A 5-Year Checkup of Chicago’s Calder Flamingo

By Warren Brand | Chicago Corrosion Group When most people first glimpse the towering, 53-foot-tall Calder Flamingo in downtown Chicago, their emotions vary. Awe is probably the most common. From a distance, it looks like a gangly spider-like thing, but you really can’t grasp the size until you get closer. Walking under and around the […]

H-O-H Water Technology: 50 Years of Making Chicago a City Where Water Works

In 2018, more than 100 employees and extended family will gather to celebrate HOH Water Technology’s 50th year of doing business in Chicago. In addition to three generations of the company’s founding family, there will also be in attendance several employees who have served 40 or more years in the company. Founded in 1968 by […]

Radiant Flooring Warms the Illinois Holocaust Museum

Once in a while, for those who work in the HVAC industry, a project comes along that has special meaning for those who work on it. It might be a children’s hospital, a sports facility, or a restoration of a building with some real history to it. For Dan Watkins, Sales Engineer at Bornquist, one […]

Craft-Brewing Entrepreneurs Insist on Best Facility Drainage

When three buddies traded in their corporate jobs for craft beers and their suit-and-tie ensembles for beards, they never expected that four years later they’d be co-owners of a 50,000-s.f. brewery stationed in the heart of Cincinnati. Kenny McNutt, Brady Duncan and Jeff Hunt began this adventure as home brewers. Weekends were spent huddled in […]

The Next Phase in Industrial Dust Explosion Protection

For a wide range of facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle items that could be categorized as combustible dusts or particulate solids, new NFPA Standards are now on the books. Even the first deadline to conduct a dust hazard analysis has been issued, adding to the responsibilities of owners and operators […]