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Piping Industry members help complete new downtown Toledo ProMedica headquarters

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 6, 2017 9:43:00 AM

Thanks to members of the Piping Industry, downtown Toledo has a new major employer, as members helped construct the new ProMedica downtown headquarters along the city’s riverfront.

The $60 million project to consolidate ProMedica’s office buildings began in January 2016. ProMedica held a grand opening celebration on Aug. 31.

At its peak, roughly 20 of the Piping Industry’s highly skilled and highly trained members successfully completed the work on time to renovate The Steam Plant, Promenade Park and the Key Bank building, now called The Junction.

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Topics: ProMedica, HVACR, Plumbing and Pipes, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Construction Projects, Featured Project, Downtown Toledo

Piping Industry Members Building Defiance School

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 26, 2016 2:03:00 PM

Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members are busy working on a $60 million school project in Defiance.

In 2014, Defiance voters passed of a 3.78-mill, $11.7 million bond issue to construct a new combined Defiance Senior and Junior High School.

After months of planning, site preparation began in early 2016, and by mid-April, Piping Industry members were working to install the underground piping.

Throughout the summer, the building has taken shape and now crews are working to enclose the structure before winter sets in.

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Topics: HVACR, Piping Industry, Plumbing and Pipes, Pipefitter, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, plumbers, Defiance, Ohio, Rudolph Libbe, Defiance Senior and Junior High School, Defiance Schools

Medical Facility Requires Piping Industry Expertise

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Aug 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Northwest Ohio’s newest medical facility is counting on the knowledge and skill of Piping Industry members to ensure the safety of donated plasma.

Our refrigeration mechanics, welders and service mechanics are busy turning a vacant retail store into a plasma donation center.

Two Piping Industry contractors have journeymen and apprentices working on the decades old building, installing vital components to the gutted structure.

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Topics: Refrigeration, HVACR, Piping Industry, Welding, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, welder, Plasma, Plasma Donation

HVACR Specialist Providing Relief From Summer Heat

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jun 30, 2016 4:30:00 PM

As the summer heat beats down on the Greater Toledo area, the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry’s HVAC specialists are busy trying to keep people cool. From residential to commercial units, the skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen have been putting in extra hours this summer to answer the many calls they receive to fix units that could not handle the workload under this summer’s extreme heat.

On hot July day, with temperatures soaring well above 90 degrees, Rob Shaffer from Gem Industrial was called out to service a HVAC unit sitting on top a ProMedica building in a Toledo suburb. More than 100 people inside the building, including doctors, nurses, secretaries and patients, were becoming uncomfortably warm as the inside temperature steadily rose.

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Topics: ProMedica, HVACR, Piping Industry, GEM Inc., Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, UT Physicians Regency, Kevin Drouillard, Commerical Comfort Systems, Rob Shaffer

Members Work in Confined Spaces to Renovate Wood Haven

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jun 29, 2016 1:30:00 PM

While patients, doctors and staff at Wood Haven Health Care Senior Living & Rehabilitation may not see the work being done, members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry are busy updating the facility’s piping and HVAC infrastructure.

For several months, Bayes Inc., the general contractor, has been on the job replacing all the sanitary sewer lines, HVAC units, and the HVAC lines throughout the complex. Overall, this project is expected to take eight months to complete at a cost of $1.2 million.

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Topics: HVACR, Piping Industry, Wood County, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Bayes, Inc., water lines, Wood Haven Health Care, sewer, safety, confined spaces

Construction Of The Andersons World Headquarters Nearly Complete

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jun 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Work is wrapping up on the $100 million construction of The Andersons world headquarters building in Maumee.

Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members, working for Dunbar Mechanical Inc. and Mondo Mechanical Inc., were among the trade members who built the agribusiness’s new headquarters.

The custom built facility created more than 20 jobs for piping journeymen – including plumbers and HVAC Service Technicians. The plumbers handled the installation of all piping and plumbing work, while HVAC journeymen installed a unique cooling system.

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Topics: projects, construction, HVACR, Piping Industry, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Construction Projects, The Andersons

New Chiller System Installation at Inverness Country Club

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 7, 2015 8:25:04 AM

GEM Inc., a signatory mechanical contractor with the Piping Industry, recently signed a five-year, comprehensive agreement with Inverness Country Club, one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Northwest Ohio, to maintain the facility's HVACR and controls.


One of the first things that GEM Inc. started on after inking the deal was removing and replacing the facility’s 21-year-old chiller system. The process took some slick maneuvering and deft crane work by Pat Roseman, who manned the crane with skill.

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Topics: projects, HVACR, chiller barrel, Golf, Inverness Country Club, GEM Inc., Northwest Ohio

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