Cooling Tower Services

When it comes to cooling tower services, we believe that having a cooling tower specialist that can cover all your cooling tower needs is the best option. That’s why we work so hard to offer a full range of cooling tower services. We offer four basic types of cooling tower services that cover almost any […]

Cooling Tower Fill

If you’ve never worked in a cooling tower you might be tempted to think that the heart of a water cooling tower is the water. While the purpose of a cooling tower revolves around water, the true heart of any cooling tower is the fill. Fill, or wet deck or surface, is a medium used […]

Drift Eliminators for Cooling Towers

When it comes to efficient cooling tower operation, drift eliminators are a vital part of maintaining a highly efficient cooling tower. To minimize the loss of water from drift, any water droplets that escape into the cooling tower discharge air, drift eliminators are employed in all types of cooling towers. Typically drift eliminators provide multi […]

Cooling Tower Fundamentals: The Evolution of Wooden Cooling Towers

Cooling tower construction has evolved over time as environmental concerns and new materials have become available. Although FRP is now the preferred building material, the transition from wood cooling towers to more durable materials is an interesting journey beginning with redwood construction. The Beginning: Wooden Cooling Towers     At the very beginning of cooling tower […]

Cooling Tower Fundamentals: Cold Weather Operations and Components

In our last cooling tower fundamentals post we covered some of the basic cooling tower components. In this cooling tower fundamentals article we will discuss the remaining basic cooling tower components and how cooling towers handle cold weather operations. Cold Weather Operations The most important factor is to learn to identify your own individual needs […]

Cooling Tower Fundamentals: Typical Cooling Tower Components

In our last two posts we’ve covered what makes a cooling tower work and the basic types of cooling towers. We’ve touched on some of the basic cooling tower components in our last post, but in this cooling tower fundamentals post we’d like to dig a little bit deeper into the parts that make up […]

Cooling Tower Fundamentals: Cooling Tower Types

All cooling towers are designed to remove waste heat from water and transfer it to the atmosphere, but there are a lot of ways to accomplish this task. Cooling towers can be categorized in a number of different ways, because there are so many differences between cooling towers.  For our purposes, we will cover three […]

Cooling Tower Fundamentals: Thermal Characteristics

What Makes a Cooling Tower Work? Let’s start with the most basic example of the principles behind a cooling tower; sweat. When the human body gets too hot and needs to shed excess heat, it begins to sweat. The sweat then evaporates and creates a cooling effect over the surface of the skin, which lowers […]

Cooling Tower Manufacturer Midwest Cooling Towers Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Chickasha, OK based manufacturing company supplies cooling tower components and custom fiberglass products. Chickasha, OK – August 2012 – Midwest Cooling Towers, a company that designs, manufactures, installs, and services cooling tower systems and other custom fiberglass products celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary this month. Since its founding, Midwest Cooling Towers has delivered cooling tower […]

Cooling Tower Maintenance in Freezing Weather

As winter approaches, it seems prudent to cover some of the basics of cooling tower cold weather and freezing weather operations. This is especially important with counterflow towers because special procedures are required to minimize ice formation within a counterflow cooling tower when it is operated at or below freezing temperatures.  Otherwise, ice forms on […]

Now Hiring: Join Our Cooling Tower Manufacturers Team

Midwest Cooling Towers, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned manufacturer and supplier of components to over 85 U.S. cooling tower companies and contractors and more than 110 international companies the world over. Our world headquarters and over 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing facilities are located in Chickasha, just southwest of Oklahoma City, OK. Right now we […]

What is a Cooling Tower?

It may seem like a simple question, but sometimes we all need a review of the basics. So, What is a Cooling Tower? A cooling tower is a piece of equipment that extracts waste heat to the atmosphere when air is brought into direct contact with water. This process is termed evaporative cooling and is […]

Introducing Noel Ogle and Sherrie Franklin to Midwest Cooling Towers Component Sales

Midwest Cooling Towers would like to introduce Noel Ogle.  Noel has accepted a position in the Component Sales Department replacing Tom Faulkner, who has accepted a position in the Estimating and Tower Inspections Department. Noel has been in manufacturing for over 30 years, and has been with Midwest Cooling Towers over the past 5 years. […]

Gende Named New Tower Sales Manager of Midwest Cooling Towers

Midwest Towers, Inc., Chickasha, OK, announces the selection of Joe Gende as New Tower Sales Manager. Gende will service customers and direct Midwest Towers’ new tower sales and marketing efforts throughout North America and the world from his office in Houston, Texas. Following completion of engineering school in 1988, Joe spent ten years in the […]

Component Sales Department Changes at Midwest Cooling Towers

There have been some changes in the Component Sales Department at Midwest Cooling Towers over the past couple of weeks. Tom Faulkner has accepted a new position within our organization in the Estimating/Inspection Department. Noel Ogle will be replacing Tom in the Component Sales Department. Click on this link to view a PDF document providing […]

Midwest Cooling Towers Welcomes Back Darryl Miller

Midwest Cooling Towers, Inc., Chickasha, OK, welcomes back Darryl Miller to the position of sales engineer for the western region. Miller will work with Midwest Cooling Towers’ customers and projects along the west coast and other areas within the region. Darryl is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. […]

Midwest Cooling Towers Moves Kansas City Area Offices

As of March 29, 2012 Midwest Cooling Towers is moving their Kansas City area offices. Please update the contact information you have. The phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. The new address: 2307 NW South Outer Road Suite 102 Blue Springs, MO 64015 Phone: 816 228 6556 Fax: 816 228 6496 Midwest […]

Midwest Cooling Towers Names Southeastern Regional Sales Manager

Midwest Cooling Towers, Inc., Chickasha, OK, announces the promotion of Al Brown to the position of Southeastern Regional Sales Manager. Brown will direct Midwest Cooling Towers’ new tower, repair and aftermarket sales and marketing efforts in the southeast from his office in Florida. Brown is a graduate of University of South Florida. He is a […]

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Midwest Cooling Towers Rebuilds a Tired Power Plant Cooling Tower

Challenge Rebuild and refurbish a tired and unsafe 44-year old two-cell wood cooling tower located at a midwestern municipal power plant. Solution Midwest Cooling Towers was contacted to inspect the cooling tower and found it in bad shape. In the ensuing six years, an explosion at a nearby industrial plant further damaged the cooling tower. […]

Midwest Cooling Towers Rapidly Completes Cooling Tower Reconstruction

Challenge Demolish an existing approximately 35-year old 10-cell wood cooling tower located at a Midwestern power plant and erect a new 10-cell fiberglass cooling tower on the existing concrete basin within a tight six-week outage window. Solution Midwest Cooling Towers took on the challenge. We managed five subcontractors, logistically working side-by-side with each other and […]

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Employee Owners Drive Midwest’s Success

Midwest Cooling Towers, Inc., one of the leaders in cooling tower design and manufacturing, this year celebrates three years of successful 100% employee ownership. Midwest Cooling Towers became 100% employee-owned October 26, 2007, when the majority stockholders sold their shares to the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP.) The landmark stock transfer capped a summer-long […]

Efficient Cooling Tower Demolition and Crossflow Tower Construction

Challenge Demolish two existing wood six-cell cooling towers and complete eight of 12 cells in two new fiberglass cooling towers within a tight six-week outage window. Solution Midwest teamed up with Precision Cooling Towers, a contractor out of Henderson, Kentucky to tackle this project. Midwest provided engineering, design, drafting, manufacturing, material, and field assistance. Precision […]