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“Schwan’s Company and construction crews used an unconventional way to install its climate control systems on the new expansion at its pizza plant in Salina.

On Saturday and Sunday, they used helicopters to lift more than 50 heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units onto the roof of the new facility, according to a media release from the company.

“Due to the size of both the building and the HVAC units, using helicopters was the safest and most efficient way to install the units,” said Salina’s Senior Director of Manufacturing Chris Wiseman, adding that on smaller projects, cranes would be used.

The HVAC units, some of which weigh more than 17,000 pounds, will be used for heating, cooling and humidity control of the facility.”

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For many commercial HVAC systems, a sophisticated lift system is used to move and raise those units to rooftops. Using helicopters seems like a very expensive and unconventional method to place such systems on the rooftops of buildings. However, at 17,000 pounds per HVAC unit, safety is a great concern and if helicopters are what it takes to complete the job than proper credit is deserved.

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