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  • EGI in Attendance for Dave Barnaby's 70th Birthday Celebration

    KINGSTON, Jamaica—On May 22, 2022, Equipment Group International ‘s General Manager, Joey Brock and his son, Blake, had the pleasure of attending Mr. Dave Barnaby’s 70th Birthday Celebration at the Caymanas Golf & Country Club. The entertaining evening was filled with authentic Jamaican food, music, dancing, and genuine company. Over 100 guests including family, friends and colleagues were in attendance to celebrate a milestone for a remarkable man—who is full of life beyond measure. In 1983, Dave founded Barnaby Engineering & Testing Services, Ltd. For nearly 40 years, Barnaby has provided continuous engineering services to the Industrial sectors of Jamaica. Since 2016, Barnaby Engineering & Testing Services, Ltd. has been an active distributor for EGI. Dave and his team have helped various clients with supplying tooling & equipment, and additionally, engineering and field services. Dave served as President of the Jamaica Institutions of Engineers and remains an active member. In addition to his tenured experience, Dave’s infectious and upbeat personality has rewarded him an accumulation of friends and colleagues within every corner of Jamaica.

  • EGI Sponsors Hole #13 at the Annual March of Dimes Golf Tournament

    Sponsorship advocates to raise awareness in the prevention of maternal and infantry health risks. GONZALES, Louisiana— On May 17th and 18th, TotalEnergies & Refining USA, Carville Styrenics Site hosted their 26th Annual March of Dimes Golf Tournament at Pelican Point Golf & Country Club in Gonzales, Louisiana. The 2-day tournament supported the March of Dimes campaign, Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW). March of Dimes (MoD) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for the prevention of infant birth defects and mortality. Through conductive research, MoD helps mothers and those of childbearing age in the assistance of carrying a full-term pregnancy. Over the last 80 years, March of Dimes has focused on building a legacy that aids in the overall improvement and prevention of maternal and infantry health risks. Through the HBWW campaign, the MoD chapter-led partnerships provide high-quality, field-tested education materials to women of childbearing age with accurate and relevant health information. Johnson & Johnson has also been a continuous supporter of HBWW for nearly 10 years. In 2021, MoD provided educational programs and materials to more than 50,000 families and individuals. Their team of Volunteers raised $500,000 in over 250 DIY (do-it-yourself) fundraisers. Additionally in 2021, the organization held its largest fundraiser, March for Babies: A Mother of A Movement, which raised an upwards of $23 million— completely virtual! On May 13, 2022, March of Dimes announced their partnership with the WNBA New York Liberty to advocate the maternal and infant health crisis. Equipment Group International is eager to continue sponsorship opportunities and grow industry connections across the nation. Read more on the March of Dimes’ mission and upcoming events at www.marchofdimes.org. Learn more about our products and services at www.equipmentgroup.com. ###

  • Proper tool training saves money, time, headaches

    Since 1993, Equipment Group International (EGI) has been supplying heat exchanger tools, associated rental supplies and consultation services for construction and maintenance of heat transfer equipment. Awaiting market recovery, the pandemic allowed EGI to develop internalized initiatives. EGI began assisting clients’ onboarding processes by developing a standardized curriculum to equip individuals with confidence and knowledge for field success. Industrial facilities and contractors currently face a shortage of properly trained labor. As a result of COVID-19, the pandemic ushered droves of people to exit the industrial maintenance arena; many seeking career stability and long-term predictability – outside of the industry. This void resulted in a tremendous amount of tribal knowledge and expertise that became unavailable to bestow upon the succeeding labor generation. With this persistent issue, it is crucial that industries address this shortfall by providing necessary guidance and training. The labor force of today and tomorrow is not unintelligent – simply unfamiliar with their new industry, surrounding and techniques. Educational initiatives One crucial business component is simultaneously a difficult one: people – most importantly, trained, confident and motivated people. Materials, inventory, time, and money are relatively easy to organize. People, however, are the most valuable and difficult asset to acquire and maintain for longevity in a contracting organization. Completed in fall 2020, EGI constructed both a classroom and lab for demonstrations and training courses. These additions allow for a quiet, comfortable environment to provide proper instruction with hands-on application. Classes focus on retubing heat exchangers: tube testing, plugging, removal, and rolling techniques. Prior to offering training courses, concerns regarding worker competence included communication errors, incorrect tool usage and poor application. Individuals in the field lacked general familiarity with heat transfer equipment. EGI’s training capitalizes on breaking down terms and language into simple concepts. Fundamental Training Recognizing this, a portion of the training was organized on important parameters and key pieces of information. These parameters were essential to communicate to produce successful project development. Regardless of the proposed activity, a project walkthrough generally requires the following unit specific characteristics: outside diameter, tube wall thickness (welded or seamless), alloy specification, tube sheet thickness, and tube sheet material. Primary course material focuses on accurate tool selection and the proper approach to a repair. Secondary factors include straight vs. U-bent configurations, environment evaluation, available utilities, and identifying potential obstructions. EGI is also the largest stocking distributor of Curtiss-Wright EST Group’s global product line, Pop-A-Plug®. To ensure proper sizing, selection and installation of Curtiss-Wright EST Group’s Pop-A-Plug®, training is provided by a certified Curtiss-Wright EST Group instructor. Proactive practice Emphasizing complete and accurate information during initial project stages greatly improves the result. Classes begin with a general overview of heat exchangers, their configurations and specific design terminology. Starting from the beginning, modules show the progression of a typical “retube” job emphasizing weld removal processes, tooling types and various approaches. In the same fashion, tube cutting and associated retubing steps are addressed. A substantial portion of time is also dedicated to the tube wall reduction formula ensuring participants’ understanding of importance and relevance. Finally, the spacious lab area grants students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience to pull, roll, trim, and cut tubes. Repetition and Q/A result in sensible project development which are refined as one gains field experience. Upon course completion, participants receive a certificate of achievement relative to the completed course. To book a class, visit www.equipmentgroup.com or call (800) 341-0577.

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