Clean air is healthy business

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By John Bartlit


Business is business. Regulated companies make news when they wail away at the costs of buying and running pollution controls. The word goes out: pollution controls threaten jobs. 

At the same time, the Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC) is busy praising the healthy incomes from the same controls. 

The ICAC is the national trade organization that represents suppliers of air pollution control and monitoring systems, equipment and services for facilities. 

The ICAC’s endless task is to drive home the basics of business that facility spokesmen routinely skip. The basics have to be pointed out as often as they are ignored. 

Commerce runs on a simple principle: A buyer’s outlay is a seller’s income.

The equation is as true for pollution controls as it is for backhoes or diamond rings. What one company spends for goods and services is earned by other companies and their workers. 

To sum up: All the money spent on pollution controls is income, profit and jobs for companies and workers in the pollution control industry. The ICAC clarifies this business fact with a myriad of details.

Visit ICAC.com on the web and learn what they do. Their business case comes out in a few quotes:

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