Happy New Year!
Wishing all our friends, colleagues, and clients around the world a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year.
Swanson Rink is thrilled the new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility at Casper/Natrona County International Airport is online and operational. Our team provided design for the training fuel storage, burner fuel delivery systems, and control system for this 100% diesel fuel ARFF facility.
Today, Casper/Natrona International Airport held a ceremony to dedicate its new $9.3 million state-of-the-art Airport Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF). Casper is among only a few airports in the western U.S. with facilities to train first responders responsible for extinguishing aircraft fires. All commercial airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration to have trained ARFF personnel on-site and they must receive training annually.
Unlike other recently constructed ARFF facilities, the new Casper facility will continue to employ a diesel fuel system, which is the most similar in character and nature to jet fuel. The fueling systems, designed by Swanson Rink, allow for burns to be customized based on the needs of the first-responder training. This includes flexibility to adjust for varying amounts of fuel to simulating responses for different zones of the aircraft, from cockpit fires to auxiliary power unit fires in the tail, in addition to providing training opportunities for exterior engine and wheel fires. Learn more about our aviation expertise and services here.
Swanson Rink celebrated 70 years in business in 2019 and in order to keep the celebration going, is giving back to the next generation of engineers. Swanson Rink has established a $25,000 Endowed Scholarship at the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. Check out this article for more information.
In 2015, One Wilshire was considered the most highly connected internet point in the western US, according to Fortune Magazine. Undersea cables allow one-third of Internet traffic from the US to Asia to pass through the building. Check out this video to learn more – One Wilshire Case Study
In 2015, One Wilshire was considered the most highly connected internet point in the western US, according to Fortune Magazine. Undersea cables allow one-third of Internet traffic from the US to Asia to pass through the building. Swanson Rink President, Gary Orazio, will co-present as a panelist at 7×24 Exchange’s 2019 Fall Conference in Phoenix, AZ on October 30.
The case study will tell the story of how the critical infrastructure in this 53-year-old carrier hotel with 664,000 SF located in the heart of LA has been transformed with a new state of the art 4,000-ton cooling solution and 20MW of new critical power.
Swanson Rink employees had a great time viewing the eclipse. One of our engineers got some great photos as well.
Check it all out here: Eclipse Party.pdf
Swanson Rink hosted their fourth annual fundraiser, but first ever Olympics fundraising event, on Thursday, June 17, 2016, raising over $4,000 for their Swanson Rink Superior Standards Scholarship fund benefitting the Volunteers of America’s Bannock Youth Center. An additional $1,600 was donated in raffle prizes from area donors. There were eight teams that participated in the Olympics games and over 50 attendees in total. Games included a timed puzzle, standing long jump, paper airplane throwing contest, putt-putt golf and darts.
Each year the Bannock Youth Center helps disadvantaged youth as well as their young children become independent, contributing members of society. Swanson Rink will continue their triumph of changing lives for the better with the Swanson Rink scholarship fund, permitting those in need to attend trade school or college. Over the past several years, Swanson Rink has helped to provide childcare, wellness classes, Life Skills coaching, Youth Recognition and holiday parties, as well as a remodel to the Bannock Youth Center facility.
Ever dreamed of competing in the Olympics? Now’s your chance! We are hosting our inaugural Olympics fundraiser on Thursday, June 16th from 5-7pm at Swanson Rink’s office!
Teams of 4-8 can register for $200 to participate in our office pentathlon to support Swanson Rink’s Superior Standards Scholarship for the Volunteers of America’s Bannock Youth Center! If you are interested in attending the happy hour only, and not participating in the games, you may register for a $25 donation.
If you have any questions or you are interested in participating in this event please contact Sam Leuck at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303.832.2666.
Swanson Rink’s Phoenix office participated in the Support Sky Harbor Coalition Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday morning. The Coalition organizes community cleanups twice a year around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and allows the use of their tools for other organizations to conduct their own cleanup projects throughout the year. To learn more about this great organization, check out their website: http://supportskyharbor.com/
Thank you so much to all the firms that participated in Swanson Rink’s kickball tournament last weekend! We raised over $2000 for our VOA BYC Superior Standards Scholarship foundation, and a great time was had by all.
The Bannock Youth Center is operated by Volunteers of America, a non-profit organization in Denver, CO, committed to helping disadvantaged youth, as well as their young children, become independent, contributing members of society. The youth served are formerly homeless and very low income and would be unable to attend trade school or college without scholarship assistance.
A big thank you to the all the teams that participated. We had several teams join us for the 3rd year which included RJM Construction, Mortenson Construction, VOA, Snitches Get Stitches, Saunders Construction, Braconier, Whiting Turner, SetPointSystems, Bowman and multiple teams formed from Swanson Rink’s friends, families, and employees.
Finally, congratulations to the winning team, Snitches get Stiches! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s tournament!