• Brad Bollman

Being Efficient


Last week, Joe Humbert and I made a trip to visit a client who is looking to do some modifications to their mechanical systems. When we arrived at the building, we proceeded to the boiler room and ascended to the top of a multi-story catwalk overlooking much of the building. I had noticed earlier that our client was wearing jeans and a t-shirt (Joe and I had on winter coats, as it was a “balmy” 30 degrees outside). Once we got to the top of the catwalk, it was nearly 90 degrees up there, as the heat from all the equipment below had risen toward the ceiling. I now understand why he was wearing short sleeves! The client explained to us that they no longer use all of their boilers, as production is down a bit from its height several years ago. With that said, they would like to change out some of their supporting equipment as to be more efficient and save money in the long run.


We run into this situation often as manufacturing facilities, in this economic climate, want to be as efficient as possible to save money where they can. PDMi has the resources to come into the plant, access the client’s needs and prepare a solution that can help them save money on operating costs. Regarding our short sleeved client in the narrative above, we will analyze his current equipment and prepare construction documents for competitive bidding, which will allow them to install new equipment that better fits their current needs, saves money and makes them more efficient.


Please give us a call so that we can help you keep your business running (whatever industry it might be) as efficient as possible.