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Midwest Machinery Hosts Successful Launch-Party to Introduce Hitachi VRF to the Saint Louis Market

The latest addition to Midwest Machinery’s portfolio promises to shake up the VRF market in Saint Louis.

Midwest Machinery Saint Louis hosted a launch party on February 7th to talk about the recent partnership with Hitachi VRF, and to introduce Hitachi VRF systems to engineers, contractors, and end-users.


The 6 Things We Love the Most About Hitachi VRF

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We could say that we love Hitachi because it is a well-known and recognized brand, or because Hitachi VRF is a top 3 globally, or even because of their joint-venture with Johnson Controls.

But all of these are not the real reasons why we love Hitachi VRF. Despite the great relationship with our new partner, we don’t love them because of who THEY ARE; we love them because of what they DO FOR YOU. So let’s start.


Midwest Machinery Welcomes Sam Heilbronner to our VRF Team!

VRF Ninja Sam Heilbronner

With the invention of HVAC in 1902, you could say VRF is a relatively new technology. Having hit the mainstream in the early 1980’s – new systems, standards, and installation techniques are evolving faster than the message can get out.

When Midwest Machinery Saint Louis partnered with Hitachi VRF, we knew a seasoned expert was vital for success.

We’re thrilled to announce we have found that expert.


Winterization: Tips for Cooling Tower Shut-down

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In the HVAC world, the beginning of fall represents a potential for reduction in cooling tower capacity needs.

If you work with facility management, you may be thinking of shutting down all or part of your cooling tower equipment. Here are some best practices.


Behind the Scenes with SPX: How Does a 100-year-old Company Still Drive HVAC Innovation?

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“Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act.”

Sukan Ratnakar

In the 5th episode of our Engineering Tomorrow podcast, we hosted a very special guest who is an expert in cooling towers. His name is Ryan Miller, Regional Sales Manager at SPX Cooling Technologies.

Ryan clarifies what a cooling tower is, the history of Marley cooling towers and the relationship between Marley and SPX brands, then dives into one of our favorite topics to discuss: innovation.


The Thrilling World of VAV Boxes

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Buildings’ conditions change due to numerous factors such as occupancy, external weather conditions, and room sizes. Therefore, the amount of cool air required to keep the occupants’ comfort and to cool in different zones of a building is usually variant.

That’s the reason why VAV boxes are so important. In the 4th episode of our podcast, Stephen Higgins talks a little bit more about these units.