Alpha Reaches Out to Industries at Trade Shows

Alpha Reaches Out to Industries at Trade Shows

There’s been a flurry of marketing activity at Alpha Mechanical Service as the region’s largest service provider is building business by participating in trade shows targeting key industries. On Sept. 12, Alpha Energy Solutions took part in a unique show presented by the Louisville chapter of International Facility Managers Association. The one-day event featured just a few dozen vendors at the Frazier History Museum downtown. Alpha’s sales staff, including Matt Alliston, Chris Goodman and Scott Pate, got the opportunity to…

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Vote Every Day for Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes, the 15-year-old driver of the #9 Stanley / Alpha Energy Solutions Ford Fusion for Marcos Ambrose Motorsport, is looking forward to a strong finish in his rookie season in late model racing. His next start is Friday, Sept. 14 at the Kingsport (TN) Speedway, the site where Rhodes earned his first pole in May. Speed51.com, the leader in short track racing coverage, has opened voting for the 2012 Most Popular Driver.  Ben Rhodes, from Louisville, is on the ballot. He is in the…

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Alpha Welcomes Don Woods in Evansville

For Alpha Mechanical Service, smart and steady growth has been the key to building a successful business covering an ever-expanding region. The company has grown by finding and hiring quality individuals with experience and knowledge of the area. Alpha Mechanical’s Don Woods will cover western Kentucky and Indiana And that’s just what the company is doing in southern Indiana and western Kentucky with the hiring of Don Woods in sales.Woods, who lives in Tell City, has been in the controls…

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Alpha Mechanical’s Plumbing Division Is Always Ready

Kentucky law requires that all non-residential water customers install a backflow prevention device and have it serviced annually.  Alpha Mechanical Service’s customers trust the plumbing service division to test these devices for building owners. David McConnell, foreman for Alpha’s plumbing division, said that backflow prevention testing is an important component of Alpha’s regular preventative maintenance program. And Alpha’s customers in Indiana are required to have inspections done twice yearly. When there are periods of heavy rain, as is expected throughout…

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Alpha Mechanical’s Safety Record No Accident

There are many benefits for Alpha Mechanical Service in having a clean and strong safety record.  Most importantly, it gives customers the peace of mind in knowing the proper procedures are being followed and that there will no surprises on job sites. Cecil Sowers, Alpha’s safety director, coordinates training for all Alpha technicians, who put in thousands of hours to keep the company in compliance with OSHA, ANSI and NFPA requirements.  There are many hours of specialized training for Alpha…

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McQuay Showcases Technology at Louisville Event

Several Alpha Mechanical staff members visited the “McQuay Traveling Product Show” at Louisville Slugger Field. The event, sponsored by our friends at Thermal Equipment Sales, showcased several new products from Daikin McQuay. The exhibit was showcased on a pair of trailers in the Slugger Field parking lot. Among the technology on display were technologically-advanced chillers, heat pumps, air handlers and rooftop units. All the products are marketed by Thermal Equipment and can be installed by Alpha Mechanical’s service team. Members of the…

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Alpha Mechanical’s Electrical Service Moves Quickly to Keep Plant Up and Running

At Noon on a hot Monday in July, a transformer at one of Alpha Mechanical’s key customer’s plants blew up. It was up to Alpha’s on-site team to jump into action and make sure the plant continued to have power and operate normally. The first call went to CE Power, which immediately came to the site and determined that the transformer was shot. So Alpha’s lead on-site supervisor, Paul Baysayer, quickly called Whayne Supply and arranged for a temporary generator…

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A 24/7 Summer Weekend at Alpha Mechanical Service

Alpha Mechanical’s crews didn’t get much rest as temperatures soared and cooling units failed over the August 4-5 weekend. Alpha Mechanical Service proved it is truly a 24/7 service operation. In Louisville, a gear box in a cooling tower shut down on Friday afternoon. The facility was a large hospital, so the idea of waiting until Monday to get it fixed was out of the question. Alpha’s team, led by Ron Jenkins, quickly assessed the problem Friday night, and expedited…

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Alpha Mechanical Installs Unique Solution at Data Center

Data centers present some unusual challenges to engineers. The buildings that house servers and data storage equipment generate a lot of heat.  To function properly, they must be housed in an extra cool environment. Indoor temperatures must be maintained between 66 and 74 degrees. Alpha Mechanical teamed with the data company’s engineers and created a design featuring two 105-ton cooling units placed on a concrete pad behind the company’s local headquarters. The units are redundant in that one runs for…

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Alpha Mechanical’s Fleet is in Good Hands

It’s no wonder Marshall Jaggers is Alpha Mechanical Service’s go-to man for a growing fleet of cars and trucks. Jaggers has been working on cars since he was 16, and played every imaginable role in auto racing, including driving them himself and setting up cars for Ben Rhodes and his own family members.  He’s even been a commentator on racing broadcasts. But Jaggers’ main job as fleet manager at Alpha is a growing responsibility. With about 200 vehicles in the…

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