CAMBRIDGE IN THE NEWS

SMALL BUSINESS MONTHLY

A Culture of Continuous Improvement 

One of the most amazing cultures I have experienced is at Cambridge Engineering in Chesterfield Valley. In the heating and cooling industry, it is known for designing and manufacturing the most energy-efficient heaters for industrial application. What is really amazing is how the company does this. It continually makes its products and processes better. 
 

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INDUSTRY WEEK

The Great Regulation Rollback is Finally Here. But Is It Working?

When President Trump took office last year, he made big promises to slash 'job-killing' regulations. Eighteen months in, it’s time to ask if this regulatory overhaul is having the effect manufacturers had hoped for.

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BUILDINGS

Use HTHV Technology for Destratification in Winter

Falling temperatures outside can wreak havoc on the comfort and energy efficiency inside a commercial building. Heat rises in any season, but in winter, when it’s required for comfort, we depend on it to be cascaded low, throughout the building to occupants on the floor.

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INDUSTRY WEEK

Want Higher Engagement? It's Not Just About Hiring Better Managers

recent article by Sam Walker in the Wall Street Journal argues that better managers are the key to delivering better results.

Walker cites research by Gallup showing that the quality of middle managers determines 70% of the variance between high-performing and low-performing companies. Because managers can instill (or at least heighten) a sense of purpose and meaning in employees’ work, they drive the critical measure of employee engagement, which Gallup defines as a belief among employees that they’re doing meaningful work in a climate that supports personal growth. And that in turn leads to lower turnover, higher productivity and better profits.

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INDUSTRY WEEK

Meet the Lean CFO

If the person behind the money is indifferent or even anti-lean, then lean manufacturing likely will never gain a foothold. With finance's support, however, transformational change is possible.

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STL TODAY

Top Workplaces Spotlight: Cambridge Engineering is Grateful for Employees and Customers

For more than 50 years, Cambridge Engineering has been committed to enriching the lives of its people, representatives, customers and suppliers through the design, manufacture, and application of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for commercial and industrial applications. A leader in the HVAC industry, Cambridge is a family-owned and operated company that encourages continuous improvement through formal training and autonomy to improve jobs.

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ACHR THE NEWS

High Times for HVAC in Grow Facilities

Cambridge Engineering offers direct-fired heating and evaporative cooling ventilation systems for indoor farming applications. These products are a good fit for this market, said Dave Binz, the company’s director of engineering, because they can provide the large amount of fresh air ventilation that is needed to enhance produce or livestock growth.

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ACHR THE NEWS

Cambridge Engineering Announced 2018 Sales Leadership Awards

Cambridge Engineering announced that two representatives, HVAC Commercial Solutions (Mid Atlantic), and John McGraw (Michigan) achieved their coveted “platinum” distinction, selling more than $2,000,000 in Cambridge equipment during 2018. 

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EXECUTIVE

Cambridge Engineering Debuts Evaporative HVAC Units

Cambridge Engineering Inc. has introduced two new lines of direct and indirect evaporative HVAC solutions. Officially unveiled in November 2018, the E-Series and ESC-Series units serve industrial, commercial and institutional properties and provide cooling without the use of refrigerants.

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PRESS RELEASE

Cambridge Engineering Expands Into Industrial Cooling MarketSt. Louis, MO (June 1, 2018) – Industry-leading space heating and ventilation manufacturer Cambridge Engineering has acquired the Spec-Air and Ares brands of cooling products from Essick Air.  Cambridge will continue to offer customers the EPAC and SSC product lines from the former Spec-Air product portfolio. Cambridge and Essick closed the deal in late May.

“One of the most amazing joys I have as a leader is watching our people grow,” said Marc Braun, president of Cambridge Engineering. “This opportunity to steward and grow two additional well-established product lines in the direct and indirect evaporative cooling markets represents years of preparation and growth from our team.  I’m confident our team will continue to work hard to earn the trust of manufacturing representatives, mechanical contractors, building owners, and all stakeholders in the market.”

To read the full press release, click here!

DC VELOCITY

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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ST. LOUIS SMALL BUSINESS MONTHLY

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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ENGINEERED SYSTEMS MAGAZINE

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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ACHR THE NEWS

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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COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION MAGAZINE

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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ENGINEERED SYSTEMS MAGAZINE

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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ACHR THE NEWS

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. 

ACHR THE NEWS

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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