September 30 Southland Industries update: Mechanical room equipment, cooling towers passivated, chilled water system insulation
Roughing in systems on Levels 1 to 4, connecting equipment in main mechanical rooms, North and West clinics near completion, cooling towers being passivated, chilled water system getting insulation.
As of Sept. 30, 2013:
- Currently roughing in systems on Levels 1 to 4 in the hospital and are connecting equipment in the two main mechanical rooms of the hospital.
- The North and West clinics are nearing rough in completion and drywall will begin shortly.
- The cooling towers are being passivated in the CUP and the chilled water system is getting final insulation.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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