Case study on Fire Protection System

Saturday, May, 27, 2017 by Piping Systems Inc

Categories: Uncategorized

North Atlantic Corp. (NAC) is a distributor and manufacturer of windows, doors, kitchens, stairs, millwork and commercial openings.  Their manufacturing facility is located in Somerset, MA.  Piping Systems, Inc. has had the pleasure of serving NAC as a client since October 2004.   Just recently, we were contracted to design and installed an extra hazard fire protection system for a new addition onto the main building to be used manufacturing and storage.  The addition consists of two levels, ... [Read More...]

Benjamin Moore & Co. - Process Piping

Wednesday, Mar, 29, 2017 by Piping Systems Inc

Categories: Blog

  CUSTOMER Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is one of the leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial maintenance paints.When it comes to premium paints and stains for your home, Benjamin Moore has set the standard for excellence. They manufacture their own resins and proprietary Gennex® colorants, which deliver superior performance and application properties in every product. They remain committed to the vision of their founder, Benjamin ... [Read More...]

Facilitator Magazine Byline Piping Systems Codes and Guidelines

Tuesday, Dec, 13, 2016 by Piping Systems Inc

Categories: Blog

When consumers visit a restaurant, most, if not all, are more concerned with what types of food will be available, how long it will take to get their order and even what they may be doing after their meal. For restaurant facility management professionals, the day to day machinations of how their facility is working to ensure a smooth operation each day, while staying within the local, state and even federal guidelines, for restaurant management can be a daunting task. Piping Systems, Inc., an ... [Read More...]

Gregory Brewer, Safety Coordinator: Saving Lives Through Safety and Prevention

Wednesday, Nov, 16, 2016 by Pauline Lally

Categories: Blog

“I clean up after the horse.” That’s how Gregory Brewer, Safety Coordinator at Piping Systems, Inc. (PSI), describes his daily responsibilities. In reality, it’s much more important and heroic than that. His job is to respond to emergencies and take care of them, as quickly as possible. “When it’s an emergency, no matter what, even if it’s a new customer and it’s an emergency, we go out of our way to take care of it. It’s that simple.” What constitutes a typical emergency? Plumbing, toilets, ... [Read More...]

Gary Babcock, Project Manager: Pleasing Customers One Challenge at a Time

Wednesday, Nov, 16, 2016 by Pauline Lally

Categories: Blog

[audio mp3=""] Whether it’s an “easy” hydronic project or a complicated high pressure steam line welding job, Gary Babcock says the one thing he always tells his crew foremen is, “Expect challenges, and always be at the top of your game.” This requires a fair amount of ESP. Or what Gary calls pre-planning. “We work in clean rooms, like hospital operating rooms, for example. They’ll shut down for you for the day. Besides ... [Read More...]

How to Enhance Your Facility Management

Tuesday, Nov, 15, 2016 by JD Sizemore

Categories: Blog, facility management, Piping News, Piping Systems Inc., PSI, enhance facility management

At Piping Systems, Inc., we are all about customer service and doing whatever it takes to make our customers not just satisfied, but happy with their service from Piping Systems, Inc. We are constantly learning and expanding our knowledge in areas we think will be helpful to our clients as well. One of the areas we have identified is improving the management practices within our facility. As a component of this, this blog is designed to share our ideas on how to enhance your own facility ... [Read More...]

Jason Taylor, VP of Operations: Advice for Keeping a Job on Task

Monday, Nov, 14, 2016 by Pauline Lally

Categories: Blog

“We won’t let you down.” Meet Jason Taylor, V.P. of Operations. His job is to make sure your project always stays on budget and on time–even when his crew encounters obstacles, has multiple sub-contractors on site, or experiences architectural roadblocks. That’s because Piping System Inc.’s strength is project management, according to Taylor. “PSI’s owner (and Taylor’s boss), Pauline Lally is an accountant by trade. She’s big into the numbers. So we constantly track labor,” he says. Taylor says ... [Read More...]

Michael Moreira, Design and Estimating Pro: Supporting American Manufacturers

Friday, Nov, 11, 2016 by Pauline Lally

Categories: Blog

“As you can tell, I’m America first.” Michael Moreira is the design and estimating pro at Piping Systems, Inc. He has a soft spot for American manufacturers, the company’s primary customer base. His desire to help domestic manufacturers started decades ago while he was an automobile mechanic. “There were some plants that would take the machinery out, put it overseas. I said, ‘This is crazy.’ Over 40 years it’s been going on.” Now, he helps American manufacturers in a different way: design ... [Read More...]

Rack Storage with Solid Shelving: Can ESFR Sprinklers be used?

Tuesday, Oct, 11, 2016 by JD Sizemore

Categories: Blog, ESFR Sprinklers, Fire protection, National Fire Protection Agency, PSI, Rack Storage, Solid Shelving, Sprinkler system inspections

Rack storage fire protection in warehouses and large storage facilities is a huge concern, and for good reason. If there is a fire in a large warehouse with millions of dollars of inventory stored on an extensive system of shelving and racks, there is a lot to lose. Not only can it be costly to replace inventory, the building itself can be severely damaged and workers can be exposed to many dangers if a fire were to spread. This is why there are rules and regulations regarding the installation ... [Read More...]

Piping Systems Inc. Promotes Gary Babcock to Project Manager

Friday, Sep, 30, 2016 by JD Sizemore

Categories: Massachusetts, News, Piping News, Piping Systems Inc., Promotion, PSI, Rhode Island, Uncategorized

Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island piping solutions provider promotes 20 year employee and former foreman to assistant project manager Promoted to assistant project manager for Piping Systems Inc., Gary Babcock will oversee planning, coordination and execution of multiple client projects from start to finish. ASSONET, Mass. – September 30, 2016 – Piping Systems, Inc. (PSI), a leading mechanical contractor and piping solutions provider in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has ... [Read More...]