LEED O+M: Existing Buildings v3 - LEED 2009
LEED Silver 2016
PowerSeal Pipeline Products was formed in 1985 when assets of the Special Products Division of the Clow Corporation were purchased by Edward J. Powers, a Vice President and 25-year employee of Clow.
The headquarters and its manufacturing facility were located at 1619 Eastside Drive, Wichita Falls, Texas, from 1985 until the year 2002 when the entire operation moved into our current location at 701 Pleasant View Drive, Wichita Falls, Texas, having outgrown our old location.
PowerSeal employees on average 85 people engaged in the design, sale, and manufacturing of a complete line of pipeline accessories and tools. The end products are used primarily by fluid and gas distribution, construction industries for the repair, maintenance, and new construction of potable water and sanitary sewer lines, irrigation lines, natural gas lines, and oil gathering lines.
About our LEED project
Our single story, 41,517-square-foot project building was originally constructed in 1957 and had been the home of Gates Rubber Corporation, the worlds largest non-tire rubber company, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. PowerSeal acquired the building in 2002 after Gates vacated this location. After renovation of the office space and some renovation in the plant area, we moved our entire operation into this building.
The current Owner and President of PowerSeal, Mr. Patrick F. Powers, has always had a concern not only for the safety and health of his employees, but also for the ecological footprint that PowerSeal will leave on our environment during the lifetime of our company. PowerSeal immediately planted over 100 trees around our project building. We also have a community garden shared by all PowerSeal employees.
The severe drought over the last several years in north Texas, especially here in Wichita Falls, played a role in PowerSeal looking at ways to conserve water as our city was placed under Stage Five Drought Conditions. This drew our attention to more ways we could reduce the consumption of water and energy. These are the beginning factors that led PowerSeal to become LEED certified.
PowerSeal wishes to implement ideas that are new to this part of the country in conserving water and energy, recycling, and in reducing the amount of waste we generate and put into our landfill. We are also excited to explore new ideas such as wind and solar power and green-roofing. By achieving LEED Silver certification, we have shown our dedication to reducing energy consumption and improving the ecological footprint for future generations.