ESI rental division relocates to Cartersville
by Matt Shinall
Aug 09, 2012 | 1752 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Engineering and construction firm ESI Inc. of Tennessee recently relocated a specialty division to Bartow County.

ESI Rental Boilers made the move earlier this month from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Cartersville, filling an existing building just off State Route 20.

“We are excited to begin building a home for our rental fleet,” ESI spokesman Jay Garrett stated in a press release. “Bartow County has a business-friendly environment, and our new maintenance and storage facility at [Interstate] 75 exit 290 is very convenient to ESI’s Kennesaw headquarters.”

ESI Operations Manager Doug White explained the business of boiler rental. Plants and factories needing temporary power supply for heavy equipment rent boilers to keep operations up and running during times of change or duress.

“We rent trailer-mounted boilers. We ship them out to different types of industries — carpet mills, paper mills,” White said. “We also rent water treatment systems — deaerators and water softeners.

“They’re used for scheduled plant shutdowns. They’re used in emergency situations when the permanent boiler or water treatment system is down, and sometimes, they’ll use a rental boiler for supplemental heat in the winter.”

With corporate offices in Kennesaw, the rental division of ESI was brought to Cartersville to reduce travel for routine maintenence on equipment. Each time a boiler or water treatment system returns from a project, which could range from several weeks to several years, the unit is cleaned and overhauled for preventative maintenance. Currently two of the six trailer-mounted boilers are at the Cartersville facility for maintenance and are awaiting burner modification to meet stricter environmental guidelines.

Two field service engineers have relocated to the office and one new hire has been made, but more jobs are expected to be created as ESI Rental Boilers plans for future growth. In the next five years, the company expects to double the size of its rental fleet with the addition of smaller units. Currently, the boilers in use by ESI can be transported by trailer. Smaller units would better serve a larger number of potential clients, including carpet mills in the north Georgia area.

“Our market has changed a lot over the years. Paper mills are having a tough time and textile mills are moving to South America,” White said. “So we’re having to redefine our target market and have found a demand for smaller units.”

ESI Rental Boilers also has plans to add service, repair and fabrication capabilities to their Cartersville shop to meet the need of local industries currently seeking outside help.

“In this area, there is not a whole lot of service and repair options. Now, they have to bring in people for repairs,” White said. “The repair work on this equipment requires certain certifications and knowledge and there just aren’t many certified in this area to make repairs. With our extensive knowledge and experience, that service will be beneficial to area companies, including Shaw and other plants.”

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