Rice Newsletter
Issue 1 \ May 2014

We hope our newsletter lives up to its name

A sincere HELLO from the team at Rice Earth Sciences. Welcome to our first edition of the Rice IMPACT- an e-newsletter dedicated to keeping you up to date on the latest news and views related to environmental and geotechnical consulting in Western Canada. We are aiming to publish it on a quarterly basis - or whenever we have news we can't keep to ourselves!

We hope you find it useful and informative. Any content suggestions or feedback is welcome. Please let us know what you think by emailing amacisaac@riceeng.com.

Rice up close and personal

Donít know much about Rice? Let us fill you in.

Rice is all about keeping your business moving! We are an Alberta-based company which manufactures, distributes, rents and services environmental and geotechnical drilling products, groundwater and soil sampling supplies along with field equipment and instrumentation.

We specialize in manufacturing (threading and slotting) the Rice brand PVC environmental well casing and complementary products. 

Plus, we work with leading global manufacturers including In-Situ®, RKI® Instruments, Roctest®, Heron®, Oakton®, Hach®, Geotech®, Baroid®, Premier Silica® and many others to supply some of the top brands in the industry.


Our promise to our customers is simple: Your business comes first. And, we deliver on this pledge by helping make your business as efficient and profitable as possible. We are able to make an “impact” on your business because we work harder to find out your wants, your needs and your challenges. Then we perform at the highest level. With on-time deliveries. Exceptional customer support. Unparalleled order fill rates. Dependable, responsive service. And problem-solving expertise. If we help you succeed, we know that we will succeed.

Give us a call to learn more about how RICE can help keep your business moving.

Tips and Tactics

Environmental Instrumentation – should I buy or should I rent… that is the question.
Determining whether to rent or to purchase a new piece of equipment is a decision that should be considered carefully and your overall bottom line should be taken into consideration.  Let’s look at the factors to weigh when deciding whether to rent or to buy:

Go directly to the Rice Environmental Rentals website at www.ricerentals.ca.

Rice environmental Rentals

Save time, money and trouble by getting equipment into your hands where and when you need it.  We carry a full line of water level instruments, water quality meters, groundwater pumps, gas detection equipment, soil sampling tools and all of the accessories that you need to complete the job.  www.ricerentals.ca

Meet the new generation of In-situ® water quality instruments

In-Situ’s new SMARTROLL™ Multiparameter Handheld for Water Quality Monitoring

The SMARTROLL™ simultaneously measures 14 chemical and physical parameters and is so easy to use:  simply connect the probe to a battery pack, launch the iSitu™ app on your iPhone®, iPod Touch® or iPad® device and start reading results.  Minimal training, no warm-up time and tedious setup – now that is SMART.  Available for purchase or rent.

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