Crunch Time!

Today the Production Team finally got in contact with ABC Fire Doors. After a long dry spell of little hope, it was just one more phone call that did the trick. Michael Stajan from ABC was very excited about our project. Things are looking very good.

We’re shooting for a fancy steel door with: entrance metal door opener and passage set, NRP hinges, dead bolt with keys, auto closure, leather strip, threshold plate, and a door sweep!

In talking with the Fundraising team about helping hands: we’ve gathered a list of people that know how to cut and install drywall for the occasion. Other lists include the tools list, and hardware list; which includes everything from self-tapping drywall screws to drywall tape.
We are also debating the type of bolts we should use with the LED sign, and additional anchoring/support/etc.

Ted Keener from Lorenzen has been in contact with Randy Moir and his crane services! Therefor, it looks like we have a crane to lift the shipping container into place on the cement pads. HUZZAH!

Roxul Insulation has sent us a vector to work with! PROMOTIONNSSSANDPLUGZ!

I’m (kevin) doing ok. Yesterday I was released from the hospital and have about 5 more days of recovery at home until I get some metal removed from my insides. Thanks everyone for signing the card. And Justin, thanks for making it! It made my day!!!

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Wind Turbine: Final Steps.

The Wind turbine group put a lot of effort in accomplishing some tasks. This week we headed out to scrap metals yards. On Monday two of us visited to K Scrap Resources which is a huge scrap metal yard in west side of Windsor, we met with Foreman and showed our design, he was very happy and gave us positive response and said he will discuss in the meeting and get back to us in coming week.
On Tuesday we visited another scrap yard A & P Metals, that is a small scrap yard in west side of Windsor as well. We had meeting with the owner of that scrap yard and we showed him our design and blue print to him, at first he was reluctant to give us for free, and he was charging 30cents per pound for steel tubing, but then we described him the project of Green Corridor and benefits for the community which convinced him and later he allowed us to take whatever we want for free. We are appreciating his efforts that he is donating the materials to us for the stand. Now we need to ship it to the Label building for the summer class.
On Tuesday again we had a very big day for our project. We had a meeting with Lorenzen Engineering and at this we had James D. Lorenzen is a owner of owner of Lorenzen Engineering with us which proved to be a successful meeting. We conclude that we are still working on a long term partnership with the Lorenzen Engineering and we really appreciate that he gave us valuable opportunity to successfully put this project and give such a donation.
We as a Wind turbine group are moving forward to complete our tasks. Again special thanks to Mr. James D. Lorenzen and A & P metals.

Scrap Yard

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The Meeting with Lorenzen Engineering

Thursday March 11, 2010. The day started in quite a hopeful manner and soon turned into what was definitely the biggest breakthrough of our group thus far – the meeting with the representatives from Lorenzen Engineering. Lorenzen Engineering is the retailer for Windspire wind turbine (manufactured by Mariah Power) in the Windsor region.
The proposed meeting started at 2:30 PM in room 135 of the LeBel Building with Andrew Kingstone, Owner/Master Electrician at A.T Electrical Services and Ray Koehler, Professional Engineer at Lorenzen Engineering. Soon we were all headed to the Nature bridge/pedestrian overpass connecting the sidewalks of the Huron Church road. There they checked the electrical room and assessed the possibility of setting up the wind turbine at the top of the pedestrian bridge. They showed complete satisfaction and proposed that the project is do-able.
Now the next step would be that the company will send us a note of permission for the use of their name to be used in our next plans to put up an advertising campaign to push forward this idea in our Windsor community through the University of Windsor platform. We hope that this innovative project will help create awareness and promote education about the use of Green energy as intended. We would like to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude to Mr. James Lorenzen, the owner of the Lorenzen Engineering for showing immense support for our project!

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Mounting of Wind Turbine and company contacts

We asked Mr. Matthew St. Louis for his input on what way we should go in building the stand for the turbine. He is an engineer here at the University of Windsor and has seen the turbine so we thought he would be of some help in this or would know someone who could help us. He suggested to us the best design we should go with in our situation and also the materials we should look for. He met with us at the site which we plan to mount the turbine and agreed that it is a good location but may need fencing to go around it as a safety precaution. He referred us to Al, an engineer that works for a company here in Windsor. We contacted him and he said that he would be able to build the stand for us, but the problem was that he required payment for this which we do not have. Finally we spoke with a peer of ours in this class, who is in the engineering program. He volunteered to draw up the design for the stand of the turbine. As soon as we have the design we will know what materials we will need and meet with local companies and convince them to supply the materials for free. With help from engineering students in the class we will use the materials obtained and have the turbine mounted in no time.
Also, our task for March 1 is to attend two conference calls – one with CleanField, and another with Lorenzen Engineering.

Graphic Model of Wind turbine (Click here)

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