CLIENT QUOTE: "

You guys are the BEST!

" Marie D’Amore—Production Supervisor, HSI
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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, Nastygal.com
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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
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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
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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
CLIENT QUOTE: "

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
CLIENT QUOTE: "

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

" Amanda – Producer
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Thanks again for helping out with our party. The restrooms worked out great and the service was awesome as usual!
" Steve Brazeel
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…the moho was super nice, everything was great! I will definitely rent it again!!

" Susan Borbely – Prod Coordinator
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You guys did a phenomenal job with the Helios. And Rob, as always, went above and beyond for us.

" Dan Kae—Assistant Production Supervisor
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King Kong has the best equipment & drivers in the biz.
" Tom Baker – gangboss

US drought hurting corn crops, energy supplies

Severe U.S. drought hurting crops, energy supplies

By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY
Updated 2012-08-31 1:34 PM

 

By Nati Harnik, AP

This summer’s U.S. drought, the worst in decades, is damaging corn crops used to produce ethanol, disrupting energy deliveries and threatening thermoelectric power plants, according to federal data this week. 

Less than a fourth, or 23%, of the nation’s corn crop is now rated as good to excellent, down from 66% in June, reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A significant share of field corn (35% in the 2010 to 2011 harvest season) is used to make ethanol, which is blended into gasoline and accounts for about 10% of all motor gasoline.

Not surprisingly, the production of ethanol sank in July to its lowest level in two years and its prices rose. The USDA reports that 85% of the U.S. corn crop is located in drought areas of the Midwest and Great Plains, nearly half of which are suffering extreme or exceptional conditions.

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That’s not all. The drought, considered the worst in decades as measured by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is disrupting the deliveries of petroleum and coal that are carried by barges on the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reported groundings of traffic along the river because of low water depths.

By U.S. Department of Energy, based on USDA data

 

The power sector is also affected. Higher temperatures boost demand for electricity to cool homes and businesses, but lower water levels can affect the operation of thermoelectric power plants, reports the U.S. Department of Energy.

What does this mean for gas prices? While ethanol prices have increased from $2.10 a gallon in late June to $2.59 per gallon as of August 28, DOE sees no “discernible pass-through pressure” on retail gas prices — at least not yet.

There’s little relief in sight, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center which expects drought conditions to remain mostly unchanged through the end of November.

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