Monday, September 24, 2012


Acquisition of the Australian interests fuels MESTEK's growth into Sustainability 

       MESTEK, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% ownership of DADANCO- MESTEK JV, by concluding an agreement to buy the shares previously owned by DADANCO Pty Ltd. Together with the acquisition of remaining interest, MESTEK has acquired critical Intellectual Property including DADANCO nozzle technology. This investment by MESTEK is a significant step in maintaining DADANCO’s dominant position in providing low energy HVAC solutions, and MESTEK’s continued expansion of its ‘Green’ product portfolio.

MESTEK is a manufacturing concern headquartered in Westfield, MA with annual sales of approximately $375 million and 2000 employees worldwide. MESTEK’s principal activities include HVAC, architectural products and metal-forming machinery.

DADANCO is a manufacturer headquartered in Westfield, MA. DADANCO's principal activities include manufacturing of Active Chilled Beams, Induction Units and Induction diffusers.

DADANCO, with its current management in place, is a valuable addition to the Mestek family of companies with strong product focus on Sustainability including RBI and Hydrotherm condensing boilers, Airtherm ECM fan coils and Mestex evaporative air handling units.

MESTEK looks forward to building on the proven success enjoyed by the DADANCO-MESTEK JV and welcomes DADANCO into the family.
To mark the acquisition of DADANCO-MESTEK JV as a wholly owned subsidiary of MESTEK, Inc, an agreement has been reached for the major refurbishment of offices to house DADANCO along with new construction of comprehensive demonstration and scenario test facilities, all to be based in Westfield, MA.

Demolition work is underway; and we welcome the opportunity to update industry participants and friends and to follow the progress on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and on

For more information, contact DADANCO at (413) 564 5657 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Seasons of Change

“Ah! well away! Seasons flower and fade.” Lord Alfred Tennyson

Quite succinctly stated. Unfortunately, most people do not watch the change of seasons with detachment nor are they poets at heart (which is unfortunate as poetry can do so much good to a person’s heart). I, for a fact, can become slightly attached to a certain era or time period in my life. That is why, with deep sadness, I have to announce that Rainy Shukla, my teammate and close friend, is no longer sharing the DADANCO hallways with us, having left us for the glories promised by the School of Darden in Virginia. Well, good luck Rainy! Don’t you dare replace me with another exotic friend.
That season has flowered and faded. A new season began with a welcome addition- Steven Lamica.
Please allow me to introduce you to our new teammate!

Steven Lamica

A few years back, Steve was born and raised in New Windsor, downstate NY.
In 2009, he left Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY, with an Associate’s degree in Engineering and jumped into an engineering internship at USMA West Point. There he cleverly designed and tested remote initiation systems for an army/air force project.
In 2012, Steve graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, NY, with a B.S & M. Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
One week after graduation he sailed into our offices and began his first full time job as an applications engineer. He currently resides in Chicopee, MA, where he continues to enjoy his hobbies: playing bass in a rock band, working out, biking, hiking, cooking, reading and playing video games.

This welcome addition to our staff is bright eyed and cheerful and we look forward to many changes and seasons together.

As I like to end all my blurbs on a hopeful and positive note, let me share a novel idea that clearly came out of mouth of an apparent optimist, Albert Camus, “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”.
As we all know, fresh autumn is right around the corner.
Seasons change. Things change.
Let’s not forget that every stage has its own unique flavor and delight.
And if all else fails, start looking for flowers.

Olga Pyshnyak

Friday, May 11, 2012


Dadanco’s active chilled beams are a combination air-water system that uses the energy conveyed by two fluid streams (air and water) to achieve the required cooling or heating in a space.

The general design intent of an active chilled beam system is for the central air handling system to circulate only the amount of primary air needed for ventilation and latent load (humidity control) purposes, with the active chilled beams providing the additional sensible cooling (and heating) and air movement required through the induced room air and the secondary water coil.

Active chilled beam systems transfer a large portion of the cooling (and heating) loads from the less efficient air distribution system (fans and ductwork) to the more efficient water distribution system (pumps and pipes). The net result of this shift in loads is the decrease of energy consumption and energy costs. In this manner, the amount of primary air circulated by the central systems is significantly reduced (often 75%-85% less than conventional “all air” systems).

Dadanco’s patented nozzle and fluid dynamic technology gives their products an edge with an increased induction effect that reduces the number and/or size of the units and/or decreases the amount of primary air static pressure as well as lowers the noise levels.

Dadanco’s ACB20 Ceiling-mounted cassette model features vertical coils with integral drain pans which give the product an extra level of safety against possible condensation and has come to be the product of choice for laboratories, classrooms and hospitals where noise, humidity and ventilation control is critical to provide a comfortable and safe environment.

By Giancarlo Tosi

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Doing Good For Goodness’ Sake

Merriam Webster definition of SELFISH:
concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one's own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others

I love doing good. Volunteer, here I am! Supporting a good cause? Let me jump on it. Would you like to donate a dollar for the X and Y? Yes, please. Dreaming of traveling the world and making it just a wee bit better? All the time.

Now, would you call me selfish?

And yet, some people do. Those are the people that haven’t read the second part of the definition-“WITHOUT REGARD for others”. I am fine with people who do not have compassion and empathy for the plight of others, your prerogative, but please, pretty please, do not try and shake down the authentic do-gooders through slander.

Yes, helping others does make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and it pleases me tremendously to think that I’ve made someone’s day a bit more hopeful, but I do this WITH REGARD for others, ergo, I’m not selfish.

Does smelling flowers constitute a selfish activity? No, it is simply a derivation of pleasure from a simple act which has nothing to do with acting without regard for others. Doing good for some people is as simple as breathing. Just a facet of life that sustains them.

Enjoying life’s moments, may they be grand- such as jumping out of a plane or as unassuming as delighting in the comfort of the well air-conditioned room, most likely, is a genuine event without any element of disregard for others. Treasure them.

And by the way, if you want to know more about air-conditioning that likes to think of itself as planet-friendly, learn more by visiting our website or connect with any of our social media channels. Join our Chilled Beam group on LinkedIn while you’re at it.

Feel free to leave me comments below and remember to always do good for goodness’ sake!

by Olga Pyshnyak