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Business Beat: Local company using sensors to save water, Logistics jobs seeing renewed focus

An image of a sensor on a pipe.
Courtesy of Halogen Systems for NNBW
These water sensors are able to detect issues in wastewater without pulling from the supply, which could save billions of gallons of water annually.

Here's the latest business news from around Northern Nevada, with Business Beat from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

Incline Village company working to save water

The entire state of Nevada is currently under some level of drought, but one local company is looking to save water — billions of gallons' worth a year.

Incline Village-based Halogen Systems started by creating sensors for large ships to monitor water onboard for invasive species. But now, the company has developed sensors that can detect issues in wastewater streams.

The sensors let companies monitor wastewater quality without pulling directly from the supply. Halogen Systems claims that process can save four million gallons of wastewater a year. The company hopes to eventually install its sensors directly into the water grid.

Read more about these water sensors at nnbw.com.

Tattoo removals on the rise, post-pandemic

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, the old saying goes, but tattoos last.

Reno Tattoo Removal is seeing an unexpected surge in demand for people who are rethinking their ink. Co-owner Ron Gregory says he thinks the pandemic gave people more time to reflect and think about changes. Gregory says revenue is up 20% from last year.

Read more about the tattoo removal industry at nnbw.com.

TMCC logistics program getting renewed focus

The pandemic completely disrupted supply chains across the globe, which has led to severe shortages and delays across several industries, but Nevada educators are trying to help solve the issue.

Truckee Meadows Community College’s logistics program has been offered to students in northern Nevada for the past five years. It started with 50 students in 2016 and has since grown to nearly 150 students this semester.

Supply chain jobs are expected to grow 30% over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Read more about logistics at nnbw.com.

Kaleb Roedel is a KUNR contributor and reporter with the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. For more business news, check out the Northern Nevada Business Weekly at nnbw.com or in print on Wednesdays.

Kaleb is an award-winning journalist and KUNR’s Mountain West News Bureau reporter. His reporting covers issues related to the environment, wildlife and water in Nevada and the region.
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