New Year, New Offices
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a wonderful and very merry holiday season.
I certainly did.
Went to the Dominican Republic with my sister for eight days of sunshine and extreme adventure…
But that’s another story. I digress.
As you already know, DADANCO is now a part of MESTEK, and therefore, many new opportunities for growth have materialized quickly as our new owners look to build on the success we have achieved so far.
With their backing, together,we have been working hard on the renovation of our offices and construction of the new test facilities.
Please allow me to walk you through a few snapshots, month by month…
But wait, a little history lesson before we begin!
… and off we go!
Prior to demolition in October
As you can see, we could have moved right into this space… or could we? Well, after a full survey, the powers agreed that demolition was in order to kick off our start to LEED certification and to providing our customers with low-energy Green offices and cutting-edge test facilities, where DADANCO having "talked the talk", now gets to "walk the walk" with our products installed throughout.
Just how many of our competitors can boast that their facilities are cooled by chilled beams? Err, maybe I’m wrong but I think the answer is zero. Anyway, answers on post cards please; I look forward to reading your response.
So... fresh start, fresh beginnings! And so it began!
Early October 2012
This is what the façade of the building looked like when we began. Nice enough, but now that we are going to fill it to the brim with innovative 'Green' technology, a new modern façade is a must.
Late October 2012
The real work begins with real workers!
|It’s our mess and we can cry if we want to…
Don’t worry, a lick of paint, a splash of plaster and you'll never recognize the place in a day or two. Is it time for a tea break yet ?
Walls knocked out, debris running amok. Everything is under control and as you can see, this demolition guy is hard at work guarding the step ladder, just in case…
Mmmmm, outside window, single office, maybe that’s my new office!
Don’t mess with our piles of perfectly stacked rubbish. It takes a real craftsman to stack trash, so we must have the best, any offers???
Wow, another step ladder and no one guarding it this time :).
Demolition work is almost complete and most of the trash has been removed or recycled and ready for reuse.
Next stop-studwork and the framing-out of the offices and demonstration areas!
Early December 2012
Drywall is ready to go; the once nebulous idea is now shaping up into a very solid reality.
|The end of the year brought a few more updates within the décor. This will be the engineering offices. Wow, the new windows seem to bring in more light than before…|
Insulation in the ceiling has been put up, resembling a mass of fluffy clouds everywhere.
Pipework is also up, and the ductwork is about to follow.