Commercial Venting Solutions Year-End Wrap Up
Last week I blogged about the construction economy in 2017 and several economic changes expected to impact the success of commercial venting projects in coming years -- including new investment areas, the labor shortage, and materials pricing. Because of these changes, engineers and contractors must be hyper-aware of the long-term economics of their investments. Now more than ever.
Today I want to wrap up the year by highlighting some of the investments we made in 2016 to ensure we are delivering the most cost-effective commercial venting solutions on the market. Then I’ll highlight some examples of the year’s top projects where we made this happen.
This year we added a bunch of new chimney draft control products that are UL listed. We are – in many cases – the only manufacturer taking this step so that customers’ investments remain safe and financially smart, both today and years from now.
So what’s new?
In order to make these improvements happen, we expanded our employee base by 70 percent this year in the areas of fabrication, shipping, assembly line, control, engineering and technical staff. We also added new equipment, including a fiber laser cutter, flange roller, and lathe.
Constellation Energy for Newark Housing Authority - Newark, NJ
The Third Man Vinyl Pressing Plant - Detroit, MI
Jack White’s retrofit job at Detroit’s new 4,000 sq. ft. brick-and-mortar store located in the city’s hip, economy-pumping Cass Corridor:
Detroit Event Center / Little Caesars Arena – Another Detroit project with Bill Dunn
This $650 million sports arena project is the future home to the Detroit Red Wings, opening in Sept. 2017:
Frito-Lay – Ft. Worth, TX
A retrofit upgrade of this 120,000 sq. ft. facility will create Frito-Lay’s seventh ‘highly-automated facility’ in the U.S. and the largest one built to date. Additionally, the project gives the company a $600,000 tax break:
As these customers can tell you, it’s crucial to remember there are many factors driving overall ROI, not just initial cost. Keep this in mind when you budget for next year, and let us know if you’d like help evaluating the potential long-term value of your commercial venting solution. We can calculate projected savings and show you the difference.
The great accomplishments in 2016 do not mean we will rest on our laurels.
To our customers and engineering reps, we thank you for another outstanding year. Our pledge to you continues… To invest in new technologies that help you effectively manage changes in the construction industry (whether bad or good), and deliver the best commercial venting design solutions on the planet.
Our expectations for 2017 are very high. With everything that’s in process, we expect an even bigger growth rate than in 2016! Look for more new products, more tools, and more people as we continue our quest to be the market’s first choice.
If ENERVEX has helped you in any way this year, please give this post a quick share to your contacts. Happy holidays to you and your families from all of us! Cheers!