CAMBRIDGE IN THE NEWS

How Even Temperatures & Proper Ventilation Improve Employee Retention in Distribution Centers

Indoor air quality and employee comfort are two areas that can get overlooked when planning a new distribution or warehouse facility, or upgrading an older one. Yet these factors are critical to on-the-job performance and employee satisfaction. Studies show that indoor contaminants that are not properly exhausted can lead to more sick days; and indoor temperatures that are too cold in winter or too hot in summer can cause employee dissatisfaction and high turnover. 

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Building One-of-a-Kind Cultures

John Kramer grew up with great examples of radical generosity. His grandfather, John Hickok, was instrumental in helping shape the downtown St. Louis skyline with projects like the Arch and Busch Stadium II. His parents taught him the joy of giving, and his wife, Sara, inspired him with the nature of her mission work.

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HTHV technology keeps Chicago carwash running during winter months

For over 60 years, Fuller's has been Chicagoland's finest carwash. Their mantra — “We protect your investment so it can give you the long life you expect. From our automated express wash to the Full-Service Ultimate Wash, we guarantee you will drive home happy” —is the reason they have loyal, repeat customers who return to Fuller’s for their carwash needs.

But, in order to be profitable in northern climates, the company has to have the ability to keep the doors open.

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Commercial Market Awakening to Importance of High IAQ

IAQ problems don’t exist just in homes. In fact, there is an increasing awareness about the importance of IAQ among not only commercial building owners and facility managers but also non-industry professionals as well. IAQ product sales are on the rise. According to a report from BCC Research, the U.S. IAQ market is forecast to grow to $10.8 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3 percent from 2016 to 2021.

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Cambridge Standardizes Vertical Space Heaters

After several years of offering its S-Series heater in custom vertical configurations to meet specific customer needs, Cambridge Engineering has standardized the vertical design in three different sizes, along with vertical mounting stands to make installation easier. The S-Series is an HTHV (high temperature heating and ventilation) direct gas-fired space heater that is 40 percent to 70 percent more energy efficient than all other types of indirect and direct gas-fired systems used to heat large commercial and industrial buildings.

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Patten CAT Beats Chicago’s Zero-Degree Days with Efficient Heating Systems

Patten CAT is a fourth-generation Caterpillar sales and service organization that began back in 1933. Their relationship with Cambridge Engineering heating products started in 2005 when they purchased their first Cambridge S-Series unit to retrofit a less than effective heating system at their Oglesby, IL location. Fast forward 12 years, and Patten has over 25 Cambridge units heating six of their locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

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Cambridge Engineering Names Marc Braun as President

Braun is a well-known advocate for energy efficiency in the HVAC industry. He is an active member of ASHRAE and supports two standing committees as both a participant and an authorized reviewer of pending industry standards and guidelines. He’s also a frequent speaker at ASHRAE and other industry conferences. Braun played a critical role in the development of HTHV as a product category, working with both ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The category was introduced in 2013 and is part of standards created for all gas-fired heaters that perform at 90 percent or higher efficiency levels. 

Specialty Products Help Optimize Sustainability

Cambridge Engineering manufactures a line of direct-fired HTHV (high-temperature heating and ventilation) space heaters that are designed to save energy, reduce operating costs, and improve IAQ for commercial and industrial facilities. According to Randy Niederer, marketing director, Cambridge, the S-Series and SA-Series space heaters are typically used in new and existing buildings with large open spaces, including warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing and assembly plants, indoor sport facilities, car dealership service bays, aircraft hangars, and boat storage facilities.

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