The US electrical grid has come a long way in the last 140 years, since names like Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse lit up our cities. No one could have predicted how electricity would shape our industries and how intracule it would be to our everyday. Thanks to good ole Teddy Roosevelt, electrical power was spread throughout the US with the Rural Electrification Act, that made electricity available to all. A quote that simply states “Mysterious affair, electricity” by Sam Beckett really sums up how most of us relate to this phenomenon of moving electrons and ions. Electricity is a humbling, silent workhorse. To understand the complexity of it can take a lifetime. My personal eureka moment was when I first learned the water hose analogy for explaining electricity, which if you are not privy to, I recommend Googling that one.
As of Monday, May 17, 2021, Melink Corporation kicked off a new healthy-hybrid working concept, where employees have reasonable flexibility to work remotely while also having some responsibility to work from the corporate campus in Cincinnati, OH. What you may not know, is as of March 2021, we’ve now gone through five different remote working strategies, pivoting nimbly as conditions changed and new information was constantly being presented. This would not have been made possible without an incredibly positive attitude from our staff and an adaptation to the use of new tools. One such tool that we began to use in late 2019, thankfully prior to the world changing, was Microsoft Teams.
Before COVID-19, indoor air quality (IAQ) was somewhat of an afterthought. However, in the last year, indoor air quality is a buzzword that has gained much needed traction.
Why should I care about building pressure?
Let’s have some real talk. Remember that dreaded question when you were a high school teenager: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” *Shudder* Maybe you had an answer prepared that delighted the person who asked which “lucky you”, swiftly ended the conversation. Or maybe you were like me and you stood there awkwardly for a few seconds while staring at your feet and mumbling something along the lines of “Uhhhh, I don’t know. Something that I like doing that helps make the world a better place… I guess.” Then you pretended like you heard your mom calling and scurried away hoping you hadn’t brought too much shame to yourself in what surely wasn’t your finest moment. No? Just me? Good! I wasn’t the only one.