We truly enjoyed working from the Helios, the attention to detail to make it an Eco friendly asset to our industry should be commended. The quiet workspace you get when running on the solar power is delightful! Rob was pleasant to be around and always willing to help out. Thank you Rob and King Kong for bringing us the Helios!

" Rochelle Savory-Assistant Production Supervisor

Thank you so much for lovely Eko lav — definitely the nicest port-a-potty I’ve ever used!

" Amanda – Producer

Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome customer service. Our driver was friendly and professional. He arrived early and had everything ready to go for us. The motorhome was clean and in perfect shape. Every detail matters on a shoot to help keep everything running smoothly. We love working with King Kong!

" Jamie Williams- That Girl Productions
King Kong has the best equipment & drivers in the biz.
" Tom Baker – gangboss

You guys are the BEST!

" Marie D’Amore—Production Supervisor, HSI

King Kong… top notch service, incredible drivers, clean, well equipped vehicles, on time—every time! Thanks guys…. you ROCK!!!

" Elaine Lee—Producer 5th and Sunset Los Angeles
Thanks again for helping out with our party. The restrooms worked out great and the service was awesome as usual!
" Steve Brazeel

We’ve used the Helios twice now and have been quite impressed each time.  It has everything production could want AND it’s earth friendly! We will use the Helios on every job in which we need a moho.

" Mario D’Amici—Production Coordinator, Beef Films

You guys did a phenomenal job with the Helios. And Rob, as always, went above and beyond for us.

" Dan Kae—Assistant Production Supervisor

I just wanted to send you a quick message and let you know how amazing Rich is. I have hired motos from all over and this was by far our best experience. Really nice to work with great people

" Crystal Raymond- Chinese Laundry

Rusty, Bruce and the guys at King Kong were a crucial asset to my photoshoot.  They took a lot of stress off of my plate and came through when I needed them, allowing me to focus 100% on the production.  Without a doubt, King Kong is now my go-to for production vehicles and I do not hesitate to recommend them to my colleagues.  And, not only is Rusty the best and most helpful driver I have ever had the pleasure of working with, he is also awesome with a fog machine!

" Brett Spencer-Producer,

King Kong has great motorhomes and the best drivers in the business. Working with you guys is always easy and a pleasure.

" Cat Burkley-Portfolio One

The drivers were awesome to be with.  Hard working drivers!!   It really stands out when the drivers jump in to help set up base camp, and tear it down.  Not to mention always having a fresh green tea for me just when I needed it every time.  They really were great and I’d ask for them anytime we get vehicles from you. Thanks!

" Mary Brooks – 3 Star Productions

North Six has been working with King Kong for many years now.  Not only is their customer service unparalleled, but their fleet of motorhomes is always clean, reliable, and exactly what we need to support our photo productions.

" Kyd Kisvarday—Producer, North 6

The Helios is a great motorhome. Not only is it energy efficient but it offers a large space for production to work in. The copy machine is great because you can wirelessly print and make color copies and send faxes. The satellite phones came in handy when we realized we didn’t have any cell service on location. We received several compliments throughout the shoot day. Crew walked into the motorhome in awe of such a beautiful space.

" Courtney Witherspoon-Production Coordinator Three One O

I wanted to give Rich another glowing report, He was AMAZING on our shoot. The most helpful driver I’ve ever had. I’ll definitely be requesting him on future shoots.

Thanks for everything guys!

" Adrienne Burton – Freelance Prod Coordinator

…the moho was super nice, everything was great! I will definitely rent it again!!

" Susan Borbely – Prod Coordinator

Goodyear soybean tires cut oil use

Goodyear is trying soybean oil as a petroleum replacement for tires.

The big tire company plans to announce today that using soybean oil in place of petroleum for tires is a preliminary success. In fact, to hear the tire company tell it, soybean oil could be a magic bullet because it:

  • Blends better with the silica also used to make tires.
  • Reduces energy consumption at the factory.
  • Can increase tread life 10%.
  • Could cut Goodyear’s own oil use by 7 million gallons a year.

You can’t buy bean-oil tires yet, though. Still at the prototype stage. If testing at Goodyear’s track in Texas goes well, you could be able to buy soybean tires by 2015, the tiremaker says.

No hint of whether they’d be more expensive than conventionally made tires.

Not surprisingly, the United Soybean Board (USB — how’s that for a modern acronym?) is kicking in $500,000 over two years to help pay for the research.

As is the case with corn ethanol that’s blended with gasoline for fuel, critics might object to using farmland to grow substances for transportation, rather than for food.

For the agriculturally challenged, soybeans aren’t those green beans that come in Green Giant cans aimed at your dinner table. But they long have had food as well as industrial uses. Corn grown for ethanol isn’t table food; it’s a grain that is fed to cattle and hogs. The sweet corn that you enjoy by the ear is a different sort of corn.

Soybeans can be made into flour that’s useful in such treats as doughnuts and pie crusts. It is the source of the soy sauce in those packets you get in takeout Chinese food, as well as the tofu in various dishes.

Industrial uses include such disparate items as paint and pesticides, inks and disinfectants, caulking and shampoo. (Thanks to the Iowa State University Soybean Extension and Research Program for a far longer list of uses than even people from Iowa might have imagined.)

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