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Year-end Source Deal at IR

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Attention all RT Clients!  We have a last minute source deal that you are going to want to take advantage of. It comes in three parts: 1) Base Price Adjustment, 2) Added Discount, 3) 2020 Source Special. Here’s the breakdown:

Base Price Adjustment

Remember those days immediately after COVID hit?  Who can forget!  At that time we had the horrible task of telling you that a big change in the US/CDN exchange rate affected the prices of our sources.  What a hit.  We also told you that when things improved, we would make a change to our prices too.  Well that time has come.  The Canadian dollar is now stronger, which means we are dropping our source prices.  What a relief!  This change to the price of sources is now in effect.  Just in time for your upcoming jobs in the New Year.

Added Discount

This is the easy part of our year-end source deal.  Buy a source and get $100 off.   It’s really that simple.  This offer is good until the end of day on December 30th.  (We’re closed on the 31st, so don’t put things off.)  Don’t need your sources until January?  No problem. The discount still applies.  Simply give us a call or email before the end of the year to place your order. 

Note that the discount for US purchases is $75 USD.  Exchange rates are funny that way.

2020 Source Special

We’ve been running our 2020 source special all year and it’s still going strong.  For every Ir-192 that is purchased at IR until the end of 2020, you will receive maintenance for a reduced price of $150 on a Sentinel 880 series at the time of source swap. That’s half off our regular price!  Just to make things easier, we’re going to stretch this special until the end of January 2021 for all orders made by year-end.  That means we will fit your maintenance in during January if you buy your source in 2020.  Be sure to book it while there is still room in our schedule.

We Do This for You

Let’s face it, January is a really busy time for many in RT.  We want to be sure we have sources available when you need them and that your equipment is ready to go.  We want to avoid unnecessary delays.  The best way to do that is to schedule you in now, for January delivery.  This source deal is our way of getting all of us motivated to get organized. 

So what are you waiting for?

You don’t want to miss out on a deal like this.  Contact us to place your order and set your maintenance up.  Who said the days leading up to the holidays wouldn’t be busy? 

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Christmas at IR: Celebrating with You

2020 has really turned things around for all of us on many fronts.  We are discovering new ways to approach our everyday activities as well as our holiday traditions.  For us, Christmas at IR is one of them. 
Traditionally we give to a few charities, and we have always invited you to join us.  For the past few years, one of the charities we partnered with you on was Santas Anonymous.  Many of you came into our Edmonton showroom to drop off a gift, or called in with a cash donation, which we matched with one of our own.  After the gifts were collected they were delivered for distribution to children in need. 
We also participated in gift and card exchanges, again with your generosity.  Finally, we celebrate among ourselves.  The staff at IR shares a meal with each other every December, where we reflect on the year’s efforts.  It’s a chance for our team to take a well-deserved break and be thankful for our good fortune in having clients like you.
Charities for 2020
This year has been a struggle for many, and we feel more strongly than ever that our communities need our support.  Not only will we be donating to Santas Anonymous again this year, but we will also be giving to a few other charities as well.  We are funding this with the same budget that we have drawn on in past years.  Plus we are redirecting the money we would normally spend on client gifts and cards. Since public health measures disallow social gatherings this year, we will also be redirecting the money we would normally spend on our staff celebration.
Your Generosity
We have received gifts and cards in the past and we thank you for your kind generosity.  For 2020 we hope you will consider redirecting the funds you would spend on gifts of appreciation to instead help those in our communities.  Below is a list of the charities we are focusing on this year, along with information on how donations can be made.  We are sure you have your own list of charities too.  However you wish to celebrate Christmas 2020, know that we value our relationship with you and you have our deepest thanks.
Our Charities of Choice
Edmonton Food Bank
The Edmonton Food Bank provides food for over 20,000 people each month.  Donations may be made by participating in their Holiday 50/50 draw, Magical Christmas Music Gala Silent Auction, or with a cash donation that can be made electronically at this page.
Adopt-A-Teen Edmonton
Adopt-A-Teen is a Christmas gift program of the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton that provides a $50 Walmart gift card for Edmonton teens aged 13 to 17 years. Teens, who must be registered with the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, can be living independently or with a family.  Fundraising may be done one of three ways, or donations may be made electronically on their website
Santas Anonymous
Santas Anonymous has a simple wish to see every child receive a new toy at Christmas.  Donations may be made by either dropping off a toy or making a cash donation online.  Please note that IR will not be a collection point this year, so please make your donations directly through the program.
The Burlington Food Bank
The Burlington Food Bank supports people in need on several fronts: grow, collect, purchase, sort and distribute.  Of the 929 individuals they assisted this year, 42% were children.  There are many ways to donate, including monthly giving.
Christmas Tree of Hope & Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck
Both charities are a part of the Children’s Fund, which supports over 40 charities, and have been benefitting the Burlington community for many years.  Options for donations may be found at this link.
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IR is Now ISO 9001:2015 Certified

We are pleased to announce that IR Supplies and Services has been certified as an ISO 9001:2015 company.  What does this mean to you?  It means that we adhere to high industry standards so that we can serve you in the best possible way.  It means that we can continue to fulfill our mission statement to place the needs of the client above all else by providing exceptional NDT products and services from industry leaders and innovators, and supporting those products and services in every possible way.  That has always been our focus, but now we are committed to meeting it according to even more stringent criteria.

It doesn’t stop there though.  IR will undergo annual audits to ensure we are continuing to satisfy all the requirements for ISO 9001:2015.  An overview of some of the areas that we are committed to are listed on our website.  This includes how we improve processes, improve decision making, improve the client order experience, support ongoing training, review client satisfaction, and much more.  All of this is done to ensure we can be the best we can be, for you.

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Book Review: Practical Field Handbook in Industrial Radiography and Radiography Interpretation

By Brian Sargent, Co-owner, IR Supplies and Services

Several months ago, when I found out about Dr. Rehman’s and Mr. Jaques’ new publication, Practical Field Handbook in Industrial Radiography and Radiography Interpretation, I immediately inquired to George about obtaining a copy. In my years as a radiographer I had never come across Dr. Rehman but I did hear the name George Jaques. George’s name came up from time to time as he steadily became a regarded and respected authority within our NDT community. In 2012 George become a CGSB level lll where he excelled as an auditor in radiography working for the likes of RTD as their level lll in Fort McMurray, and later as a consultant to Suncor, Syncrude, Enbridge, CNRL, Kinder Morgan, TransCanada and many more.

Dr. Aziz Rehman is an accomplished engineer with two master’s degrees, a PhD in NDT, two post doctorates, along with many industry credentials that include several CGSB NDT Level lll accreditations including radiography. Dr. Rehman is active in research and regularly contributes to the NDT industry via technical papers, conferences, engineering and technical forums worldwide.

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Digital Radiography Training for NDT

The lineup of industry-related courses that we make available to you continues to grow. Bringing you access to the knowledge and skills shared by industry leaders is a big part of that. Preparing you for the increasing demands and advanced technology now found in NDT is a priority that we share.

We are pleased to introduce the new Digital Radiography Training for NDT course facilitated by Carestream, which will be held at our Edmonton location on April 20 to 24.

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Industrial Radiography RSO Course

We are pleased to introduce a new course that we have added to our lineup for training at IR: the Industrial Radiography RSO Course.

The course, which will be held at our Edmonton location on April 27 to 30, 2020, is for everyone who is or would like to become a radiation safety officer (RSO) for industrial radiography licenses issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Participants will receive in-depth and
comprehensive instruction on the practical and technical elements required to run an effective radiation protection program.

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Price Increase on QSA Global Products

Not all news is good news, including the news we received last week that prices on QSA Global products are going up. We understand that the decision to make these changes is not made lightly, unfortunately the present-day environment of doing business makes it necessary.

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More than a Source: there’s still time left!

Earlier this year we announced the opening of our Burlington location. To celebrate the expansion we shared a special offer with our source customers for all of 2019. We call it our More than a Source promotion. Here’s how it goes: when you purchase a new Ir-192, Se-75 or Co-60 source from IR, you get a free maintenance on a Sentinel 1075 SCARpro, 880 Series or Sentry Cobalt 330/110 at the time of source swap. That’s right, free!

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Santas Anonymous

Last week we announced on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, news of our support for a special Christmas charity. Just in case you missed it, we are now sharing the message directly with you.

We will once again be making a contribution to Santas Anonymous, and we hope you will join us. IR will match any gift you bring into our Edmonton location between now and December 6, with a second gift. Toys must be new and not yet wrapped. There is a special need for toys suited to children ages 9-10, who often get overlooked. Ideas for toys suited to children of all age groups can be found here.

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