Shower with Beer: Duke Cannon Beer Soap

first_imgDuke Cannon is a brand any self-respecting American man needs to know, and know intimately. That’s because this is personal hygiene brand, and personal hygiene is intimate stuff. But don’t confuse intimacy and delicacy, because there’s nothing delicate about Duke Cannon, whose mission statement can be summarized by this excerpt from their site:“As any historian worth his salt will tell you, this country was built by folks with a sense of purpose. Duke Cannon’s purpose is simple: to make superior-quality grooming goods that meet the high standards of hard-working men. Our products are tested by soldiers, not boy bands. And they’re made in a little place we like to call the United States of America. We value things like hard work, family, community, bacon and country; we champion builders, creators, sledge hammerers, holders of doors and fixers of toilets.”In other words, Duke Cannon has no time for “weak, watered down” body washes that “smell like a high school dance” or “bubble gum-flavored lip balm in dainty little tubes.” No, these are big, bold, personal care products manufactured to “meet the needs of 12-hour work days, not 45-minute tennis lessons.” And they’re products with awesome names, like Trench Warfare Body and Foot Powder and Best Damn Beard Balm.Now, would you pay more for a shampoo because it has a name like News Anchor Hair Wash and certified that “your hair is a weapon … that commands the respect of others” or a shower soap called Naval Supremacy designed for “hard-working men [who] require a shower of substance to accomplish a full day’s work?” You might, right?Well good news, you don’t have to.Duke Cannon products may come with some charmingly inflated rhetoric, but they don’t come with highfalutin price tags. The company’s products, which span from shaving and beard care products to hair styling products to lip and knuckle balms, are decidedly male-oriented and are of high quality, yet they are more than affordable for daily use. I should know, as I use several of them daily. (And maybe it’s the power of suggestion, but I’d say my shower gel really does rather smell like naval supremacy as they say. Or maybe it’s just bergamot.)The Duke Cannon brand persona is manly and swaggering and largely tongue in cheek, but they back up their bravado with more than a slew of fine personal grooming products. They liaise directly with active duty soldiers, using military men as their focus group for product testing and donating a share of profits to charitable groups working with veterans.Also, the Big Ass Brick of Soap that comes in scents including Campfire, American Bourbon, Fresh Cut Pine, and more is directly modeled after the bars of soap issued to American GIs during the Korean War, and is made in the very same factory that supplied much of the soap to our soldiers back in that era.And if you’re looking for a great gift for that manly man you call husband, dad, son, bro, or… uh… Chet, Duke Cannon has you (and Chet) covered there, too: their gift bundles are a great deal and are brilliantly packaged.Shop Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard Editors’ Recommendations The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffalast_img read more

CIDRA gets involved with the BechtelXstrata Standard Concentrator Project

first_imgThrough an agreement with Bechtel International, CiDRA Minerals Processing will be the supplier of flowmeters for five Xstrata Copper greenfield projects, which are part of a Bechtel/Xstrata strategic alliance and the Standard Concentrator Project. This project is a first in the copper industry and should speed up project execution and provide costs savings across multiple projects. Xstrata, amongst the world’s top five mined and refined copper producers, approved this strategic alliance with Bechtel, which covers a 10-year period, whereby Bechtel International will perform EPCM and or EPC services as required for all Xstrata Copper greenfield projects. The Bechtel alliance provides Xstrata with the proven management, technical expertise and construction management skills needed for development of multi-billion dollar projects. CiDRA’s SONARtrac systems were chosen as the best technology fit for the critical slurry lines within all five projects, which include Antapaccay in Peru, Las Bambas in Peru, El Pachon in Argentina, Tampakan in the Philippines, and Frieda River in Australia. CiDRA has completed shipment of sonar flowmeters to the Antapaccay mine, which is nearing production. Bechtel has designed a standard concentrator that will be used in all of the five projects. The use of a standard concentrator in multiple copper concentrator projects will have significant benefits for Xstrata, including engineering, procurement, vendor submittal, construction and start-up efficiencies, as well as cost savings and reduced operating costs.CiDRA’s SONARtrac systems are non-invasive, which will allow the customer quick installation, as well as the high reliability, performance, and maintenance-free operation the customer requires. CiDRA’s SONARtrac flow technology is a new class of industrial flowmeter, utilizing measurement principles that are distinct from all other flowmeter technologies operating in the mining industry. As well, SONARtrac systems demonstrate very stable output and superior levels of performance in the presence of highly variable fluid properties.last_img read more