A Texas state judge levied a $500,000 fine against lawyers of Provost & Umphrey, a Beaumont, TX, law firm representing workers at Alcoa Inc.’s Reynolds Metal unit, according to a story in The Detroit News. The fine is reported to be due to duplicate filings of asbestos lawsuits.
With the heat load produced by broadcast operations servers and associated high-tech equipment at the corporate headquarters of Scripps Networks in Knoxville, TN, mechanical engineer Greg Farmer needed a reliable means to cool and dehumidify the space.
When asked why they come to the Woodland Hills Mall — which some have rated as Oklahoma’s number one shopping mall — consumers will most likely cite size and diversity, shopping convenience, and the pleasant atmosphere. The thousands who visit each day do not realize, however, that they are being treated to something innovative in a regional mall or other retailing center. It’s pure, fresh-smelling indoor air that is continuously cleansed by leading-edge technology ultraviolet (UVC) devices.
"We were looking for new approaches in the energy market and were ready to consider a lot of new ideas.” In this way Jeffrey Hinson of Clemson University in South Carolina describes the process followed by the university in establishing a central electric generation and chilled water facility.
The shift toward more environmentally responsible construction practices is slowly gaining speed. One company that has committed to the program is Lee Air Conditioners Inc., Durham, NC, which provides HVAC systems for laboratories, offices, and homes. Lee AC, which has an in-house engineering department, has employed a new construction trend called “environmental sustainability.”
Blake Kephart knew he was under the gun. The co-owner of Kephart Mechanical in Lawton, OK, was working under an extremely tight timeframe to complete the construction of a local Staples Office SuperStore. That’s when the local distributor of Gastite CSST stainless steel tubing, Morrison Supply, took the ball and ran with it.
Lee Air Conditioners (Lee AC) got its start 50 years ago when Joe Lee sold his first window air conditioner out of his garage. It has been about that long since the Durham, NC-based company has seen a summer with the relentless heat that the Triangle Area experienced in 2002.
PowerCold Corp. has announced the acquisition of Applied Building Technology Inc. (ABT), a St. Petersburg, FL-based supplier of standardized heating, ventilation, and air conditioning packages for standard-sized commercial buildings such as national chain businesses.
This year the White House Press Corps covering President George Bush’s 30-day August working vacation in Crawford, TX, found themselves in a cooler and more comfortable setting for press conferences than last year. The reason? Two 20-ton Tempstar commercial air conditioners, installed by local contractor Abel Service Co., in the Crawford Elementary School gymnasium used for those press conferences.