The Pulaski, New York headquarters for Fulton Companies recently took part in an expansion project, as the state-of-the-art facility utilized the latest products and technological advancements to help minimize energy consumption and electricity costs, according to Manufacturing.net.
"The $10.5 million expansion features production efficiencies that are already allowing for increased response to customer demands," Mark Hilton, Fulton’s vice president of manufacturing, told the news source. "The new facility will also provide the opportunity to expand Fulton’s product lines."
A new cooling system has been installed in the main offices and lobby, and several large rainwater-collection devices will be used to provide water to fixtures throughout the premises. The energy efficient nature of the technology was a motivating factor for the company, as electricity costs will be minimal, according to the news source.
The large facility will also use an in-floor radiant heating system throughout, as the massive warehouse will be heated by the technology during the cold winter months.
A radiant heating system works well in a large office or warehouse, as the technology allows for a more even distribution of heat than a conventional heating system. The temperature difference between the floor and ceiling is decreased dramatically because of the radiant technology, as it removes the possibility of parasitic heat loss by not using radiators, heating ducts and air vents.
The lack of these products also helps to eliminate the presence of many allergens and pollutants, helping to create a healthier working environment for employees. Conventional heating systems can pollute the air with dust and other contaminants because of gaps and cracks between the technology and the walls to which they are fixed.