Construction will always be the backbone of the US economy. Over 2016 investments in both residential and industrial construction projects have increased. As reshoring strikes a chord with manufacturers and the country is slowly released from the grip of the recession, both mechanical and industrial contractors will play a more important role than ever before in helping the market grow.
Who are Mechanical Contractors & How Do They Contribute to the Economy?
According to the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, mechanical contracting companies are responsible for installation, alteration, and repair of plumbing, piping, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems in buildings and structures. A mechanical contractor is licensed and skilled to handle anything involving mechanical parts.
The fact that we owe modern amenities like regulated temperatures, clean breathing air, sanitary surroundings and effective drainage to mechanical contractors is something that most people are aware of. But these workers also save millions of dollars every year by performing their jobs well and ensuring that the units which define our modern life and productivity function optimally.
HVAC systems that aren’t installed or repaired properly lose their efficiency. They consume more energy to maintain a given output and increasing the demand for electricity. It may seem like a trivial issue when considered in the context of one residence. But imagine the same happening for thousands of homes and large industrial sites and the implications become clear.
The US loses billions of gallons of potable water every year because of poor sanitary systems and infrastructure. Money is squandered when defective drains allow moisture to seep through and adversely impact roofs and foundations of structures making collapses more likely.
A lot rests on the shoulders of mechanical contractors who apply their knowledge to enhance the longevity and proper utilization of valuable economic assets.
Who are Industrial Contractors & Where do They Figure?
Industrial contractors oversee key tasks within the industrial sector. They manage workers, guide mechanical contractors, supervise construction and demolition and budget projects.
They are not only responsible for keeping construction assignments on time and within estimated costs, they also determine the success of mechanical contractors to some extent. Since the selection, priming and support of these individuals are the domain of industrial contractors, their preparation and know-how is always reflected in the performance of their mechanical counterparts.
2017 will continue to see a spike in residential and commercial construction endeavors. The new government is aiming for a bullish market and the pay-offs will trickle down to positively influence purchase power. Both mechanical and industrial contractors will need to leverage their skills to support and perpetuate the business boom.
Caylor Industrial Sales Inc. is a full-service industrial supplier of valves, fittings, and pipe & tube hangers. We work in close collaboration with contractors throughout the industry.
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