Heat Stress Safety Week

Heat Stress Safety Week

Early June is Heat Stress Focus Week at Wm. T. Spaeder. In this article, we discuss some of the issues we encounter when dealing with warmer weather and how being cognizant of these issues and taking the necessary precautions can protect us from needless incidences.

Legionella & Maintaining Healthy Water Systems

Legionella & Maintaining Healthy Water Systems

If you own or manage a business property, it is vital to educate yourself on what Legionella is, how to test for it, and the best ways to control it.  Wm. T. Spaeder’s Water Treatment department is equipped to help you take the proper steps to ensure your water systems are properly maintained and Legionella free.

Silica Safety – The Basics

Silica Safety – The Basics

Although silica has been generated for years in construction and through that time has always been dangerous, only recently have studies been able to confirm that exposure to respirable silica is having effects on our workforce.

Furnace Tips:  Simple Cost Saving Solutions

Furnace Tips: Simple Cost Saving Solutions

While many people know Wm. T. Spaeder for its commercial and industrial work, we also have an active Residential Service Department cognizant of home owner needs.  We put together a quick list of tips that you can do over the winter months to help cut down on expenses and ensure that you have a “healthy” HVAC system.

Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

The leaves may still be falling, but brings us closer to our old friend, Old Man Winter. The decreasing temperatures will lead to icy conditions outside. Sometimes, you may find that ice trying to sneak its way into your home and cause thousands of dollars of water damage.

Wm. T. Spaeder Co. – Over One Hundred Years

Wm. T. Spaeder Co. – Over One Hundred Years

The Wm. T. Spaeder Company has been a family run business since the early 1900’s.  From this time, we’ve seen many changes in the economy and innovations in construction technology.  We’ve continued to grow and expand, adapting, learning and thriving on the challenges that come with all the turns and twists of the industry within which we work. 

Skid Design & Pre-Fabrication for Georgia Power Plant

Skid Design & Pre-Fabrication for Georgia Power Plant

In late 2018, Wm.T. Spaeder was contracted by a water treatment design firm to design and fabricate thirteen (13) unique equipment skids for a large power plant in Georgia. This power plant was in the process of decommissioning their settling ponds and replacing them with a new wastewater treatment system to treat flue gas desulfurization (FGD) waste as mandated by new EPA regulations and these skids will become part of that complex treatment process.

Wm. T. Spaeder & New Health Industry Expansions in Erie, PA

Wm. T. Spaeder & New Health Industry Expansions in Erie, PA

With the upcoming health insurance split-up between Highmark and UPMC, both Allegheny Health Network and UPMC has taken steps to update their facilities. Our company was happy to contribute our services to the various plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection work at each facility including the Allegheny Health Network East Side Health & Wellness Pavilion, AHN St. Vincent Hospital and UPMC Hamot.