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Midwest Machinery Wins HVAC Project for Journey Elementary School in Wentzville, MO, With Intelligent Pump Design

Midwest Machinery Wins HVAC Project for Journey Elementary School in Wentzville, MO, With Intelligent Pump Design

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Midwest Machinery's suggestion of installing Armstrong Design Envelope VIL pumps will save the new Journey Elementary school approximately $60 thousand.

Journey Elementary school construction site from aerial view.

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Midwest Machinery Wins HVAC Project for Journey Elementary School in Wentzville, MO, With Intelligent Pump Design


The company’s innovative solution includes Armstrong VIL Design Envelope pumps with integrated VFD’s and Pump Manager Software is saving the school over $60 thousand in installation costs.


St. Louis, MO – June 3, 2020 – Midwest Machinery, a leading HVAC sales representative for commercial and industrial applications in Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma, won the competitive bidding project to provide HVAC equipment to the new Journey Elementary school in Wentzville, MO.


The company worked in partnership with McClure Engineering and Coleman Heating and Sheet Metal during the design and equipment selection processes, recommending a cutting-edge solution that stood out when compared to other proposals. A total of nine projects were submitted during the bidding period, and Midwest Machinery’s expertise in circulating pumps was decisive to attain the job. 


“The pump selections we normally see for projects like Journey Elementary are a series of base-mounted pumps with VFD’s on the wall. We wanted to offer a better solution that would not only reduce installation costs but also increase reliability. The Armstrong 4300 VIL Design Envelope pumps with integrated VFD’s were the perfect answer,” said Jeff Henderson, Sales Manager of Midwest Machinery. “These pumps eliminated the need for inertia bases, flex connectors, and field pump alignment - saving not only footprint but a lot of money on install,” added Henderson. 


In addition to the pumps, the sales representative included the Armstrong Pump Manager on the project, which is a cloud-based service powered by the IBM® Watson IoT™ platform that provides predictive maintenance analytics to optimize performance and save up to 40 percent in energy consumption. Midwest Machinery estimates that the installation of all six Armstrong pumps plus the Pump Manager will result in over $60 thousand in savings for the school.


“We obviously considered the quality of the product itself, but we also looked at the intelligence behind it. Midwest Machinery offered a creative solution that no one else did and worked with us during the whole process to guarantee the best performance at the lowest expense. There are other great pumps in the market that could handle the application's needs, but collaborating with the engineers at Midwest Machinery and ending up with an intelligent and effective solution made a big difference,” said Alex Pugh, Senior Mechanical Engineer for McClure Engineering. 


Apart from the pump system, Midwest Machinery was also the sales representative chosen to supply the cooling tower and circulators for the school’s HVAC system. 


“It’s fantastic to see another great project become reality. We know how important performance is to the success of this system, and we are committed to providing these kids and the entire school staff with a comfortable environment for them to learn and share experiences.” said Henderson. 


The company is looking forward to installing the new HVAC equipment along with Coleman Heating and Sheet Metal and Raider Mechanical in Summer 2020.


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About Midwest Machinery Company

Midwest Machinery Company is a sales representative for commercial and industrial HVAC equipment created in 1923, being the first and oldest cooling tower sales representative in the United States.


Since that time, Midwest Machinery has expanded its focus to the entire mechanical system, bringing energy-efficient solutions to building owners, contractors, and engineers in the states of Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma. The company offers a complete product line that includes cooling towers, chillers, air handlers, pumps, and other essential pieces of equipment for mechanical systems, and it’s part of its mission to deliver experiences that make customers more successful and buildings more efficient while rewarding its team and giving back to the community.





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