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Last updated on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:36 pm

Well-Crafted Combination

Rick Barrows, president of Springdale company Multi-Craft Contractors Inc. and all-around champion for local entrepreneurship, has struck up a partnership with Rogers-based Recycled Hydro Solutions. You may remember our reporting in a previous edition about RHS owner Chris Gilreath and his invention, RinseWell. The former restaurateur is dedicated to developing products that conserve water in the food service industry, and it started with RinseWell, a redesign of a utensil-sanitizing fixture called the dipper well. Barrows personally invested in the company, and MCC will help build prototypes for a national beta launch tentatively set for April. When Barrows heard about RinseWell “I thought it was right down our alley, right in our sweet spot,” he told Whispers, referring to MCC’s... [ MORE ]

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