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Minneapolis Community & Technical College Students Benefit from Industry Partnerships

Minneapolis Community & Technical College in Minneapolis, MN has some COOL equipment to train on, thanks to its industry partnerships. When industry organizations i.e. colleges, labor, employers unite to improve training, everyone benefits. Sporlan, Hill/Phoenix, ZeroZone (Ramsey, MN), Southtown Mechanical & Refrigeration, Minneapolis Pipefitters Local 539, St. Cloud Refrigeration, and the 85+ HVACR students at Minneapolis Community & Technical College are working together to improve supermarket refrigeration training. The HVACR program at Minneapolis College recently… Read More

Wiegmann Associates Completes HVAC Work on New St. Louis Community College Center for Nursing & Health Sciences

Wiegmann Associates has completed HVAC work on the new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences located on St. Louis Community College’s Forest Park campus. The 96,000-square-foot facility, the first new building to be constructed on the campus in nearly 20 years, is scheduled for completion later this summer. Wiegmann Associates served as the mechanical contractor. Photo courtesy of Tarlton Corp. Tarlton Corp. is serving as construction manager on the project. KAI Design-Build is the project… Read More

IFS Gets Emergency Air Conditioning Equipment Online within Hours Following Flooding at the Mel Carnahan Courthouse in Downtown St. Louis

When a water main break sent more than six feet of water into the subbasement of the Mel Carnahan Courthouse in Downtown St. Louis early in the morning of Saturday, July 6, mechanical contractor Integrated Facility Services (IFS) mobilized to quickly get emergency air conditioning to the 10-story building to avoid disruption of the upcoming work week. IFS mobilizes after flooding at Courthouse in St Louis. A team of six IFS technicians coordinated delivery and… Read More

Strategic Acquisition Broadens CoolSys Presence with Entry into Six New States and Expands Light-Commercial Division

CoolSys™, a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide, announced it has acquired Agape Mechanical, HVAC, Refrigeration and Plumbing Contractor based in Lakeville, Minnesota. With this acquisition, CoolSys expands its Light-Commercial Division, and broadens its Midwest presence entering six new states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. “The acquisition of Agape moves CoolSys further down our path of expansion with the goal of rapidly extending our coverage across the entire… Read More

Wiegmann Associates Begins HVAC Work for New HERE at State College Complex

Wiegmann Associates has begun HVAC work on the new $86 million HERE at State College student residential and retail complex located in State College, PA, one block from Penn State University. Wiegmann Associates is the Engineer of Record (EOR) and HVAC mechanical contractor for the design/build project. The property developer is CA Student Living, a division of Chicago-based CA Ventures. The general contractor is Brinkmann Constructors and the architect is Shepley Bulfinch. HERE at State… Read More

Risky Business: Unified Group Talks Identifying, Managing Risks During Safety Forum

From worksite injuries and inclement weather to labor shortages and equipment damage, construction projects inherently present a variety of different challenges. But those same challenges also give contractors the opportunity to identify risks and properly manage them to help boost profits, job performance and client relationships. In June, The Unified Group — a national association of leading independent HVAC commercial contractors in the industry — held its second Safety Director’s Forum in Kansas City, Missouri. Each… Read More