HVAC for State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility and Offices

Century Mechanical Solutions partnered with KZF Design and Oswald Construction to expand Zumbiel’s Kentucky facility.

Meet Our Customer: Zumbiel Packaging

MakeUp Air Unit (MAU) - Packaging Company Warehouse

Make-Up Air Unit Installation

Zumbiel Packaging is one of the largest privately owned paperboard packaging companies in the United States. The company’s two facilities in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky include more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment.

The Challenge: Provide Cost Effective Heating and Cooling

Zumbiel has a 180,000 square-foot plant plus an office on two stories with (30) individual offices, (2) open cubicle areas, a large break room, conference rooms, work rooms and IT spaces. To provide cost-effective heating and cooling, calculations were performed to select zones and adequately size equipment.

Our Solution: HVAC System and Digital Controls Installation

Century contributed through the installation of HVAC for the manufacturing space addition as well as the 31,500 square-foot office build out. Century installed (12) package rooftops, (1) energy recovery ventilator and digital ASI controls.

Zumbiel’s manufacturing expansion included (3) custom air handlers and (2) humidifiers for a tightly controlled temperature and humidity area, (4) direct-fired make-up air units and (2) split systems for heating and cooling. For dual purpose, (30) exhaust fans and (17) wall louvers were installed. These provide comfort ventilation in summer months as well as fulfill code requirements for smoke removal.

A CO detection system was provided because of the propane forklifts used to lift paper rolls inside the facility. Sensors were installed to activate the exhaust fans in the event of detection of CO levels in excess of code standards. Century also provided natural gas piping and digital ASI controls.

The manufacturing space and the offices are tied together. These can be accessed through the same user interface personalized for Zumbiel staff. The ASI controls make the decision to bring in outside air (OA) for mechanical cooling as needed.

What Our Customer Says

 ”I’ve worked with many mechanical contractors and Century Mechanical Solutions stands out above the rest,” says Chuck Ponder, Zumbiel’s maintenance engineering manager.

“Tom Lienhart (Century Mechanical Solution’s president) is very passionate about what he does and that shows. He would have all the backup documentation and really knows what he is doing,” Ponder says. “They’re all tech people, well versed, and also very pleasant to work with. That’s rare for mechanical contractors.”