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October 2023

Walking with Pride: MSD, Inc Shines at Light The Night Walk

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Cancer—the word alone sends shivers down our spines. The moment you or someone you love hears the words, “you have cancer,” a heavy darkness descends, enveloping your world in uncertainty and fear. It’s a moment no one should face alone, and that’s where the incredible community formed by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) comes in. Through their annual Light The Night Walk, LLS aims to turn those feelings of despair into hope, helplessness into empowerment, and loneliness into a sense of deep, community-driven connection.

We at MSD, Inc are not just proud but deeply honored to have been a sponsor for this transformative event. Here’s a look at our experience, what the event means to us, and why we believe it’s crucial for everyone to be a part of this life-changing initiative.

Be the Voice That Speaks Up
One of the key messages behind Light The Night is the power of collective action. When it comes to battling cancer, every voice matters. Your voice can be the one that advocates for more research, better treatment, and the eradication of the stigmas that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. At MSD, Inc, we want to be that voice, amplifying the mission and vision of LLS, and encouraging everyone to be outspoken advocates for this critical cause.

Be the Hand That Reaches Out
Beyond sponsorship, the MSD team members personally participated in the Light The Night Walk. We felt the undeniable energy, the sense of unity, and the collective determination to bring cancer to its knees. We reached out, both literally and figuratively, to patients, survivors, and family members who have been touched by leukemia, lymphoma, and other forms of cancer. Our team felt the impact that even the smallest gesture can have in brightening someone’s darkest days.

Be the Light That Cures Cancer
The main event—the walk itself—was an incredibly emotional experience. The lanterns illuminating the path symbolized the hope we carry for a brighter tomorrow, free from the darkness of cancer. MSD, Inc firmly believes in the transformative power of research and support, which are central pillars of LLS’s work. By participating in and sponsoring events like Light The Night, we aim to contribute to the research and development that will one day cure cancer.

Together, We Bring People Out of the Dark
Through our sponsorship and participation in the Light The Night Walk, we were reminded of the strength that comes from unity, the hope that comes from collective action, and the tangible changes that can happen when communities come together for a common cause.

Thank you to everyone who walked alongside us, who cheered from the sidelines, and who continue to support the fight against cancer in countless ways. Together, we can and will bring people out of the dark.

Join us next year, as we once again proudly participate in the Light The Night Walk, to continue shining a light on the path to a cancer-free world.

With hope and gratitude, The MSD, Inc Team

MSD, Inc. Walks in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

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This past weekend, on October 14, 2023, at 9:00 AM, the MSD, Inc. team gathered at the Day Air Ballpark, located at 220 N Patterson Blvd in Dayton, OH. It was a beautiful morning filled with purpose, as we walked together for a cause close to our hearts – breast cancer awareness.

At MSD, Inc., we take immense pride in our Give to Grow Community Involvement Program, and the annual breast cancer awareness walk is a cherished tradition. For years, we’ve been lacing up our sneakers and hitting the pavement, all in the name of hope and support for those affected by breast cancer.

The atmosphere at the Day Air Ballpark was brimming with positivity and solidarity. Team MSD, Inc. showed up with our signature enthusiasm, donning pink ribbons and shirts that symbolized our commitment to this important cause. As we embarked on our walk, we carried not only our collective determination but also the hope of making a difference.

The walk itself was a memorable experience, with team members, family, and friends joining in. We walked not just for ourselves, but for our loved ones, friends, and countless others whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Each step we took represented a pledge of support, a gesture of empathy, and a promise of awareness.

Though our blog post is short, our message is profound. Breast cancer awareness is not just a month-long campaign for us; it’s a year-round commitment. We believe in the power of unity, compassion, and education to combat this disease and offer hope to those facing it.

As we wrapped up our walk, we couldn’t help but reflect on the importance of coming together as a community to create positive change. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to breast cancer awareness, and we look forward to continuing this tradition in the years to come.

Thank you for joining us on this meaningful journey. Together, we can make a difference, one step at a time.

Don’t Miss the November 3rd Deadline for the Ohio Security Grant (OSG)

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Your Safety, Our Priority

Hello to all our valued clients and community members in Ohio! At MSD Technologies, we understand that the safety and security of your facilities and associates are non-negotiable. With rising security concerns, it’s more crucial than ever to be proactive rather than reactive. That’s why we are thrilled to remind you of the fast-approaching deadline for the Ohio Security Grant (OSG), which is November 3rd, 2023.

Who Can Benefit?

We specialize in delivering state-of-the-art security solutions catered to Ohio nonprofit organizations, houses of worship, chartered nonpublic schools, and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) licensed preschools.

What We Offer

Here’s a quick rundown of our top-notch security offerings:

  • Video Surveillance Systems: Utilize advanced IP network cameras with AI analytics including facial recognition, line crossing, and license plate reading technology.
  • Security Alarms: Benefit from customized alarm systems that include intrusion sensors for doors and windows, as well as motion, acoustic, seismic, and thermal sensors.
  • Access Control Systems: Control who goes in and out of your facility with our comprehensive solutions like reinforced doors and personnel credential systems.
  • High-intensity Lighting: Illuminate important areas of your premises to deter potential security risks.
  • Vehicle Identification: We also offer decals and transponders for easy vehicle identification.

Financial Guidance

Budget constraints? No worries. Our Technology team is here to offer detailed cost estimations to help you plan your security upgrades without breaking the bank.

Grant Opportunities

If the financial aspect of upgrading your security system is a concern, you might be eligible for the Preparedness Grants from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA). The deadline to apply for this grant is November 3rd, 2023. We can assist you through the grant application process to help you secure this funding. For more details, you can visit Ohio EMA Preparedness Grants.

Next Steps?

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to secure your organization. We’re more than willing to discuss your unique needs and tailor our services accordingly. Are you free for a quick call or meeting next week?

Schedule a meeting with Austin Renwick – Technology Specialist

Schedule a meeting with Heather Fish – Lead Generation Specialist 

Time is ticking! The deadline for the Ohio Security Grant (OSG) is just around the corner. We’re committed to helping your organization become as safe and secure as possible.

Please let us know how you’d like to proceed. Your safety is our utmost priority.

MSD Technologies: Fire Alarm Monitoring Systems

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At MSD Technologies, we know that the safety of your commercial or industrial property is a non-negotiable requirement. Specializing in advanced fire alarm systems, we’re here to make sure your property is as secure as possible. We’re delighted to extend our offerings to the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus Ohio areas, especially after the recent acquisition of B&G Technologies in December 2022.

Why Fire Alarm Monitoring Systems are Crucial

Fire alarms are essential for any comprehensive fire safety strategy. They are your first line of defense in case of a fire, providing early warnings that can save lives and property. But to fully leverage this safety measure, a robust fire alarm monitoring system is key.

Let Us Help You Make the Right Choice

With a plethora of brands and features to choose from, selecting the right fire alarm system can be overwhelming. That’s where we come in. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, considering factors such as the size of your property, the nature of your business, and your specific security requirements. We’ll help you decide between the advanced technology of Residieo (Honeywell), the reliability of Silent Knight, or the specialized capabilities of brands like CDVI, HikVision, and Acti.

Our Comprehensive Capabilities

  • 24-Hour Professional Monitoring –  Our UL listed and FM approved monitoring center provides round-the-clock vigilance, ensuring immediate response the moment your fire alarm is activated.
  • System Consultation, Installation, and Inspections – Whether it’s the enterprise-level scalability of Residieo (Honeywell) systems, or the reliable infrastructure of Silent Knight, we offer customized solutions tailored for your property. Regular inspections ensure that these systems continue to work at peak performance.
  • Cell Back-up Capabilities – Don’t worry about phone line failures or interruptions. With backup options from brands like DSC, you can rest assured that your property is continuously monitored.
  • Web-Enabled Systems – Brands like CDVI and HikVision offer state-of-the-art web-enabled fire alarm systems, allowing you to have full control over your settings and user permissions, right from your web browser.

Industry-Leading Partnerships

We’ve meticulously selected our partners to bring you the highest quality fire alarm systems. Whether it’s the cutting-edge technology of Residieo (Honeywell) and Silent Knight, the reliability of DSC, or the advanced capabilities of CDVI, HikVision, and Acti, you can trust that your fire alarm system is top-of-the-line.

Tailored to Your Specific Needs

No two properties are the same, and we get that. That’s why we work closely with you to understand your specific needs. We offer a full spectrum of fire alarm solutions from brands like Speco, known for their user-friendly designs, to ensure you receive a tailored service that gives you complete peace of mind.

Unwavering Customer Support

We’re not just about selling products; we’re about building lasting relationships. Our team is always ready to support you, addressing any queries or issues promptly and efficiently.

There’s no compromising when it comes to fire safety. With MSD Technologies and our partnerships with industry-leading brands like Residieo (Honeywell), CDVI, Silent Knight, Speco, DSC, HikVision, and Acti, you’re not just getting a product—you’re investing in a safety solution.

Don’t hesitate to take the next step in safeguarding your property. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and discover the peace of mind that a state-of-the-art fire alarm monitoring system can offer you. We look forward to working with you!

How MSD, Inc Energy Audits Can Help Your Facility Save Money

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Winter is right around the corner, and with cooler weather comes the prospect of rising energy costs. But what if you could keep those costs in check, or even reduce them? It’s not a pipe dream; it’s a possibility when you partner with MSD, Inc.’s Energy Services Team.

Why Should You Care About Energy Audits?

Approximately 30% of a facility’s operating budget is spent on energy, and guess what? The lion’s share of that consumption is devoured by HVAC and lighting systems. So, whether you’re the owner of a manufacturing plant or the manager of a commercial office building, taking control of your energy usage is a surefire way to improve your bottom line.

A Three-Tiered, Client-Centric Approach

Our team at MSD uses a three-tiered, client-centric approach that focuses on Targeted Modernization & Optimization (TM&O), Energy Conservation Measure Implementation, and Customized Maintenance Programs.

Targeted Modernization & Optimization (TM&O)

The first step is identifying those energy-guzzling systems that are draining your operational and maintenance budgets. After conducting a detailed evaluation of your facility’s systems and energy usage data, we outline appropriate Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) tailored to eliminate waste. And guess what? We don’t just stop at identifying the problems; we take it a step further by providing a high-level project scope, estimated budget, and even the ROI for each ECM proposed.

Energy Conservation Measure Implementation

Once you’ve selected the ECMs that align with your budget and goals, it’s time to turn those plans into reality. Our team will provide firm, fixed quotes for the engineering, design, and installation of HVAC, Building Automation, Electrical, and Lighting systems. We work hand-in-hand with you from concept through completion to ensure the project is delivered on-time and within budget.

Customized Maintenance Programs

The savings don’t just stop after the initial project; they continue with proper planned maintenance. Without it, normal wear and tear will degrade your systems over time. That’s where our Customized Maintenance Programs come in. Designed to fit your specific needs and budget, our flexible programs will keep your facility operating at peak efficiency, extending the life of your investment.

It’s More Than Just Savings

While the financial benefits are undeniable, there’s more to it than that. Reducing your facility’s energy consumption doesn’t just save you money; it also helps protect the environment and reduces your company’s carbon footprint. Sustainability is not just a buzzword; it’s a business imperative in today’s world.

Take The First Step Today

Are you ready to unlock the energy-saving potential of your facility? Contact the MSD Energy Services Team today for a free initial consultation. Let’s start a conversation about how we can help you save money and make a positive environmental impact.

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Don’t let another winter pass by without maximizing your energy efficiency and savings. Partner with MSD and experience the difference today!

Unleash Your Potential: Join the Team at MSD, Inc.

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A Pathway to Success

Looking to jump-start your career, hone your skills, or make a difference in your community? MSD, Inc. is not just another job opportunity; it’s a platform to build your vision of the future. At MSD, we believe in empowering you to exceed your personal and professional goals while contributing positively to society.

Who We Are

MSD specializes in designing, installing, and servicing complex mechanical systems across various locations. As a rapidly expanding organization, we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, skilled tradesmen, support staff, and professionals to join our incredible team. Our workplace culture is committed to growth, and as a part of that commitment, we provide opportunities for skill enhancement through training and apprenticeship programs.

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

Team-Oriented Atmosphere

We believe that the best results come from a collaborative effort. At MSD, you’re not just a cog in the machine; you’re a valued member of a team that’s actively shaping the future of the industry.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits

Recognizing your value is one of our core tenets. That’s why we offer competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package, including:

  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Skills Training through Apprenticeship Programs
  • Community Service Opportunities – Give to Grow
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401(k) Program/Profit Sharing
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Appeal/Uniform Program

Available Positions

We have an array of job roles to fit various skills and experiences:

  • Apprenticeship Coordinator
  • Service Solution Specialist
  • Plumbing Foreman
  • Plumbing Journeyman Licensed
  • HVAC Controls System Programmer
  • Electrician
  • Fire & Security Technician
  • HVAC/R Service Technician
  • Service Plumbing
  • Service Plumber
  • Sheet Metal Foreman
  • Sheet Metal Journeyman
  • Special Projects Installer
  • Driver

Take The Next Step

If you’re ambitious, relationship-focused, and ready to take your career to new heights, we would love to hear from you. Let MSD be your partner in achieving personal and professional success.

Ready to make the leap? Apply Now

Unleash your potential and become a part of a company that values your dreams as much as you do. Join the MSD family today and help us build better communities for a better tomorrow.


Why Regular Drain Cleaning is Essential for Facility Management

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Our team is genuinely committed to ensuring the optimal performance of your facility’s drainage systems, and we’ve got the tech to back it up. Here’s why regular maintenance shouldn’t be overlooked.

Cost-Efficiency and Longevity

One of the core values that drive us is providing accurate and cost-efficient solutions. Drain problems can be a significant burden, both in terms of time and resources. A well-maintained drainage system not only performs better but also has a longer lifespan, saving you the costs associated with frequent repairs or replacements.

Cutting-Edge Technology

We’ve made substantial investments in the latest drain technology, aiming for nothing less than top-notch service. Let’s delve into a few:

  • High-Pressure Water Jetting – This green tech uses water—just water—to clear out even the most stubborn blockages in large drains. It’s so efficient that in many cases, we can restore your drains to “like new” conditions. For smaller applications, we offer mini high-pressure water jetting as well.
  • Digital Drain Imaging and 3D Location – Our technicians use digital color CCD imaging and a 6-channel tracker to pinpoint the exact issue plaguing your drainage system. You get a visual representation of the problem, eliminating all guesswork.
  • High Horsepower Cable Machines – The highest horsepower cable machines in the industry are at our disposal to tackle the toughest jobs, saving you both time and money.

Tailored Solutions for Unique Problems

Every business is different, and so are the demands on its drainage systems. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Whether it’s general cable cleaning to cut through debris or hydro-jetting to clean the system walls, we’ve got you covered.

Prompt and Professional Service

Time is money, especially when drainage issues bring your operations to a halt. Our response team is quick and professional, aiming to get you back in business ASAP.

Scheduled Maintenance Programs

For those who are particularly concerned about “up-time,” we offer custom-tailored, scheduled maintenance programs. These programs are designed to keep your drainage system running smoothly, giving you peace of mind and preventing costly shutdowns.


Maintaining your facility’s drainage system is non-negotiable for effective facility management. At MSD, Inc., we’re here to provide the best service using the latest technology. Don’t wait for an emergency to take action. A well-maintained drainage system is an efficient one, and we’re here to help you achieve just that.

5 Benefits of VDC Coordination in Facility Services

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As the construction landscape continuously evolves, it’s essential to adopt state-of-the-art technologies that enhance project outcomes while reducing operational friction. At MSD, Inc., our Virtual Design Construction (VDC) Coordination Group specializes in turning your facility dreams into reality, providing a wealth of advantages in the process. Here, we’ll explore the top five benefits of utilizing VDC Coordination for your facility services.

1. Precise 3D Models for Accurate Implementation

Our VDC Group utilizes Revit technology, paired with real-world materials and equipment from our custom libraries, to create highly accurate 3D models of mechanical systems. These models showcase every single component within your building plans, ensuring that all systems are properly spaced for optimal facility access.

2. Streamlined Sheet Metal Manufacturing

Our sheet metal manufacturing process is meticulously designed to minimize inefficiencies. Starting with design load calculations and proceeding to cost estimates, we ensure that all sheet metal components fit perfectly into the 3D building model. This allows us to coordinate effectively with you and other trades, ensuring that every piece is accounted for and fits perfectly into the overall architectural plan. Our team then electronically submits the file to our in-house sheet metal shop for manufacturing, in line with the project schedule.

3. Efficient Plumbing & Piping Fabrication

Much like our approach to sheet metal, our plumbing and piping fabrication process is a well-oiled machine. Through a combination of design calculations, size estimations, and cost analyses, we make sure that all components are perfectly incorporated into the Plumbing & Piping 3D building models. This ensures a streamlined fabrication process, allowing us to work orders by pipe types, building areas, and system assemblies directly from our virtual models.

4. Real-Time Collaboration and Coordination

Our VDC models can be uploaded into existing architectural and structural models, offering a collaborative approach that ensures all elements fit perfectly during construction. This provides you, the owner, and all associated trades an opportunity to work cohesively, making necessary adjustments in real-time to guarantee a seamless building process.

5. Long-Term Asset

Once construction is complete, our 3D models don’t just disappear—they serve as a lasting resource. These models are available electronically for field installation throughout the project and can be accessed by the owner post-turnover, offering a long-term facility management asset that can be invaluable for future modifications or expansions.

Transforming Your Dreams Into Reality

Our VDC Coordination Group is committed to delivering top-tier service that goes beyond mere construction; we aim to be a committed partner in transforming your facility dreams into a concrete reality. By utilizing our expertly crafted 3D models and collaborative approach, we make your facility construction smoother, more efficient, and tailored to meet both your short and long-term needs.

Interested in leveraging these benefits for your next project? Let’s talk and make those dreams a reality. Contact us to learn more about how MSD, Inc.’s VDC Coordination can take your project to the next level.

Re-Introducing EnVision: Revolutionizing Transparency in Facility Services

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At MSD, we understand that working with Service providers can sometimes be a frustrating experience, especially when you’re unsure about the details of the work being done and the value you’re receiving. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce EnVision, our revolutionary cloud-based photo and video communication platform designed with you, our valued client, in mind. With EnVision, we’re redefining transparency and ensuring that you’re always in the know about every aspect of your facility.

For 35+ years, MSD has been a trusted family-owned business known for delivering top-quality work, exceptional service, and unwavering integrity. We take pride in offering a wide range of facility services, assuring we proactively protect our clients mechanical assets, allowing their focus to be on their core business.

Our custom EnVision platform provides our clients with the transparency they deserve. Our custom-built software allows our team to provide our clients with real-time videos and photos directly to the preferred communication channels, be it text messages, emails, or service tickets within our custom app. We strive for our clients to see exactly what our technicians see, empowering our clients with a deeper understanding and confidence in the work preformed.

Imagine being able to virtually walk through the summary of our findings, see equipment status updates, and receive necessary recommendations in real-time. With EnVision, our clients have access to all this information at their fingertips, ensuring that they’re fully informed every step of the way. The convenience of receiving real-time updates and documented repairs or maintenance brings clarity and peace of mind, giving clients the confidence that everything has been completed to their satisfaction.

Our custom based EnVision platform goes beyond just transparency—it’s about streamlining communication and providing clients with an exceptional experience. Our platform combines audio and visual elements with detailed equipment manuals and specifications, creating a comprehensive database accessible through a personalized web link. It’s all about making complex information more accessible and ensuring availability to the insights that allow for informed decisions to be made.

EnVision also leverages cutting-edge technology to optimize efficiency and enhance our service to our clientele. This platform utilizes Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, allowing us to gather comprehensive data with a single photo. This data is then utilized by our skilled technicians and back-office staff to swiftly address any issues and seize potential solutions that will enhance the facility infrastructure.

But what truly sets EnVision apart is its ability to tell the story of your facility through photos and transcribed videos. We believe that visual evidence is a powerful tool in facilitating clear communication. It allows us to showcase the progress, highlight key details, and provide our clients with a deeper understanding of the work being done. It’s not just about transparency; it’s about building trust and fostering collaboration with our valued clients.

At MSD, our team has always been committed to delivering exceptional results and exceeding client expectations. EnVision is the embodiment of that commitment. It’s a testament to our dedication to providing our clientele with the highest level of transparency, outstanding service, and quality work. Our goal is to empower clients with real-time updates, comprehensive documentation, and enhanced communication, so clients can have complete confidence in the services we provide.

Join us on this exciting journey of transparency and collaboration. Experience the EnVision difference and discover how it can transform your experience working with facility service providers. Contact us today to learn more and embrace a new era of transparency in facility services.

What is Commercial Plumbing and Why Your Facility Needs MSD, Inc.

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In a world increasingly focused on public health and sustainability, the role of commercial plumbing can’t be overstated. This may seem like an odd statement. After all, when people think of plumbing, they often conjure images of a home’s sink or toilet. But what about the plumbing systems in office buildings, factories, and public spaces? Those are more than a few pipes and a water main; they are intricate systems that require specialized care, and that’s where commercial plumbing comes in.

What is Commercial Plumbing?

Commercial plumbing is the design, installation, and maintenance of plumbing systems in commercial settings. Unlike residential plumbing, which deals with simpler systems in homes, commercial plumbing is vastly more complex due to the increased scope and scale. It involves larger piping, specialized solutions, and a greater number of fixtures, often requiring adherence to rigorous safety codes and regulations. This complexity means that skilled expertise is essential. And that’s where we, at MSD, Inc., come into the picture.

Why Choose MSD, Inc.?

Unparalleled Expertise

Our team at MSD, Inc. is dedicated to designing, installing, and maintaining your facility’s plumbing systems to the highest standards. With a comprehensive evaluation of your existing services, we understand your current needs and future plans. That’s why our engineering team produces detailed documents—SD (Schematic Design), DD (Design Documents), CD (Construction Documents), and IFC (Issued for Construction) stamped permit drawings. These are not just for our records but for client and local jurisdiction/permit approval as well.

Range of Services

We specialize in a vast array of services that cover all your plumbing needs—from simple faucet replacements and backflow preventer certifications to complex custom-designed plumbing and industrial piping systems. Be it water jetting, plumbing snake work, or drain cleaning, we’ve got you covered.

Prompt and Efficient

Time is money, and we understand that better than anyone. Our team is committed to delivering top-quality plumbing solutions safely, on time, and within budget. In the unfortunate event of a plumbing emergency, we’re also available 24/7/365 to tackle any issues, minimizing your downtime and inconvenience.

Environmentally Responsible

We help you establish responsible environmental practices. This not only benefits your company’s image but also contributes to sustainable living. Our proactive approach aims to save energy and resources, a win-win for both the planet and your bottom line.

The Cost of Neglect

Ignoring your commercial plumbing system until problems arise can lead to costly repairs and operational interruptions, affecting your business significantly. Regular maintenance and checks can mitigate such risks and ensure your plumbing system is efficient, effective, and in line with industry codes.

What’s Next?

Your facility’s plumbing system isn’t just a set of pipes and fixtures—it’s an integral part of your business that impacts employee wellbeing, operational efficiency, and even customer satisfaction. With MSD, Inc., you have a reliable partner committed to ensuring that your plumbing systems are not just functional but optimized for your specific needs.

So why wait for a problem to manifest? Get ahead of the curve. Reach out to Team MSD, Inc. today and let us help you elevate your commercial plumbing game. Your business, and everyone in it, will thank you.