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National Drinking Water Week: May 7-13

May 7, 2017 8:00 am

Cogent Companies joins water professionals across North America to kick off Drinking Water Week with the purpose of recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. This week provides an opportunity to encourage consumers to identify and replace lead-based water pipes and plumbing. Water leaving treatment plants is almost always lead-free. However, lead... View Article

Every Day Should Be Earth Day

April 22, 2017 5:24 am

Before 1970, factories could legally dump tons of toxic waste into nearby streams. Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day in 1970 to bring attention to this crisis, and with the help of 20 million demonstrators, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was born. Saturday, April 22, will be the 47th Earth Day celebration where more than... View Article

World Water Day – March 22

March 22, 2017 9:17 am

There is no such thing as waste water; only water wasted. Half of the world’s workers – 1.5 billion people – work in water-related sectors. Water is more than just essential for health; it is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic development. This year’s theme for World Water Day is “Water and Wastewater,” which... View Article

March 5 to 11: Groundwater Awareness Week

March 6, 2017 3:07 pm

Where does 98 percent of the planet’s usable fresh water come from? What is 60 times more plentiful than fresh water found in lakes and streams? Groundwater is found beneath the water table under the earth’s surface. Why is groundwater important? Water beneath the land’s surface is a valuable resource for irrigation, public supply, livestock,... View Article

2017 Green New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2016 1:31 pm

Water is a precious resource. While 74 percent of the planet’s surface is covered in water, only 3 percent is fit to drink. Why not add a few green resolutions to your list. Here are some small ways to make a big impact. Fix the Drips A leaky toilet can use 90,000 gallons of water a... View Article

Cogent Employees Volunteer for Christmas in October

November 11, 2016 10:46 am

With a continued emphasis on improving our community, 28 Cogent employees and family members volunteered to help a homeowner in need during Christmas in October. This organization has been uniting communities for more than 30 years to assist low-income, elderly, disabled and Veterans with much-needed home improvement projects. Painting, gutter and rail installation, landscaping and... View Article

Cogent Receives Excellence in Safety Award

June 30, 2016 5:59 am

Cogent recently received the Higher Standards Award from Midwest Builders’ Casualty recognizing a commitment to workplace safety and loss prevention. This award reflects Cogent’s outstanding loss control efforts, safety records, job site safety improvements and overall risk management practices. Safety training is a continual process guided by a steering committee which includes quarterly training, safety... View Article

Cogent Named Among Kansas City’s Top Private Companies

May 23, 2016 2:01 pm

Cogent Inc. ranked #88 on the Kansas City Business Journal’s list of 150 Top Private Companies. The list compiles the top 150 Kansas City area private companies based on 2015 revenue.”We had an exciting 2015,” said CEO Tim Howard, “In addition to expanding the Cogent family, we became the exclusive distributor of ITT Goulds Pumps... View Article

Automatic Engineering joins Cogent

February 16, 2016 2:10 pm

Cogent is pleased to announce the recent agreement between Automatic Engineering and Cogent for AEI to join eight best in class partner companies – Vandevanter Engineering, Fluid Equipment, BRI, Water Technology Group, Vanco, iME and Lee Mathews under the Cogent corporate umbrella. Automatic Engineering which will continue to do business under the brand name of... View Article

Cogent’s iME Solutions announces its partnership with ITT Goulds Pumps

November 9, 2015 4:46 pm

Industrial Machine & Equipment Solutions (iME), a Cogent company, announces its partnership with ITT Goulds Pumps, making iME the official distribution partner for ITT Goulds Pumps in Colorado, Eastern Wyoming, Montana, Western Nebraska and Western South Dakota.