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a day at lochinvar...

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Kal Row
Kal Row Member Posts: 1,520
me, Moses, Paul, Matt. And Jerry just spent the day at Lochinvar proceeding tomorrow's “knight” school, meeting with with all the big players at Lochinvar.

this company really has it together, i am not easily impressed, but they got me!!!, and all the little nitpicking we ever had about the knights, are being fixed and then some, y'all will be very pleased - they listened and have already take action!!!

It's been a long day with the early flight out of NYC, and all, so, as they say in the local vernacular, good night y'all

kal

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  • Kal Row
    Kal Row Member Posts: 1,520
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    I have a little life rule..

    When you check out a company, first check out their bathrooms, it they are spotless at all times, then the company know how to sweat the details, well at Lochinvar it’s really shows, even on the manufacturing floor, from the fresh and air conditioned air to the neatness and cleanliness of the whole shop, you can eat off the floor

    that's all folks, i'm off to "knight" school
    Heat_n_CT
  • Paul Rohrs_7
    Paul Rohrs_7 Member Posts: 173
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    Just in

    Flight landed a little while ago.

    Excellent training at Lochinvar. If you plan on installing a Knight, Ernie Chase gives an EXCELLENT presentation on programming the Knight at truly defines Setpoint, Offset, and Differential. I believe it will change peoples mindsets about setback. Great job Ernie.

    The only thing that didn't surprise me was the consistant high standard that Lochinvar has. Gracious bunch the lot of them. They are so concerned about not sacrificing quality for quantity, people should give them a look. (Tom Vallett has a great sense of humor as well.)


    I met Kal and Moses. OY! I truly enjoyed their company along with Jerry Katz.

    I didn't really hear ALL of Kal's qualifications but his CAD drawings, understanding of hydronics, and being a pilot makes him a "Triple-Threat" (Ala Austin Powers)

    Knight boiler improvements and constant tweaking really top the list with engineering, production, and QC. Very impressive group.



    Regards,

    PR



  • Dave_4
    Dave_4 Member Posts: 1,405
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    > Flight landed a little while ago.

    >

    > Excellent

    > training at Lochinvar. If you plan on installing

    > a Knight, Ernie Chase gives an EXCELLENT

    > presentation on programming the Knight at truly

    > defines Setpoint, Offset, and Differential. I

    > believe it will change peoples mindsets about

    > setback. Great job Ernie.

    >

    > The only thing that

    > didn't surprise me was the consistant high

    > standard that Lochinvar has. Gracious bunch the

    > lot of them. They are so concerned about not

    > sacrificing quality for quantity, people should

    > give them a look. (Tom Vallett has a great sense

    > of humor as well.)

    >

    > I met Kal and Moses. OY!

    > I truly enjoyed their company along with Jerry

    > Katz.

    >

    > I didn't really hear ALL of Kal's

    > qualifications but his CAD drawings,

    > understanding of hydronics, and being a pilot

    > makes him a "Triple-Threat" (Ala Austin

    > Powers)

    >

    > Knight boiler improvements and

    > constant tweaking really top the list with

    > engineering, production, and QC. Very impressive

    > group.

    >

    >

    >

    > Regards,

    >

    > PR



  • Moses
    Moses Member Posts: 93
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    A Day At Lochinvar...........

    Tahnk Paul for that kind words.

    Boy! Where do we start?

    Paul, I hope your landing experiance was better than ours.
    We had a FOUR Hour delay to land in LGA, then they told us to land in JFK. We took a cab home, on the way we had a blow-out, by now it was already 1:00 AM, finaly I arrived home 2:00 AM, but that did not over-shadowed our experiance that we had at Lochinvar.

    As Paul stated, the entire staff, from Tom Vallett, Mike Lahti, Mike Younky and so on.......make you fell like "friends that you have never MET.."

    A great company to be associated with!

    Moses
  • kal_2
    kal_2 Member Posts: 60
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    and i thought my passport picture was bad ;)

  • kal_2
    kal_2 Member Posts: 60
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    a few \"wow\"'s ...

    "happy employees build happy boilers and happy boilers build happy customers" - this was the response i got when i asked how come the macufacturing was was so clean, bright, organized, and so well air conditiond - that it was even cool near the ovens that cure the glass linings on their tanks - and trust me it was hot outside!!

    another "wow" was the copper finn machine - they dont press copper fins onto the tubes of the copper fin stuff - but rather they machine fins out of an extrealmy thick walled copper tube - talk about kew-el!!
  • Larry (from OSHA)
    Larry (from OSHA) Member Posts: 717
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    is there any chance

    that we can identify these happy people? I've got to imagine that some are factory guys and some are You. So..........

    Larry
  • Paul Rohrs_7
    Paul Rohrs_7 Member Posts: 173
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    Here goes

    Picture 1086 from left to right:
    Kal, Matt Jarchow, Me (Paul), Moses, Mike Juhnke, Jerry Katz (front right)

    picture 1093 from Left:

    Mike Lahti VP of Sales for Lochinvar, Moses, Kal, Jerry Katz, Mike Juhnke - Product Manager for Lochinvar.

    Good people. Lochinvar is a Family held business with Bill, Jeff, and Tom Vallett. I really wish you could meet them.

    Both Mike Juhnke and Mike Lahti will give you the shirt off their back. It's why they have no nice shirts except for the Lochinvar attire they sport.

    Regards,

    PR
  • Stirling Boston
    Stirling Boston Member Posts: 33
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    and thanks to you as well!

    Kal, Moses, Jerry, Paul & Matt

    We really enjoyed having you visit us this week and were glad that you enjoyed the trip.

    I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your time and feedback on the Knight. You guys really impressed us with your knowledge. We also really enjoyed seeing the photos and hearing about the many challenging projects that you have encountered.

    Best regards,

    Stirling
    Stirling
  • SVDW
    SVDW Member Posts: 80
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    So did they make you memorize the Lochinvar poem? ;) We were down there a couple weeks ago for a sizing & application school & it was a great experience. They have really thought of everything; excellent training facility, wonderful people, great presentation. Did you see the sheet metal cutting machine that can cut a paperclip out of a huge sheet of steel? Walking around that plant will impress anyone; nothing out of place, clean & well organized. If any of you have a chance to go you will not be disappointed!
  • Dave_4
    Dave_4 Member Posts: 1,405
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    one of the coolest things i saw...

    Answered a long time question i always had, how come, with glass line tanks, which have the huge subsections, pre-glass-lined and baked, why don’t they die forthwith, at, say, the tank dome’s edge seam?

    They had the answer for me, with a cut-away tank, where I could feel the inside of the seam and the glass lining was smooth and complete, at the seam, not magic!, science!, the inside edge is formed in a way where it collects extra glass, and the intense heat from the automatic seam welder re-flows and hence re-seals the glass – KEW-EL!!!

    They make those monster tanks for Bradford White and those giant electric water heaters you need a ladder to get to the controls – it’s amazing that a company that has so perfected the old technology, was not afraid, to embrace the new technology that’s in the knight boiler – truly remarkable
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