MSMU Apprenticeship Challenge

TEAM MSD & Waker Plumbing competed in the MSMU (Mechanical Systems Mini University) Apprenticeship Challenge on Thursday June 2, 2022. Special Shoutout to MSMU Instructors  Randy Rose and Tim Evans on conducting this  environment where Apprentices were able to compete and showcase their skill sets.

The MSMU Apprenticeship Challenge consisted of Sheet Metal and Plumbing/Piping competitions.

The Sheet Metal crews were challenged with understanding Plans and Specifications, consisting of completing a sheet metal take-off, and creating an order form. Each Apprentice received a series of questions from the Judges. In the afternoon this crew was challenged with building sets. Throughout the day the Sheet Metal Apprentices were graded on Craftmanship and Accuracy!

The Plumbing/Piping crews received Plans, Specifications, submittals and were challenged with roughing in a bathroom carrier group serving a water closet and lavatory. These crews were graded on Accuracy and Craftmanship and air tests on domestic water and sanitary systems.

Special Shoutout to MSMU Instructors  Randy Rose and Tim Evans on creating this  environment where Apprentices were able to compete and showcase their amazing skill sets! We are so proud of the efforts put forth to make this event such a success! We would also like to give a special shout out to our Judges who volunteered their time to grade this competition! We would also like to thank Ferguson Enterprises Cole Manning for donating prizes for the winning groups!


Apply HERE: for our 2022-2023 Apprenticeship Program. Don’t miss this opportunity to get paid to LEARN!

Deadline: July 22, 2022


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.