Brian Zampell Receives API 936 Certification

NEWBURYPORT, MA, USA – AUGUST 9, 2013 – ZAMPELL COMPANIES – As part of Zampell’s growth into the petrochemical marketplace and Zampell’s increased focus on opportunities in the Gulf Coast, Brian Zampell recently received his API 936 Refractory Personnel Certification from the American Petroleum Institute (API).

The API 936 program is focused primarily on quality assurance for refractory applications in the field by providing a systematic approach to both field and laboratory inspection and testing of refractory materials. The program also provides a third party certification for individuals who intend to provide refractory inspection services.

While most contracts in the petrochemical marketplace require an independent and unbiased third party inspector on projects, Zampell believes that by having this certification it will ensure unity between its quality procedures on every job with the expectations of its customers.

Brian Zampell was quoted as saying, “I believe this certification is another tool in the toolbox for Zampell. It unifies our procedures with the third party inspectors and the customer. The API 936 helps Zampell stand out above competition by showing our technical dedication to quality and the petrochemical market.”

In order to continue the communication of the standards as defined by the API 936, Zampell will continue to send technical personnel from within its organization to also achieve this certification. Zampell believes that this will help to continue its growth in petrochemical work and also facilitate improved quality assurance practices overall. Zampell believes that collaborative learning from multiple industry resources in multiple markets increases the versatility and adaptability of its employees. This allows Zampell to sustain added value for its many customers.

For more information on the API 936, please visit www.api.org.

Zampell is a merit shop service organization that is chiefly involved with the engineering and construction of refractories and insulation within the industrial sector. It is a family-owned business that was established in 1966 and continues to grow due to its core value of quality craftsmanship. Zampell has branch offices in Massachusetts (headquarters), Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and Oregon. For more information on the Zampell family of companies please visit their website at www.zampell.com or by phone at 1-877-ZAMPELL.

Zampell Opens a West Coast Office in Portland, OR

PORTLAND, OR, USA – AUGUST 6, 2013 – ZAMPELL COMPANIES – With the recent hiring of Richard Quintana as the Sr. Construction Manager, Zampell is proud to say it is providing refractory services from coast to coast in the United States. Richard has a significant amount of experience with many of the traditional Zampell industries served including power and heating boilers, recovery boilers, biomass boilers, wood dryers, landfill flares, thermal oxidizers, and especially furnaces and incinerators.

Rich’s background in furnaces, especially heat treating furnaces for the purpose of manufacturing aircraft engine parts, is consistent with the same origins of Zampell itself. Zampell’s founder, Thomas J. Zampell, built the reputation of Zampell on quality craftsmanship by originally focusing on the many furnaces utilized at GE in Lynn, MA. These furnaces had intricate components and brickwork for managing heat on a variety of parts utilized in aircraft engines and other critical components.

Rich also participated in one of the first tile installation projects in the United States in partnership with Carborundum at Stanislaus Resource Recovery Facility in Crows Landing, California. This is also consistent with the history of Zampell given the company’s long dedication to Waste-to-Energy dating back to 1975 in Saugus, Massachusetts.

Zampell is excited about the potential opportunities on the West Coast and continuing to diversify its geographic presence in the refractory industry.

Zampell is a merit shop service organization that is chiefly involved with the engineering and construction of refractories and insulation within the industrial sector. It is a family-owned business that was established in 1966 and continues to grow due to its core value of quality craftsmanship. Zampell has branch offices in Massachusetts (headquarters), Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and Oregon. For more information on the Zampell family of companies please visit their website at www.zampell.com or by phone at 1-877-ZAMPELL.