Upgrading Pumps and Helping The Environment*

  Located just a few blocks from Michigan Avenue and Chicago’s famous Millennium Park, the Palmer House is a part of Chicago’s history and one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America. To say the property is iconic would be an understatement, but it would be accurate to say that the […]

Short-Circuiting the High Cost of Transformer Upgrades

Ameren’s Rush Island generating station use of retrofitted transformers offers insights for any plant that seeks to increase capacity on a budget. Increase capacity! When the call comes from upper management to produce more energy a plant manager faces the challenge of upgrading the infrastructure, and upgraded power transformers often represent the biggest ticket item. […]

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 […]