The April Issue

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Issue Focus: Cutting-Edge Showrooms

Advanced system harbors efficient heat for Chicago condominium building.
With a rapidly failing water heater, and an old, inefficient boiler, a 20-unit condominium building in Chicago required major upgrades to its heating system. High efficiency condensing boilers and indirect-fired water heaters from Weil-McLain provided the remedy needed. Chicago-based Hayes Mechanical, who handled repairs to the building’s HVAC system for years, was selected to handle the heating upgrade. The project began in mid-November 2015.

Bell & Gossett pumps power heating and cooling systems at U.S. Bank Stadium.
U.S. Bank Stadium opened ahead of schedule in July 2016, after a two-and-one-half year construction period. More than 8,000 workers committed upwards of 4 million hours to design and build the 1,750,000-square-foot stadium. A Bell & Gossett Technoforce XLS Booster Package supplies all of the water — 2,000 gallons per minute — to U.S. Bank Stadium. This includes providing water to the 979 bathroom stalls in the facility. Also, the ultra-compact Bell & Gossett VSX Series pumps are the primary feature of the stadium’s HVAC system, which supplies all the heating and cooling — 7,000 tons — to the stadium — from the front-row seats to the Cabin Suites on the upper level. The VSX Series pumps were selected due to their compact footprint — 40 percent smaller than traditional split-case and vertical inline pumps.

The MCAA Presidential Interview.
A Q&A interview with the upcoming 2017 president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.

The Work Truck Show.
A look at the work trucks and accessories seen at the the 2017 Work Truck show in Indianapolis.

ISH 2017.
An overview of the ISH 2017 Show in Germany, topics discussed, products showcased, etc.

You’re hurting your recruiting results.
What you know about recruiting and hiring new employees is wrong, Mike Agugliaro, Gold Medal Service, East Brunswick, New Jersey, told a packed house of contractors attending the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show here. Agugliaro is also the founder of CEO Warrior and CONTRACTOR’s latest Contractor of the Year. How much is one amazing employee worth? Agugliaro asked the contractors. A million dollars? Contractors need to get passed their self-limiting beliefs, he said. In the past, Agugliaro hated his employees right after he hired them

Kitchen/Bath Showrooms Feature