Sioux Chief announced its supply, drainage, and support products have been selected for installation in the new Mercy Hospital Joplin, which replaces the previous St. John's Mercy Medical Center, destroyed on May 22, 2011, by an EF-5 tornado that devastated a large portion of Joplin. The new medical facility is expected to be complete in 2015.
U.S. Engineering, the mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC contractor for the new hospital project, selected Sioux Chief's rough plumbing products as a primary source for the facility's supply, drainage, and support installation needs. U.S. Engineering will install thousands of Sioux Chief products including hundreds of water hammer arresters, Stub Outs, OxBox access boxes, support brackets and nearly one thousand Sioux Chief FinishLine drains and cleanouts in the new 424 bed facility.
“We're careful to examine true costs so that even when Sioux Chief's products cost more in some cases than its competitor's we still know we will save money.” said U.S. Engineering, plumbing superintendent, Clint Morgan. “That's because of the significant reduction of installation time. It's labor savings.”
“Sioux Chief's product design eliminates a lot of time and effort so my team members spend far less time on the initial installation. For example, the FinishLine drain and clean-out system adjusts before and after the pour; that's a real game changer for us,” Morgan said.
“On a project of this magnitude, the advantage of using the FinishLine is that the strainer tops stay off the job during construction saving on breakage and cleaning.