Established in 1958 in Edmonton, Alberta, International Cooling Tower (ICT) started as a small company focused on optimizing facilities' cooling capabilities by using only the highest-quality materials and components. This still holds true today, but ICT has grown over the years into a North American market leader in industrial cooling tower design, manufacturing and field services. ICT has expanded across the U.S., with offices in locations such as Deer Park and La Porte, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and Mexico City. Integrity, experience and striving for innovative solutions have formed the foundation on which ICT's current long-term business relationships are built.
ICT's bread and butter as a company is the ability to perform quick-turn projects, whether it's a turnaround with a finite timeline or a project that involves a rental tower that's costing the client per day. Having a limited amount of time to build a complete cooling tower is where ICT shines. "Every company is going to deal with tight deadlines, but we complete projects with deadlines that may scare away the competition," said Mike Zazulak, project director -- Gulf Coast, ICT. "For example, we completed a project in Phoenix that involved nine cells to be built in six weeks. Working quickly and efficiently on large, quick-turn projects is what we do best."
This past year, ICT has completed projects for some of the largest refining, chemical and petrochemical companies in the Gulf Coast. The company worked closely with a refinery in Houston on a tower that had previously burnt down, and ICT had to rebuild a 16-cell tower in nine weeks. ICT also provided its cooling tower services to a state-of-the-art plant in the Gulf Coast and to an electric company in the Southwest, where ICT built a 10-cell tower. ICT has had tremendous success in Louisiana and Texas, where it rebuilt a large eight-cell tower for a manufacturing site."ICT offers turnkey industrial cooling tower solutions that offer clients enhanced cost management and a dedicated design, engineering, procurement, construction management and implementation team that ensures a project is completed on time and within budget," Zazulak said. "With all of these services, ICT manages everything internally on a single schedule instead of having to work with multiple, outside companies."
ICT is a close-knit company that emphasizes family values and camaraderie, which are what the company built its safety program on. "We teach our employees if they see something they wouldn't do, it's their job to stop it and teach the right way to do it," said Tommy Gunter, regional construction manager -- Gulf Coast, ICT. "You are your brother's or sister's keeper. ICT is a family, so we watch out for each other and want everyone to be safe at all times." Gunter emphasized ICT is committed to ensuring all its employees return to their families and friends safely every day. ICT challenges employees' skills and talents daily to continually improve products, services and their relationships with clients. "ICT's talented and dedicated workforce is our greatest asset," Zazulak said. "Our operations complete over 750,000 man-hours annually, and our safety programs are the underlining factor in our organization's success."
ICT's commitment to safety, quality and environmental sustainability has been the focus of its business practices for the past 60 years. In 2019, ICT isn't slowing down. The company will continue to build on its momentum of success in 2018. ICT understands everything related to cooling towers, because that's all ICT does.
For more information, visit www. ictower.com or call (832) 780-6900.