Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is exhibiting at the 2018 Industrial Trade Show
April 24, 2018
11am – 6pm
Weekly training classes are conducted by two leaders in the HVAC Service Training Industry, Kirk Mosier, and Morris Williams. Classes range from lessons learned, newly marketed tools and controls, equipment inspections, voltage issues, refrigerant circuits and Q&A. According to Williams, “One of the most important aspect of training is the Q&A sessions. The benefits that these sessions bring to our technicians are priceless.”
About Kirk Mosier and Morris Williams:
Kirk Mosier and Morris Williams, CAPS HVAC Service Trainers, located in Houston Texas. To contact Kirk Mosier or Morris Williams call 713-460-9009.
Testing and certifying CAPS manufactured HVAC equipment is business as usual for Allan Taylor and his Testing Team at CAPS. CAPS equipment built to operate according to design in many different environments.
Project Scope: This 7.5Ton Rooftop Package Unit was designed and manufactured by CAPS in conjunction with specifications from National Oilwell Varco (NOV). This unit is also designed for Ambient Operating Range -40 to + 20 Celsius, is Hazardous Duty Class 1 Division 2, with Pressurizer, and a 10ft stack.
Environment:North Alaskan Drilling Oil Rig
About Neal Robichau:
A CAPS Senior Sales Specialist with over 30 years in the HVAC Industry. Neal specializes in the commercial and industrial sectors of the HVAC industry with a goal to always be a solution to CAPS customers. Neal can be reached at 713-460-9009.
ASHRAE 2018, an experience worth attending!
“My role in my organization is that of Systems Analyst. I deal in numbers, databases, graphs, and charts, on a daily basis. So, in spite of the fact that I really like looking at nuts, bolts, and cool tools on occasion, my decision to attend the AHR Expo in Chicago was a bit of a “risk” in the area of providing value to the company. But I am so glad I did.
I stumbled across one of our project managers on day one and followed him around, randomly exploring, checking out anything that caught our eye, and talking specifics (him talking, me listening!) with a few choice vendors. Fun and educational, it was a really good day. For day two I followed my normal strategy and chose sessions to attend all day long. Some sessions were directly in line with what we do, and some were more random selections. As our PMs, managers, and engineers are busy out on the floor chasing down leads, I spent my time listening to business strategies, reviewing available software, and hearing industry stories about managing all kinds of business risks.
So, did I find value in the visit? Absolutely! I am still referring to my notes and chasing down observations. Would I choose to go again? Again, absolutely! But I might also encourage someone else in our organization who is, like me, out of the manufacturing and service mainstream to take a chance and attend and learn in my place. And finally, is the AHR show really that impressive? If you have never attended, then you really have no idea. Short answer? Absolutely!”
About Dr. Bea Amaya:
Currently a Systems Analyst for Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS) and a teacher of Technical Communications at the University of Houston in the College of Technology. Recent work history includes 1 year in Doha, Qatar working for Texas A&M University, and 3 years in Papua New Guinea with a transport company.
Education: A PhD in Technical Communications and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University.
To get to know more about Dr. Bea Amaya visit her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/beaamaya/
“We don’t have the capability to wrap that unit for shipment…it’s simply too large. We’ll have to outsource that job.”
I heard these words spoken in the hallway just outside my office a week ago. Imagine my surprise yesterday when the Shipping Department Supervisor, James Ochoa, asked me to grab my camera and take a few pictures of the now wrapped unit.
“Didn’t you get someone to come in and handle that for you?” I asked.
“Nope,” he said, “we priced it, but it was outrageously expensive.”
“So I got my guys together and had them take another good, hard look at the unit,” he explained. “My team scratched their heads just a bit, made a few comments about the relatively square shape, then decided to give it a shot. This is, by far, the largest unit we’ve wrapped to-date, and I think they did an awesome job. That’s why I’m hoping you’ll take some photos of it.”
Creativity and innovation are often found in CAPS’ engineering department work, but it’s definitely not the only place those traits show up in our company. We see evidences every day of CAPS employees at all levels of the organization thinking outside the box, stretching to expand their capabilities, and demonstrating a willingness to try new strategies to accomplish project goals.
This was just one of those times when James and his shipping department team members took on the challenge, stepped up to the plate, and delivered a home run for the team. Way to go, guys!