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Support Hire Heroes Organization

Posted by John Olson on 4/16/2016

Graystone Industries is proud to help support the Hire Heroes organization. This charity helps find employment for our nations veterans as well as providing job skills training when needed to ensure a lifetime of opportunity.

The Veteran at the Exit

Posted by John Olson on 3/28/2016

Last week I was on a business trip through Florida when I exited the turnpike with the gas gauge sitting well below empty. Approaching the exit light I quickly shot into the right hand turn lane having seen the gas station just up the road.

While waiting at the light, I looked over to the left hand lane and saw a man standing there. He was an older gentleman, clean cut and wearing a very worn but spotless military shirt. This man also had a metal leg. Perhaps what stood out most was this man's poise. He did not walk from car to car asking for money. Instead he stood stiff in a parade rest type stance while with one hand he held a small sign that simply said he was a veteran and "my family could use a little help".

Standing rigid he only moved when someone motioned him over where he limped up, and accepted their contribution with heartfelt thanks before resuming his previous stance.

I felt an immediate need to thank this man for protecting our country and help him out with a $20 bill. However this veteran could not cross over 2 lanes of traffic to me nor I to him. As the light changed, I was forced to make my turn and proceed to the gas station. Later, as I headed back to the on ramp the man was gone...

Pond and Fountain Product Catalog

Posted by John Olson on 3/1/2016

We invite you to view our New 2016 Product Catalog...

Two Main Reason your Fountain Pump Fails

Posted by John Olson on 3/1/2016
The number one reason fountain pumps fail is lack of water. These pumps are magnetic drive pumps and are water cooled. If the pump is not fully under water when running at all times, it will burn out in just a few hours. Many customer have found that their pumps are placed just under the level of the water and that over the matter of days or a week the water level will drop from evaporation and will start sucking in a little air with the water...

The Best Deal Online

Posted by John Olson on 4/16/2015
The Best Deal Online

Everyone loves a great deal and everyone loves finding a super low price online. However, the "best price online" is often times not the BEST deal.

If a customer is looking for a book, the lowest price is a no brainer. Need a certain pair of shoes? Well then they either fit and are comfortable or they don't and you send them back.

In the Fountain and Pond business, things can be a little more complicated. Many of the products offered require both seller and buyer to have a little knowledge about the items and how they work together. Please take a moment to view the two examples below and you will have a better understanding of what I mean...

Pond Maintenance

Posted by John Olson on 3/17/2015
Pond Maintenance
After a long hard winter, most of the US is thankful to be finally heading into Spring. With the warmer weather upon us, pond owners should now be thinking about their annual spring startup. Many will completely drain their ponds, scrub out the muck and refill. This will be the time to start a maintenance program of beneficial bacteria treatments.