NORWALK, Conn. -- EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its Heritage Mechanical Services Inc. subsidiary has been awarded a contract for the installation of storm water pumps at LaGuardia International Airport in Flushing, N.Y. LaGuardia is one of New York’s two major airports and one of the busiest airports in the U.S.
Heritage Mechanical Services will be the prime contractor for this project. It will be responsible for all aspects of work related to the replacement of two existing high capacity storm water pumps that have been in service for 40 years within a system of pump houses, pumping storm water that collects within the airport area during major rain storms, into nearby Bowery Bay. The replacement pumps will be high horsepower, high voltage submersible pumps, each capable of pumping 33,000 gallons per minute.
“We always say that ‘EMCOR touches millions of lives every day’, but a project like this for New York’s LaGuardia Airport really brings that statement to life and into focus,” commented Jeff Porrello, president and CEO of Heritage Mechanical. “I believe we can all appreciate the importance of water removal from an airport area during times of heavy downpour from a safety and an on-time departure standpoint. Heritage is very pleased to have been chosen to work on such a critical project.”