MSD’s Lead-Free Solder Training with Nibco

In the realm of plumbing and flow control solutions, continuous learning and adapting to eco-friendly practices are key to success and public safety. Recently, MSD had the privilege of partnering with NIBCO, a leader in the manufacture of flow control products, for an insightful training session on lead-free soldering. This event marked a significant step in our journey towards environmental responsibility and skill enhancement.

The Training Experience:
The focus of the session was to equip our team members with advanced skills and knowledge in soldering lead-free pipes and fittings. NIBCO’s expert instructors led a comprehensive training program, designed to elevate our team’s proficiency from a basic C level to an advanced A level within just a few hours. This rapid progress is a testament to both the quality of training provided by NIBCO and the dedication of our team members.

Why Lead-Free Matters:
The shift towards lead-free soldering in plumbing is more than a technical upgrade; it’s a commitment to public health and safety. Utilizing lead-free solder and flux in domestic water systems is critical in ensuring these systems remain safe and uncontaminated. This practice aligns with our company’s ethos of providing safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible plumbing solutions.

Gratitude and Looking Forward:
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to NIBCO for their partnership and for sharing their invaluable expertise with us. Such initiatives empower us to serve our clients and community better, ensuring we adhere to the highest standards of safety and health. This training was not just an opportunity to enhance skills but also a step towards creating a healthier, lead-free world.

We’re excited to implement these new skills in our upcoming projects, confident in the knowledge that we are contributing positively to public health and environmental safety. A huge thank you to Nibco for their unwavering dedication to creating a safer, healthier world.

Stay tuned for more updates on how we’re applying these new techniques in our work!

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WPAFB Sensors Lab

Wright-Patt Air Force Base sought contractors to renovate and add onto the Sensors Lab. The HVAC portion of the project was over $13 million.

  • MSD served as the Design Assist Contractor in conjunction with Heapy Engineering for this project. In collaborating with General Contractor, Butt Construction, MSD provided Design Assist solutions for the following:
    • A large, anechoic chamber
    • An outdoor range
    • Multiple, Class-100 clean rooms
    • A three-story office building addition with DCID 6-9 requirements on many of the rooms

WPAFB Chilled Water System

The chilled water system at a high-security building on the Air Force Base was undersized and unable to keep up with demand. The facility could not operate without chilled water due to the amount of information servers in the building, and the general nature of the building itself. The entire upgrade project would need to be completed with minimal shut down time at the building. HVAC portion of this project was over $3 million.

  • MSD worked in collaboration with Diaz Construction to complete the system upgrades on time and on budget with minimal shutdowns or disruption to the facility operations.

LJB, Inc.

LJB, Inc. was renovating their Miamisburg, OH office and wanted to incorporate energy-saving upgrades.

  • MSD provided Design Build services in tandem with Greensleeves Energy Solutions, a specialist in geothermal systems.
  • MSD and Greensleeves installed a new geothermal HVAC system with open and closed loops. In addition, MSD design and installed the plumbing portion of the renovation.