Monday, September 24, 2012

MESTEK ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF DADANCO-MESTEK JV

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 www.dadanco.com.

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