WARE has been a leading US Autoflame Tech Centre for quite a long time. With their own extremely active Youtube channel, they publish regular shows about steam in general (Steam Culture) and more specific shows about boilers (Boiling Point). They also have a great e-commerce site devoted to boiler parts.
They are widely known for their boiler rental services–WARE builds their own rentals, and every system over 350hp comes with Autoflame. They have one of the largest rental fleets in the US, with 50-1000hp Mobile Boiler Rooms, and 30k lb/hr to 75,000 lb/hr Trailer Mounted Equipment with superheat available. They also offer up to 250,000 lb/hr skid boilers.
Gerald Blain, Regional Manager at WARE, took some time to work with me on the following Tech Centre spotlight. As with everything WARE does, it’s very comprehensive, featuring 11 photo case studies.
8 Questions with Gerald Blain and WARE
1. How long have you been with Autoflame?
2. What geographic area do you cover?
Kentucky, Indiana, Southern Ohio, Northern Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.
3. What markets are you most widely known for?
WARE is widely known in the high-pressure steam and combustion business. Serving Industrial and large commercial / Institutional markets.
We provide complete boiler rooms, rentals, energy retrofits, valves, training, service, and repair.
4. To what do you attribute your success? What are you most proud of?
Since 1952 WARE has built a legacy on the production and support of steam for all its applications. A legacy that stands on the shoulders of hard work and never compromised product quality. We have an unwavering concern to care for the customer first, and take pride in our performance.
We aren’t out to be the biggest boiler and steam provider, but we are out to be the best at serving our customers and keeping the steam on. We have great respect for those who set the foundation in place and did the hard things that we are building on currently. We must always consider how our work (and how we work) will affect that legacy moving forward.
From our WARE family beginnings to our family of WARE employees today, we will continue to give a nod to our legacy and remind ourselves to look beyond the work we do every day, and remember to be personal, accepting, fun, creative, demanding, generous, rewarding, humble and affirming to keep our family growing.
5. What’s interesting about the photos you’ve included?
We have retrofitted all the different makes and models with great success for our customers.
6. What’s the biggest opportunity you feel your company has?
With the aging workforce in our industry, WARE is committed to its Education and Training programs.
We believe committing to providing the next generation of talent sets WARE apart from the competition.
7. When you talk about Autoflame, you almost always discuss…..?
We talk about the product of course and how Autoflame is the inventor of fuel/air ratio control. But more importantly, we discuss the people and the company and the quality of product and the innovation at AutoFlame.
They stand behind the product and always do the right thing.
8. Anything else readers might want to know about you?
To people and businesses dependent on steam for their livelihood, WARE is the standard for steam production, innovation and education. By focusing on production, education and innovation for the steam industry, WARE provides the highest quality steam solutions to simplify your life and keep you up and running. Because WARE’s legacy was built on understanding the value of steam and we believe in the pride of a job well done in the service of others.
WARE. All Ways Steam.
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1500 hp Hurst
60,000 pph Victory Energy
800 hp York Shipley
300 hp CB
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2@22,000 pph 1@30,000 pph Industrial water tubes
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3@600 hp York Shipley
40,000 pph Nebraska Industrial Water tube
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