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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

The current drought situation is a major concern in Utah and the need to conserve water is now a necessity. The people at Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc. are committed to helping their customers do just that. When it comes to watering our lawns and gardens with the appropriate amount of water, Orbit is the expert. Orbit's CEO, K.C. Ericksen of Utah, was born and raised in the irrigation business. Growing up, he was his father's right-hand man. In 1971, K.C. started Orbit Irrigation with his brother, Mike. In fact, K.C. has dealt with droughts on more than one occasion, and consequently, it's an issue that drives his company in its research and product development.

To bring attention to the current drought, and to get students thinking about how to conserve water, Orbit recently sponsored an essay contest for 11th and 12th graders in Utah and California. The title of the contest was "Outdoor Watering Conservation: The Next Step." The winning essay dealt with the need for developing new and efficient sprinkling systems. That's something the people at Orbit Irrigation take very seriously. Conservation through innovation is a company slogan.

Headquartered in North Salt Lake, Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of irrigation and misting products. Orbit offers an array of innovative products for customers in the residential and commercial markets. Some of these products include drip and micro-watering devices (for watering a small garden area such as a favorite rose bush), moisture sensors that shut off your sprinklers when it's raining, and of course, programmable and remote control timers. One of the company's most recent products is the Automatic Yard Watering Kit, an above ground watering system that can be up and running in just a matter of minutes.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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