Happy Retirement, John Hagan

Last year, Alpha Energy Solutions’ chief financial officer John Hagan announced he was going to retire. But before doing so, John spent several months making sure Alpha’s finance department would be in good hands, working with Rob Haydon on all the details of the company’s books. And with the company’s financials in good shape, Hagan is ready to turn over the keys to his corner office. Alpha team members held a luncheon in John’s honor at the office Feb. 26,…

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Alpha Energy Solutions Meets Restaurant Pros at RFMA in San Diego

For the first time, Alpha Energy Solutions was an exhibitor at the Restaurant Facility Management Conference. The annual event took place Feb. 1-3 in San Diego. Alpha Energy Solutions has greatly increased its roster of restaurant clients in the past year, and RFMA provides an opportunity to meet with current and potential customers. It is the premier show for Restaurant Facility Managers. “We’ve never exhibited at a restaurant show in the past, but with our expanded services that specifically target…

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Next Stop for Alpha Energy Solutions: Memphis, Tennessee

Alpha Energy Solutions is now serving customers in Memphis and the surrounding areas of northern Mississippi and western Arkansas. In recent years, Alpha Energy Solutions has grown by expanding into markets near its Louisville headquarters, including Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Nashville.  With the expansion into Memphis, Alpha will be better able to serve a growing number of retail chains by providing self-performing service to more locations. “This expansion is an important part of Alpha’s growth because we’re now able to provide…

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Alpha – Schneider Partnership is Good News for Customers

Alpha Energy Solutions is now a Schneider Electric Buildings Business Partner. The new relationship allows Alpha to purchase Schneider products, such as power monitoring, lighting controls and VFDs, at a lower cost. In addition, Schneider will offer direct support to Alpha’s team, providing a direct line of technical support for Alpha and its customers. “We believe this will be an advantageous partnership for Alpha, and a way to provide our customers with another useful tool in our toolbox,” said Gerry…

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When it’s This Cold Outside, Take Precaution Inside

Temperatures hovered around zero degrees in the Midwest the first week of January. For Alpha Energy Solutions, that meant a lot of customers became concerned about keeping their buildings heated and comfortable. The most common cause of concern during cold weather is frozen pipes. By taking a few simple precautions, you can rest assured that no matter how cold it gets, your buildings will remain comfortable for your employees and all building systems will operate efficiently. Insulate all accessible pipes using…

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Vibration Analysis Will Help Alpha Customers Plan and Save

Alpha Energy Solutions is now offering its customers expanded Predictive Maintenance (PdM) services to deliver early warning of equipment faults in chillers, pumps, presses, conveyors, and other industrial machinery. Alpha is the first U.S.-based service provider to become an “Authorized PdM Service Agent” of Azima DLI, a global leader in predictive maintenance analytical services and products. Azima DLI’s vibration analysis technology detects developing faults in equipment, allowing owners to intervene before a catastrophe occurs. “Vibration analysis can be a real…

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When the Show Must Go On, Alpha Energy Solutions is Ready

When Alpha Energy Solutions technicians were performing preventative maintenance at a multi-screen theater complex, they discovered that some aging heat exchangers were in perilous condition. The complex, built in the 1980s, contained 35 rooftop units. Close inspection by Alpha’s technicians revealed that eight of these units were beyond repair, that the metal parts had rusted completely through, creating a hazardous situation.  The units had suffered from routine wear and tear and would not likely have made it through another heating season.…

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Alpha Leads Building Automation Discussion at KSPMA

More than 60 members of the Kentucky School Plant Management Association attended a breakout session Oct. 29 at the organization’s annual conference in Lexington. Alpha Energy Solutions, along with its building automation supplier Cochrane Supply, offered the audience an update of new developments in the industry. Steve Hoffman, Area Manager for Cochrane, led a discussion about Tridium’s products and how they can be incorporated into existing building automation systems. Hoffman, along with Dave Hellman, Alpha’s Director of Energy and Performance,…

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Alpha Energy Solutions’ Hot Jetter Gets to Grease

There is a better way to clean clogged pipes. For years, plumbers have used cable machines and cold water jetter to get rid of grease in pipes. The technology to clean the pipes with hot water wasn’t available or practical. That’s all changed, and Alpha Energy Solutions is offering customers the opportunity to see how a new hot water jetter gets the job done better. These photos show the Alpha team at a Louisville restaurant where grease is used for…

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Eliminate Driving Distractions, No Matter Your Age

It’s Teen Driver Safety Week in Kentucky, a good time for all of us to focus on our driving skills and remember to practice safe driving habits when we’re behind the wheel. Ben Rhodes, the Alpha Energy Solutions racecar driver, is a strong advocate for safe driving as a spokesman for the state’s Department of Highway Safety. This week, Bill Bell, spokesman for Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet, was a guest on “On Track with Ben Rhodes” (it airs Saturday at Noon…

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