March 17, 2021
As High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) polymer, manufacturing materials, and freight charges from our Asia factories have continued to rise sharply these costs are now beyond the point needed to act. To mitigate the potential for loss we will be increasing all Hydro-Rain and associated sku’s (Hydro-Rain®, Orbit®, Bond® and Stanley® Tools) 6% on May 17, 2021.
Orders for immediate release will be considered, assuming they are in line with your normal purchasing pattern. An updated price listing will be sent to you on or around April 17, 2021.
Thank you for your continued support as we all navigate pricing and inventory through the season!
Your Hydro-Rain Sales and Support Team
Key Hydro-Rain Contacts
Customer Service- 888-493-6762
Applications are now being accepted for the Custom Soft Cap Rotor program! Now you can have your company name, Logo, phone number, or web address molded into each rotor you install or maintain!
Tom DeCavalcanti joins the Hydro-Rain Sales team as an East Coast Regional Sales Manager!
Welcome to the team Tommy D !
Today B-hyve announced a strategic partnership with Flume, a leading source for real-time home water data. Through the partnership, the two companies will integrate their technologies to provide homeowners with unprecedented insights into their outdoor and indoor water flow rates for better conservation and efficiency.
Combining B-hyve Smart Irrigation Technology with Flume’s Smart Water Monitor creates the most advanced system to provide a fully comprehensive look at water use inside or outside a home. The ability to differentiate how much water is used, whether in the home or in the yard, makes a significant difference when looking to eliminate water waste that can be expensive and damaging.
Through B-hyve’s proprietary technology, consumers can be smarter when watering by connecting into local weather and using environmental characteristics to automatically deliver the right amount of water. Flume’s Smart Water Monitor attaches to existing water meters to evaluate water use 24/7 for the entire home. By merging these technologies, consumers will be able to monitor and receive reports on their outdoor and indoor water use at any time using the B-hyve app.
“Outdoor irrigation is one of the biggest culprits of water waste in the home. But through this powerful integration with Flume that builds off of our great work with B-hyve, we can eliminate a lot of unnecessary water usage by providing real-time insights into their indoor and outdoor water consumption,” said Stuart Eyring, CEO of Hydro-Rain.
Key benefits of this partnership for end users include:
- Smarter Watering: Using B-hyve’s existing WeatherSense technology and real-time flow data from Flume, homeowners can make informed decisions about their water use.
- Real-Time Monitoring and Management: The B-hyve app will alert users of any abnormal flow rates, preventing over watering or possible leaks in broken sprinkler lines or heads.
- Precise Data: Users can measure actual volume consumption rates with detailed reporting showing how many gallons are used for each zone during an irrigation cycle.
“From inception, Flume has been a mission-based company working to educate the public on their water use. We are excited to announce our partnership with Orbit to further our mission,” said Eric Adler, CEO at Flume. “By incorporating B-hyve’s innovative technology and broad industry presence with our intelligent flow meters, we can empower people with the knowledge to better monitor and manage water use for a more meaningful impact.”
We had great meetings and an excellent time at the 2019 Watersmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas this week. What a fantastic venue to officially kick off our 2020 Water District Smart Controller trial program by inviting 10 agencies to experience Weathersense™ technology by Hydro-Rain. This program is designed to save water within their communities through direct install programs.
Have you, or your customers, ever wondered what smart watering is or asked why is it important?
In this 5 minute video we present the basics of smart watering.
Hydro-Rain has been acquired by private equity firm Platinum Equity. Stuart Eyring is to remain CEO through the transition and beyond.
Pro-Mark was founded by Max Ericksen in 1971 and over more than 40 years his family built Orbit and Hydro-Rain into a global distribution network with products available in 40 countries and all 50 U.S. states
Today we added the 1 1/4″ saddle body to our lineup of the fastest saddles and taps on the market!
The BLS-125-BD-LT is able to fit on 1 1/4″ pipe, and is compatible with all the taps.
With the Hydro-Rain Center Pivot system, a B-hyve Ag connected device, producers can leverage the power of Wi-Fi and 900 MHz to control pivots up to 5 miles away from a Base Station.
Tim Gavin of Grand Island Nebraska joins our team as National Ag Manager.
Welcome to the team Tim! It’s exciting to have you join Hydro-Rain on a great new opportunity.