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"The project was handled in a manner that always made you aware of your value as the customer. Jim (Lipten project manager) responded to all inquiries in a prompt and extremely professional manner. You could always sense that he was concerned about doing everything within his power to keep the project moving and the customer happy. John (Lipten site supervisor) did an outstanding job of coordinating the work in the field. He made the necessary contacts to get clarification for any questions that arose in a timely manner and was always in contact with the key players needed to keep the project moving. I’m pleased to be closing out my career with the State of Pennsylvania having had the opportunity to see a project of this magnitude completed without the ever familiar delays that typically occur within the layers of the State Government decision making process."

—Michael McGrath, Allentown State Hospital


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Lipten Joint Venture Awarded Powerhouse Upgrade Project at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

WIXOM, Michigan, February 28, 2012 -- Lipten announced today that it was awarded a contract, as part of a joint venture with The Walsh Group, for major renovations to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) North Central Utility plant. The project involves the replacement of four watertube steam boilers with four new firetube boilers. The project also entails new water treatment systems, a new underground fuel storage tank and building HVAC modifications.

The project is expected to yield considerable energy savings for the airport primarily due to the provision of: (1) boilers sized to better match steam demand, (2) more efficient boilers and (3) improved control systems. Also, the systems’ safety and reliability will be improved with the replacement of older, now obsolete equipment. Further, Low emission boiler technology will result in lower emissions.

"The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) procurement process is very thorough. The award of this contract proves Lipten’s ability to provide the highest value energy solutions in an intensely competitive environment," said James Spencer, president and CEO of Lipten. Jim Marshall, Vice President of Operations at Lipten Company, added, “We are very enthused to be working on another project with the WCAA and our joint venture partner, The Walsh Group. Lipten’s steam cycle expertise and Walsh’s general construction excellence provide great value to our many clients.”

As always, Lipten and their partners intend to rely on local sourcing of equipment and labor when practical. Local sourcing provides knowledgeable tradesmen and a boost to the local economy. Whether the jobsite is in Michigan, Illinois, Texas or any other state, Lipten’s focus on local sourcing is a key component to supporting the communities where they work.

About The Walsh Group:

The Walsh Group is a Chicago-based general contracting, construction management, and design-build firm founded in 1898. Walsh is recognized as one of the nation’s top 20 contractors according to Engineering News-Record. The firm has experience with a wide variety of building, civil, and transportation sectors. The Walsh Group has invested over $450 Million in capital equipment and regularly employs over 5,000 people.

About Lipten Company:

Lipten Company is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) firm that specializes in Central Energy Plant (CEP) General Contracting. Lipten provides steam generation, power generation, chilled water systems, compressed air systems, water treatment systems, controls and related Energy Center equipment and services. Lipten’s level of support can vary from an advisory role to complete turn-key facility construction. Services include: design, engineering, drafting (CAD), equipment specifications, procurement, installation, construction management, site audits, start-up, operator training and maintenance.

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