Industrial Mechanical Services

Alpha Energy Solutions Making Inroads in West Virginia

Alpha Energy Solutions was a featured exhibitor at the West Virginia Association of Physical Plant Administrators annual conference in Flatwoods, WV April 14-15. Alpha team members John Jennings, Scotty Holt and Gerry Lewis were on hand to greet long-time customers and meet some new ones at the show. “We met and made some good contacts with two larger universities in the area and we are following up on those leads,” said Scotty Holt, who represents Alpha throughout West Virginia and…

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Installing a Big Chiller Provides Big Benefits

Dave Hellman, Alpha’s director of Energy and Performance, was recently involved in a major project for the state of Kentucky. Alpha Energy Solutions installed two chillers — one at the Kentucky International Convention Center, and the other at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Here, Dave explains the benefits of the chillers just after the 750-ton unit at the Kentucky Expo Center was put in place.  The new energy-efficient machines, manufactured by MultiStack, are only the 2nd and 3rd of its kind…

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Tennessee Office Adds Experienced Pro in Cook

For Graham Cook, six years of semi-retirement was enough. Cook, the former president of Cook’s Mechanical in Nashville, has joined the Alpha Energy Solutions’ Tennessee office as a sales representative specializing in HVAC work. Cook’s territory will include all of east Tennessee. “I was tired of being retired,” Cook said during his orientation in Louisville in March. “I’m glad to be getting back to work and looking forward to seeing my contacts in the business.” Cook joins a rapidly growing…

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Infrared Technology Among Alpha Energy’s Electrical Upgrades

In the electrical industry, some say that Infrared Scanning (or Thermographic Scanning) is the single most powerful technology tool in an electrician’s arsenal.  It can be used to detect hot spots, or abnormal heating patterns, that can lead to costly losses of energy. Alpha Energy Solutions’ electrical department, led by foreman Jim Jones, is using Infrared to prevent defects that can lead to equipment failure, personal injury or unscheduled power outages. From Wikipedia: Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the…

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Alpha Energy’s Electrical Division Set to Thrive Under Jones’ Leadership

Jim Jones, Alpha Energy Solutions’ new Electrical Estimator/Foreman, started working in the industry after graduating from St. Xavier High School. With three decades of electrical experience, Jones hopes to help the division grow and expand quickly. “We want to separate ourselves from our competitors. It’s not just about lights and plugs that everybody else does, but we want to be more technologically advanced,” he said. Jones specializes in power quality and energy solutions. Prior to joining Alpha Energy Solutions in…

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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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