In 2017, AMR was recognized as a top area specialty contractor, as published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal!

We are honored to be recently nominated as a “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” business by Michigan’s Small Business Development Council. The SBDC of West Michigan has been an incredible resource for Advantage as well as for other small businesses.

WBE Certified

Advantage Mechanical-Refrigeration (AMR) is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

A/C System Installation- Madison, Wisconsin

We recently completed the installation portion of an air conditioning install project. This was an exciting project for us as we both self-performed and coordinated, as the prime contractor, a mechanical installation project in the beautiful city of Madison, Wisconsin. Two new air conditioning systems were installed for two existing air handling units for a six-story building in the downtown area. The objective of this project was to upgrade the current air conditioning system with modern and more efficient equipment.

A 100-ton crane removed the existing units and raised new 60-ton and 90-ton condensers into place.  As can be seen in the project video below, there was very little room for error when crane operators positioned the new units up and over the roof into the designated areas.

With the new units in place, the customer can expect greater energy savings and functionality. The new condensing units provide a much greater load capacity than what the previous units were capable of. Additionally, digital scroll compressors that are part of the condensing units improve efficiency as they operate at variable frequencies depending on load conditions. Lastly, the new system now allows for redundancy, meaning that if one of two compressors fail the AHU will continue to run until the faulty compressor is repaired or replaced, rather than the entire AHU shutting down.

AMR is proud of its team of project managers and technicians who worked closely together to overcome various obstacles that come with managing and performing a project out of state. The start-up of the system will be taking place in Spring of 2019.

You can see more videos like this under the Projects page on our website and on our company Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Annual Apprenticeship Contest

AMR had the pleasure to stop in and tour around at the Michigan Pipe Trades Association’s annual statewide apprenticeship contest at the West Michigan Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Service Trades Local 174’s Training Center.

Apprentices from around the state competed in various contest categories including: Plumbing, Pipefitting, Welding and Service Technician.

Training and developing new talent for the HVAC & Plumbing workforce is a vital necessity for our industry. Take a look at our short video below to see the equipment apprentices train on, and pass the word around to young men and women that may be interested in joining our industry!