When the Storm Ends, Let Alpha Mechanical Check Rooftop Units for Hail Damage

When the Storm Ends, Let Alpha Mechanical Check Rooftop Units for Hail Damage

Hail Guards can prevent damage to rooftop units It’s storm season in our part of the country, with tornadoes, rain and hail showing up in weather forecasts on a regular basis. For facilities with rooftop units, it’s imperative to have those units checked out once a major storm passes. Did you know that hail guards, which can be attached during installation or at any time in the units’ life, can provide extra protection from hail damage and prolong the life…

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Alpha Mechanical Welcomes CafePress

The big economic news in Louisville this week, other than the running of the Kentucky Derby, is the announcement that CafePress, Alpha Mechanical’s neighbor in Riverport, is moving its headquarters here. According to the announcement, CafePress will move its headquarters from San Mateo, Calif. and expand its operations in Riverport. It was announced April 30 by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Congressman John Yarmuth, Eileen Pickett, Executive Vice President Greater Louisville, Inc., and CafePress CEO Bob Marino.…

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40-ton Unit Replacements All in a Day’s Work for Alpha Mechanical

A simple enough assignment. Alpha Mechanical Service, as part of its ongoing work for a local real estate management company, replaced two 40-ton Trane units from the top of a medical building on Gray Street in downtown Louisville. Given that the location was in a high-traffic area in the middle of the city’s medical complex, the work was scheduled on a Saturday. The units were atop an 11-story building, requiring a crane and precision engineering to replace the units. Eight Alpha technicians…

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Alpha Mechanical Makes Big Splash at PRSM

Alpha Mechanical Service’s first experience as an exhibitor at the Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM) conference in Anaheim was a smashing success. Alpha Mechanical had exhibited at the organization’s mid-year event in Nashville last year. At that event, business was so good that the company stepped up to the national stage, exhibiting as the largest self-performing mechanical services provider in our region. Alpha covers Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Tennessee. “After two events, I can’t say enough about…

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Self-Performing Key For Alpha Mechanical at PRSM Show

Alpha Mechanical will be exhibiting at the PRSM2012 National Conference  in Anaheim, Calif. April 18-20. Alpha is a self-performing services provider and will be marketing services to potential clients from across the country. The show (Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association) is THE show for retail facilities professionals, and more than 1,600 are expected to spend a few days at the Anaheim Convention Center learning about their craft. There are education sessions on everything from HVAC management to the latest in green…

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First in Kentucky: MagLev Chiller Installed at Centre College

For Centre College students walking by the Alpha Mechanical Service installation on campus, the engineering feat taking place was worth stopping for a look. An 8,600-pound MagLev water-cooled chiller was being lowered by crane into a hole — one that didn’t seem, at first glance, large enough to accommodate it.  But the Alpha crew — Justin Butler, Scott Crosby, Joe Gross and Nathan Kintner — put the 140-ton chiller in place in three hours. Centre’s maintenance supervisor, Mark Anderson, said…

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Davenport Talks Teamwork at Riverport Meeting

Bellarmine’s basketball coach, Scott Davenport, wasn’t focused too much on hoops in his speech at the Riverport Business Association meeting at the Holiday Inn on Dixie. In fact, Davenport’s message to business owners was this — “Be a commercial for your life.” Davenport, whose Knights won the NCAA Division II title a year ago and lost in the national semifinals last month, said that his team members were the best recruiters for his program, because they were a model for…

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Speedway Gets New 12.5-Ton HVAC Unit

Alpha Mechanical Service recently replaced a 12.5-ton rooftop HVAC unit at Kentucky Speedway, where officials are gearing up for the big Sprint Cup Weekend June 28-30. This Ruud gas unit will keep 3,500 square feet cool and comfortable, and is placed atop the Administration offices building on the Speedway site. Alpha Mechanical Service will continue to service the facility, and will have personnel on hand all weekend during the big June event. Alpha Mechanical Service’s HVAC Commercial and Industrial Service…

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Rental Department is Always Ready

No one plans for a catastrophe, but with weather patterns presenting more and more destructive events, smart facilities managers have plans in place to get equipment in a hurry to keep their operations running. Consider the case of St. Mary’s HealthCare in Louisville. In August of 2009, a torrential rainstorm dumped more than six inches of precipitation on the city in an hour. Many essential operations, such as hospitals, were flooded, crippling their operations. At St. Mary’s, the electrical and mechanical systems were…

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Alpha Installs Large Chiller at Centre

Alpha Mechanical Service is installing a 140-ton Water-Cooled Flooded Chiller from Multistack on the campus of Centre College. While the new equipment was being installed, Alpha provided a rental chiller to cool the facility from its Rental Department. Our Chiller Division is capable of handling chiller system repair, maintenance and installation. With more than 200 years of combined field experience, our highly skilled technicians are well prepared for any chiller system service challenge 24 hours a day, every day. By providing the…

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