Posted: March 8, 2017 at 10:01 am

Case Study: Pittsburgh International Airport

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Pittsburgh International Airport Updates

Congratulations to Pittsburgh International Airport for being the very first United States airport to be named Airport of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine! We are thrilled to have such a first-class facility in Pittsburgh, and we are proud to have contributed to their success by providing them with modern plumbing fixtures and upgraded drinking water solutions.

Equiparts has facilitated many updates to the Pittsburgh International Airport to increase traveler comfort and improve airport ambiance. Major updates included selecting and procuring new drinking fountains, bottle filler units, and new restroom fixtures. With support from our vendors such as Sloan and Elkay, we helped the airport choose the best solutions for their facility.

One of our knowledgeable representatives, Joe Ferraro, worked directly with the head of plumbing, as well as other key maintenance personnel at PIT Airport to implement these upgrades. As an outside sales rep at Equiparts, Joe frequently works with our Pittsburgh area customers on site to provide hands-on support. Joe continues to work with the maintenance department at PIT airport as a knowledgeable source for all of their plumbing and maintenance needs.

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Additional Drinking Fountains and Bottle Filling Stations

Patrons of the airport cannot bring opened containers through checkpoint locations. That is one of the reasons why it is important that an airport has water coolers placed directly before and after security checkpoints, as well as throughout the airport, to make drinking water easily accessible. So far, Equiparts has added over 30 new water coolers throughout the airport. We have also added over a dozen bottle filler water cooler units to the Airside concourses where the majority of the shops and restaurants are located. The water cooler and bottle filler units we supplied are made by Elkay Manufacturing. These stainless steel units include the Vandal Resistant Bi-Level Water Cooler and EZH2O Bottle Filling Stations (View on our website). These multi-level units accommodate children and adults and allow two people to drink simultaneously, which is ideal for an airport, given the heavy traffic and the need for ADA compliance.

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Restroom Updates

Joe used his experience and expertise to help Airport personnel select the best new fixtures for the airport’s needs.  Fixtures such as new faucets, flush valves, urinals, as well as American Standard sinks and soap dispensers were provided to upgrade the airport’s restrooms. Most of the new units chosen for these updates were from Sloan, for which Equiparts is a master distributor. PIT Airport updated their restrooms with top of the line Royal flushometers for urinals and closets, as well as electronic sensor faucets. All of these fixtures provide the highest quality in terms of functionality, appearance, and longevity.  

The PIT International Airport is constantly striving to improve the user experience for all of its travelers. We will be there to support them in any way we can, as their #1 source for plumbing and maintenance repair parts and fixtures!