At the Donjon Dry Dock in Erie, PA, we replaced the 20” and 48” discharge piping on four pumps as well as four valves. All of the piping was fabricated in the fab shop of the Wm. T. Spaeder Company.
This video demonstrates how we are using the Wachs cold cutting machine, also called an “air cutter,” to cut 48″ pipes. The Wachs cutter produces clean, accurate cuts that are ideal for welding. Steamfitters Apprentice Eric Holcomb talks about the overall process.
The task of designing, fabricating, and installing the elaborate infrastructure for the new Erie Insurance Office Building fell to Wm. T. Spaeder Company, a family-owned and operated western Pennsylvania mechanical contractor.
Plumbing foreman, Josh Estes, speaks about the work we are doing at the new Holiday Inn on Peach Street in Erie.
Sr. VDC Coordinator, Frankie Davis Jr., was invited to participate in Revizto’s “Hardhat Huddle” webinar series. In this webinar, Frankie discussed how Spaeder uses Revizto to help coordinate projects with different trades.
In the video above, we interview two Steamfitters apprentices working at Wm. T. Spaeder, Jared Szczesny and Mark Holcomb. Here they give us a firsthand look at both about the apprenticeship program as well as their goals for the future.