The Wilkinson Companies was given the opportunity to complete a very exciting project for Polar Beverages, located in Worcester, MA. Founded in 1882, Polar Beverages Incorporated is the largest independent bottling company in the United States. Under continuous ownership and operation by four generations of the Crowley family, Polar Beverages’ brands include Polar Seltzer, Adirondack, Clear & Sparkling, O Water and Frannie’s. The company produces and distributes from three locations: Worcester, Massachusetts; Albany, New York; and Fitzgerald, Georgia. They were also very instrumental in moving Boston Red Sox Triple A affiliate Pawtucket Red Sox to the brand-new Polar Park, opening in Worcester in 2021.Read More
Your boiler room is furnished with valuable equipment that keeps your facility in tip-top operation. This includes boilers, water heaters, burners and combustion control systems, just to name a few. The installation and programming of combustion control systems require an expert technician, specifically trained on each unique system. At The Wilkinson Companies, we have a diverse team of highly qualified service technicians with a combined 290 years of experience.
Draft is one of the most critical aspects in any boiler system. Too much negative draft can cause a flame to be pulled off the burner head whereas too much positive can create excessive heat at the head and cause premature failure. We call it the “potato chip effect” where the burner diffuser is cooked. All firetube, water tube and cast iron boilers and specific burners alike require a specific amount of draft whether it be positive or negative. With our vast experience we feel as if we’ve “seen it all” however, there’s always a new situation that can truly make us scratch our collective heads.Read More
On February 13th, our friend and associate, Billy Ward, passed away. Billy had been with The Wilkinson Companies since 2015 and we are saddened by this tremendous loss. We will miss his industry expertise, stories and friendly smile.Read More
The results are in for the latest round of Name That Part!Read More
It's almost time to ring in the new year... but first, let's look back at the top news and posts we shared across our website and social media pages in 2019.Read More
As the cold weather arrives in New England, we asked our customers and social media followers: What do you do to get your heating system energy efficient and ready for winter?