Alpha Energy’s Rental Equipment Keeps Plants Going

Alpha Energy’s Rental Equipment Keeps Plants Going

Alpha Energy Solutions recently delivered a pair of 200-ton rental chillers to a customer’s plant, helping to bridge the gap during a planned outage at a major industrial plant. Alpha, of course, has a full range of chillers, along with boilers, cooling equipment, and auxiliary equipment, at the ready for delivery and installation. Alpha Energy customers are provided application engineering, delivery, installation, operation and maintenance on rental equipment, whether it’s needed for a few days, a few months or a…

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Alpha Energy Set to Offer Coatings, Extending Equipment Life and Boosting Energy Efficiency

Alpha Energy Solutions is now offering a revolutionary coatings product to its customers that can extend the life of HVAC units and increase their energy efficiency. Russell McNeice, a national Adsil trainer from Houston, came to Louisville to demonstrate the application of the MicroGuard AD35 product at the Alpha headquarters, with Alpha sales personnel and technicians. While competitive coatings have been around for years, existing products show a negative energy efficiency of 5-8 percent. “These products do not affect heat…

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Alpha Energy is Your Equipment Rental HQ

Alpha Energy Solutions is the largest regional provider of service for HVAC, with technicians and trucks covering all or parts of eight states. But did you know that Alpha Energy has one of the area’s largest fleets of rental equipment? Alpha provides Chillers, HVAC Equipment and Boilers, along with Power Generation Equipment, for dozens of customers who need these products on a temporary basis. This need could arise from a planned shutdown at a plant or an emergency caused by…

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Serious about Safety at Alpha Energy Solutions

It’s an amazing accomplishment, and one that Alpha Energy Solutions‘ Safety Director, Cecil Sowers, says will continue to reap rewards. This week the company reached a major milestone of 510,000 hours without a lost-time accident.  That goes back to October 2011. And if all goes well, Sowers expects to reach 750,000 hours by this fall. The hours include work on job sites, travel to and from work sites, and emergency calls. “In the unsure world we work and live in,…

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Alpha Energy Goes Above and Beyond on Emergency Replacement

An Alpha Energy Solutions customer was faced with a major dilemma. On Friday morning, an Alpha Energy technician responded to a service call that the customer’s building had no heat. Upon inspection, he diagnosed the problem — there were holes in the heat exchangers that kept the large public building warm. The simple fix was to order new heat exchangers.  The problem, however, was that major events were scheduled in the building starting in 24 hours, and the lead time…

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Survey Shows Alpha Energy’s Emphasis on Customer Service Pays Off

There’s a prevailing theory in business that price trumps all in terms of getting business, that among all factors affecting buying decisions, price is always the most important. However, a recent survey showed that when choosing a contractor, “Low Price” was just 8th on a list of important factors listed by customers. Alpha Energy Solutions personnel attended a seminar by Frank Basednjak, a world-renowned business coach. He pointed to other factors that successful businesses excel in, from arriving at a…

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Looking Back, and Ahead, to Success at Alpha

After celebrating Alpha’s largest-ever Christmas Party, it’s time to share some thoughts on the year just past and how much we’re looking forward to continuing Team Alpha’s success in 2013. From Gerry Lewis, Director of Sales: When Charlie Strong announced his decision to turn down Tennessee and remain as the University of Louisville’s football coach, he quoted the motivational speaker Stephen Covey: ” ‘You can buy a person a lot, but you can’t buy his heart. His heart is where…

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Alpha Closes 2012 with Sale of 1,250-Tons of Multistack Chillers

In April, an Alpha Mechanical Service crew installed a 150-ton Multistack Magnetic Bearing Chiller at Centre College, the first of its kind in Kentucky. The machine is expected to save the school more than $20,000 in energy and maintenance costs annually. Now Alpha is preparing for a Louisville installation of two Multistacks — a 750-ton unit at one location and a 500-ton unit at another. “The Magnetic Bearing technology is the future,” said Ron Jenkins, who has managed the project…

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Country Roads Mean Business for Alpha Mechanical’s Eastern Region

Scotty Holt knows some country roads. Alpha Mechanical Service’s Sales and Service representative covers a wide expanse of geography, with customers in eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and even parts of Virginia. Alpha’s Dunbar, West Virginia office covers every square mile from Morgantown, W.Va. to Big Stone Gap, Va. (325 miles) and Snowshoe, W.Va. to Morehead, Ky. (300 miles). Holt, headquartered in Ashland, Ky., said he drives up to 4,000 miles every month. He helped launch the operation in 2007,…

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Alpha Energy’s Hellman Now Certified for Energy Management

Alpha Energy Solutions’ Dave Hellman passed the test. The test, that is, to become a Certified Energy Manager, joining just 10,500 CEMs worldwide recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers. To earn the designation, Hellman spent countless hours studying materials to understand energy-related principles and practices. He met requirements for field experience, educational achievement and passed a rigorous exam. “This is an important designation for me and for Alpha Energy Solutions,” said Hellman, Alpha’s director of Energy and Performance. “There…

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