The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prohibited vending machines and convenient stores from having R-404a systems.
The latest Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) report from the EPA is on alternative refrigerants as acceptable or unacceptable for different sectors in the refrigeration industry. Some common refrigerants, including R-404A and R-507C, are now listed as an unacceptable alternate for most applications. Effective immediately vending machines and convenient stores are prohibited from using R-404a in those systems.
Freije-RSC presented “Energy Best Practices” at the Mid-States Meat Association conference last month in Cincinnati, Ohio. This presentation included a panel of experts covering ways to lower energy cost at refrigerated facilities.
Topics discussed included:
- Demand Defrost
- Suction Pressure Control
- Condenser & Compressor
- Compressed Air
- Door Management
- LED Lighting
- Rebates and Incentives
Come see Freije-RSC at the 2015 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition, March 22-25 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
The 2015 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition offers an unrivaled opportunity for companies to showcase their latest products, services innovations, and technologies. Attendees can meet, network,and learn from others who are interested in the same professional opportunities they are.
Be sure to stop by and see us in Booth 216. View Map »
Freije-RSC is hosting a presentation on plant/facility energy-saving tips at this year’s Mid-States Meat Association conference.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m. to Noon, at the Cincinnati Marriott Northeast, 9664 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040.
Energy Best Practices topics will include:
- Demand Defrost
- Door Management
- LED Lightning
- Suction and Head Pressures
- Quick Hits
- Rebates and Incentives.
Afterwards, attendees can “Meet NAMI” Barry Carpenter, CEO, North America Meat Institute, followed by a luncheon and the MSMA Annual Meeting.
If you are interested in attending this event, contact Rob Ritz by February 19.
Freije-RSC is proud to have been part of four Mexico home builds through partnerships with the TrueU leadership program and YWAM Homes of Hope. Houses are built in just two days; yet they change a family forever! This team building event has allowed employees to live out their values with hands-on participation.
TrueU is a consortium of companies and individuals who believe investing in relationships, developing leaders and serving others is the healthy way to grow a business. Their programs include developing leaders while taking the time to serve others. They partner with Homes of Hope, a division of Youth With a Mission. The home builds are an amazing opportunity to bring together a group of employees and build a home for a deserving family in Tijuana or Ensenada, Mexico or the Dominican Republic.
Last month, Freije-RSC installed a new 650 ton chilled water system on top of the 12 story Landmark Building in downtown Indianapolis.
This system consists of two packaged air cooled 325 ton chillers, three based mounted circulation pumps mounted on one custom fabricated pump skid, four custom coil sections retrofitted within two existing custom built air handling penthouses, and all associated piping to distribute 1300 GPM chilled water system.
85% of the entire chilled water system was pre-fabricated prior to installation.
All distribution piping was pre-fabricated, set in place, and installed by crane. There was 0% re-work of the pre-fabricated piping.
More details in a new case study to come later this year.
Freije-RSC will host an exhibitor booth at the 2014 RETA National Conference in Atlanta, GA from November 4 – 7, 2014.
If you are planning to attend this year’s conference, please stop by and see us at Booth 208. Learn more about Freije-RSC’s industrial and commercial refrigeration design/install and service offerings.
The RETA annual conference brings members together from around the world to a venue that blends the excitement of the exhibit hall with the seriousness of the classroom and the fun of the social activities to create an extraordinary experience.
It is been a little over a year since Freije Engineered Solutions and RSC joined forces, and the result has been great for our customers.
“Our clients see that Freije-RSC has a truly unique offering with our integrated services geared toward supporting mission critical facilities nationwide. We provide engineering, service and installation services for industrial refrigeration, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work with one call,” says Mike Webster, president of Freije-RSC Engineered Solutions Company.
The company’s synergy and fast growth are showing on the bottom line. Net Profit is exceeding expectations for the company, and revenue has more than doubled in 2014. To support this growth they’ve created over 50 new
jobs and are continuing to look for talented professionals and tradesmen.
The result has given Freije-RSC the ability to take on larger more complex projects with faster turnaround.
“We take pride in the fact that we can self-perform most of the work on our projects,” says Webster. “Our goal is to provide an exceptional level of trust for our client’s mission critical facilities.”
“We have the flexibility in our service to meet our customer’s needs. We can provide engineering only contracts, to service only contracts, to full engineering, installation and service contracts, all based on what is right for our customers. We can support nationwide customers, or local customers,” says Webster.
“Our goal is to provide an exceptional level of trust for our client’s by safeguarding their productivity.”
In the past year, Freije-RSC has performed worked in over 30 states and is in the process of increasing their presence in the Mid-South with a new office in Tennessee.
Freije-RSC is continuing to build on its success. In the coming year, the company plans to continue to equip their field techs with new technology – including a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP). Freije-RSC’s goal is to provide the best in class customer experience. Webster says it is the company’s goal is to provide high-quality customer experience, in addition to their best-in-class service and installation programs.
Freije-RSC HVAC tech Nick Thacker recently won the Silver Medal at the 2014 Workforce Development Conference and National Craft Championships in Birmingham, AL. Nick was among 166 competitors for 11 crafts representing their various companies at the championships. Nick was sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky.
Also, a special congratulations to Nick for his win of the NCC Safety Award for HVAC.
Craft trainees and apprentices from across the country travel each year to compete for top honors in their chosen craft. For the competitors, the National Craft Championships allows them to demonstrate their superior skills, training and safe work practices. For the training sponsors, employers and ABC chapters, the NCC demonstrates a staunch commitment to the career path the construction industry offers.
Freije-RSC is proud to have Nick as a member of our HVAC tech team!