2011 – Water is one of the most overlooked utilities in our homes, and new research by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) shows that highly efficient water use could be one of our greatest money and energy saving measures.  The WQRF study – “Evaluation of Relative Effects of Hardness, Detergent Dose and Temperature to Evaluate Stain Removal Efficacy and/or Use of Less Laundry Detergent at Lower Water Temperatures” – found that soft water can reduce detergent use by as much as 50 percent and heating costs by up to 24 percent.  Culligan, a 75-year global leader of innovative water treatment systems, is helping homeowners to achieve these savings with the national launch of its new Culligan High Efficiency (HE) Water Softener, which uses patented “smart” electronics to deliver economic, efficiency and environmental benefits.


Culligan Announces National Refranchising Initiative

CHICAGO, IL – March 2, 2011 – Today Culligan International Company, a 75-year old global leader of innovative water treatment systems, announced a major initiative to sell many of its company owned dealerships in North America. With over 100 total dealerships available, many of which are located in large metropolitan markets like Los Angeles, Dallas, Milwaukee, Toronto and Denver, qualified buyers have a rare opportunity to join the largest water distribution network in the world. A Culligan dealership carries certain exclusive territorial rights for the most powerful brand name in the water treatment industry and a full line of premium, differentiated and technologically advanced products.

The Benefits of Bottle-Free Water Coolers: a Growth Opportunity

Bottle-free coolers represent a rapidly expanding market opportunity for dealers, wholesalers and distributors of water quality products to businesses.  Today the bottle-free cooler market segment is growing at a double digit rate, which is good news for those looking to fortify their recurring revenue stream and increase customer retention. 

Culligan Offers Consumers a Solution to Combat Hexavalent Chromium and Other Contaminants

CHICAGO, IL – December 22, 2010 – Concerns about the quality of drinking water continue to make headlines.  Most recently, it is with respect to the presence of hexavalent chromium (also known as chromium-6), a probable carcinogen, in the water supply of 35 American cities.  Hexavalent chromium has been associated with lung cancer, leukemia, stomach cancer and other cancers, as well as linked to liver and kidney damage in animal studies.


Don’t Be Fooled by Salt-Less “Softening” Device Claims: Studies Show that Only Water Softeners Soften Water

CHICAGO, IL – July 14, 2010 – The results of a recent Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) study1 reinforced what consumers with hard water problems have known for years: that soft water is good.  This research proved that water softeners can save measurable energy and thwart the scale buildup that can shorten the lifespan of household appliances and clog showerhead nozzles.  Yet, increased advertising that promotes a new generation of salt-less devices is stirring confusion in the market.

Culligan to Sell Culligan Store Solutions Business to Primo Water Corporation

ROSEMONT, IL – June 7, 2010 – Culligan International Company (Culligan), the world’s leading innovator and provider of water treatment and filtration systems for more than 70 years, announced the sale of its vended water business owned and operated by Culligan Store Solutions, LLC (CSS), to Primo Water Corporation (Primo), a leader in retail water exchange and retail sales of water dispensers. The sale price is $105M, and the transaction is expected to close later this year.

Culligan Reminds Homeowners that May is “National Drinking Water Month” and Offers Free In-Home Water Analysis

CHICAGO, IL – May 11, 2010 –The results of a nationwide GALLUP© poll1, conducted March 4-7, 2010, revealed that Americans expressed greater concern about threats to water safety and quality than about other environmental issues. In fact, pollution of drinking water was, again, the top concern. This was followed by concern about pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, maintenance of nation’s supply of fresh water for household needs and contamination of soil and water by toxic waste.

The Science Behind the Seal: Good Housekeeping Celebrates the 100th Birthday of its Famed Seal with a Tour that Brings the Research Institute to Life

NEW YORK – May 4, 2010 – In celebration of Good Housekeeping’s 125th anniversary, the magazine has created an interactive, traveling exhibit of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, where all product evaluations are conducted, including those for the legendary Good Housekeeping Seal. Visitors will see up close the various tests that products must go through to earn the Seal or be featured in Good Housekeeping, both editorially and in advertisements. GHRI on Tour presented by IKEA will make stops in 11 markets and visitors can enter to win a room makeover from IKEA.

Convoy of Hope and Culligan Team Up to Bring Drinkable Water to Haiti

Three industrial-sized water purification systems being shipped to the earthquake zone.  Convoy of Hope, the international relief organization, and Culligan, the industry leader in water treatment, will join forces again to deliver much needed drinking water to the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti. 

Culligan Introduces the G Series as Part of its New Matrix Solutions

CHICAGO, IL – December 8, 2009 – Culligan, a leading global innovator of advanced filtration and water softening solutions for more than 70 years, unveiled a comprehensive new line of commercial and industrial reverse osmosis (RO) products as part of its new Culligan Matrix Solutions™ – which debuted earlier this year to provide greater flexibility, speed to market and cost savings to customers.  As a water treatment and equipment partner to hundreds of companies around the world, Culligan’s products, services and support have helped organizations to eliminate costly water problems by extending the performance of their equipment, reducing maintenance costs and improving operational efficiency.

Culligan Partners with Good Housekeeping to Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Seal

NEW YORK and CHICAGO – September 22, 2009 – In celebration of the 100th birthday of the Good Housekeeping Seal, the magazine’s famous emblem of quality and a limited two-year warranty, the magazine has created an interactive, traveling exhibit that recreates the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, where all product evaluations are conducted.  Visitors will see up close the various tests that products must go through to earn the Seal or be featured in Good Housekeeping, both editorially and in advertisements. GHRI on Tour presented by IKEA will make stops in 11 markets, transported via an environmentally-responsible low-emission vehicle.  Visitors can also enter to win a room makeover from IKEA.

Culligan’s New Aqua-Cleer® Bottle-less Coolers Offer Quality Water, Convenience and Savings at the Office

CHICAGO, IL – July 8, 2009 – Culligan, a leader in water treatment solutions for more than 70 years, just introduced its new line of Aqua-Cleer® Point of Use (POU) bottle-less coolers for commercial businesses and residential homes. Bottle-less coolers are perfect for small, high traffic areas such as hotels, offices and lobbies where space is limited. Because the water comes directly from the building’s existing water source and is automatically filtered for drinking, there’s no more heavy lifting, delivery or storage of five gallon bottles. And because bottle-less coolers don’t use water bottles, they offer businesses an unlimited supply of high quality drinking water on demand.

Culligan Redefines Industrial Water Treatment with New Matrix Solutions™

CHICAGO, IL – June 16, 2009 – Culligan, a leading global innovator of advanced water softening and filtration solutions for more than 70 years, has just redefined industrial water treatment with the introduction of its new Culligan Matrix Solutions. Manufacturing companies depend on clean, quality water throughout their entire business, such as for boiler feed water make-up, recycling back to cooling towers, improved process run times and overall quality and consistency of production. Some even reuse grey water in other parts of their manufacturing process. Complying with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discharge requirements is also a constant driver of quality water treatment.

Culligan Introduces the Only Certified Whole House Arsenic Reduction Filtering System on the U.S. Market

CHICAGO, IL – August 5, 2009 – About 43 million people – 15 percent of the nation’s population – who use water from private wells may unknowingly be exposed to contaminants including naturally occurring arsenic, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Society (USGS).  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the maximum limit for arsenic in drinking water at 10 ppb (parts per billion), due to concerns that arsenic may have long-term health effects.

Culligan Declares May “National Drinking Water Month”

CHICAGO, IL – April 20, 2009 – Consumers are drowning in confusion as continued controversy over tap water contamination[1] (i.e. arsenic, lead, radium, chlorine, pharmaceuticals, etc.) rages on. According to a National Consumer Water Quality Association (WQA) Research survey, 67 percent of Americans are concerned about the quality of their household water supply, and more than half plan to purchase home filtration devices. Yet, before choosing a water filtration system, homeowners first need to assess whether they even need to treat their water based on the unique conditions of their regional water source.

Drugs in Your Drinking Water? What You Can Do About It

Recent news headlines have reported that trace levels of pharmaceuticals have been found in certain drinking water supplies. These chemicals are currently not regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It’s important to remember that contaminants may not be in every water supply, and their levels can vary from region to region. Additionally, prescription drugs are not the only contaminants found in tap water. Lead, mercury, volatile organic compounds, cysts and chloramines may also be in your water supply.

Culligan Helps You Drink in Facts About Your Water

Did you know that 86% of single-serve drinking water bottles (almost 7,000 tons daily) do not get recycled and end up in landfills or incinerators?1 As part of the “go green” effort, consumers countrywide are being encouraged to part with single-serve bottled water and opt for tap water where appropriate. Culligan is here to let you know there are a number of ways you can make the most of tap water to save money and help the environment.

Culligan Enhances Its Digital Smart-Sensor™ Water Softener to Combat Winter's Harsh Toll and Hard H20

CHICAGO, IL – April 10, 2008 – Culligan International Company, a global innovator of high-quality water treatment solutions for residential and business use, unveiled a smarter way to soften hard water and combat winter’s harshness – with the newly enhanced digital Aqua Sensor®. This technology is an advanced digital probe that sits inside Culligan’s Smart-Sensor™ residential water softener. The Aqua-Sensor continuously monitors water chemistry, automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions and activates regeneration only when needed – to ensure optimal water and salt consumption. In just 10 years, homeowners can save more than 2.5 tons of salt and 20,000 gallons of water, using the patented new Aqua-Sensor technology.*

Be More “Water Wise” While Cooking in the Kitchen

Holiday and year-round recipes for soups, stocks, sauces and other dishes calling for H20 as the base ingredient demand the finest culinary finesse – and the purest water to promote the truest taste. Unknowingly, using untreated tap water may compromise the nuances of your cooking and contribute to environmental waste when it comes to cleaning pots, pans and appliances used to prepare your favorite recipes.

Culligan Awarded Good Housekeeping Seal for the Fourth Consecutive Year

CHICAGO, IL – April 12, 2008 – Culligan International Company, a global innovator of high-quality water treatment solutions for residential and business use, announced that it is the recipient of the Good Housekeeping Seal for the fourth consecutive year. Since 1909, this distinction has been a recognized statement of the magazine’s renowned Consumers’ Policy, which states that if a product bearing the Seal proves to be defective within two years of purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace the product or refund the purchase price. All products receiving the Seal have been independently tested by The Good Housekeeping Research Institute, which is the consumer product evaluation laboratory of Good Housekeeping.

Culligan Introduces Improved Hi-Flo® 22 Automatic Water Softener and Filter to Help Restaurants Save Costs and Enhance Customer Service

CHICAGO, IL – April 12, 2008 – Culligan International Company, a global innovator of high-quality water treatment solutions for residential and business use, announced its next-generation Hi-Flo® 22 Automatic Water Softener and Filter at the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) 2007 National Conference, recently held in Frisco, Texas. The new and improved Hi-Flo® 22 product family consists of both water softeners and filters with corrosion-resistant components including fiberglass tanks and plastic valves. These Hi-Flo® 22 solutions are designed for operational cost savings, an extended equipment lifespan and a better customer experience. All are supported by Culligan’s expansive dealer network, enabling both large national chain and smaller independent restaurants to receive expert local service in whichever market(s) they are based.

Culligan Introduces New Smart-Sensor™ Series Water Softener

CHICAGO, IL – March 22, 2008 – Culligan International Company, a global innovator of high-quality water treatment solutions for residential and business use, announced its new Smart-Sensor™ series water softener. Smart-Sensor™ improves efficiency and simplifies maintenance with a new indoor/outdoor system. Culligan’s Smart-Sensor™ technology includes the patented Aqua-Sensor®, Soft-Minder® Meter and AccuSoft® Plus circuit board, and is backed by the company’s expansive local dealer network.

Culligan Expands Water Analytics Lab Services to Better Serve Today’s “Aquaconscious” Customers

CHICAGO, IL – June 6, 2007 – With the move of its worldwide headquarters to Rosemont, IL, Culligan International Company has unveiled an expanded Analytical Laboratory and new services to meet the needs of consumers concerned about their water quality and safety. The 71-year-old, Chicago-based global innovator of water treatment solutions now houses state-of-the art equipment that tests water samples from virtually anywhere in the world. The new, 9,500 square foot lab also facilitates product innovations that promote greener practices to enhance the environment and healthier customer lifestyles.

Culligan’s New Aqua-Cleer® Advanced Drinking Water System Provides Clean, Quality Water Customized for Every Home

CHICAGO, IL – March 1, 2008 – Over two-thirds (67%) of Americans are generally concerned about the quality of their household water supply, according to a 2008 National Consumer Water Quality Association (WQA) Research survey. News headlines warning of contaminants1 (i.e. lead, radium, chlorine) and pharmaceuticals in tap water have stirred controversy and confusion. Consumers are also learning that water in single-serve, disposable plastic bottles isn’t an environmentally-friendly solution to their drinking water concerns. As a result, more than half of Americans say they’re planning to purchase home filtration devices, the WQA poll showed.

Culligan's New 2-in-1 Total Home Water™ Filtration System Makes a Splash

CHICAGO, IL – March 1, 2008 – Culligan International Company, a global innovator of high-quality water treatment solutions for residential and business use, just unveiled its Total Home Water Filtration System – a two-in-one, whole house solution that reduces chlorine taste and softens water. As with other Culligan water filtration and softening systems, the Total Home solution is backed by the company’s 700+ dealer network who provide homeowners with local expertise, free water analyses and specific solutions depending on customers’ unique water conditions.

Culligan Offers Whole House Water Treatment System to Help Reduce Health Risks of Radium in Compliance with EPA Standards

CHICAGO, IL – January 28, 2008 – Residents living on small community water systems can rest assured that their drinking water is safe from dangerous levels of radium – a soil-based element that if ingested increases the risk for several diseases including lymphoma, bone cancer and leukemia. Culligan International Company, a global innovator of high-quality water treatment solutions for residential and business use, is helping homeowners in two Illinois communities – Long Grove and Peru – mitigate radium using its patented point-of-entry (POE) water softening technology.

Culligan Outfits World’s First LEED Platinum Certified Remodeled Home With “Green” Water Treatment Systems

CHICAGO, IL – February 19, 2008 – The world’s first LEED for Homes™ Platinum Certification for a home remodel – a 1948 rambler – is also home to an innovative water management system from Culligan. Platinum is the highest level of certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for residential Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The home (based in Minnetonka, Minnesota) is a product of the environmental organization, Live Green, Live Smart green housing project, with virtually every square foot devoted to energy efficiency, water conservation and healthy occupancy. Culligan’s water softener and drinking water systems were instrumental in converting the water management processes of the aging abode to a global role model for contemporary sustainable living.

Culligan Brine Reclaim System for Water Softeners Helps Hotels Save Up to 40% in Salt Costs and Achieve Payback in About Two Years

CHICAGO, IL – June 6, 2007 – Culligan International Company, a global innovator of high-quality water treatment solutions for residential and business use, introduced its next-generation brine reclaim technology for use with Culligan’s commercial water softening systems and patented MVP™ Electronic Controller. The combination of brine reclaim and the MVP™ controller yields significant savings in water and salt for hotel operations. Hotels also can become “greener” by taking proactive measures to protect the environment, as well as improve their overall guest experience by ensuring patrons experience the benefits of softened water.

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