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October 9, 2017

Metropolitan Upgrades and Designs New Pump System for One North LaSalle Building

The One North LaSalle Building is a building in the LaSalle Street corridor in the Loop community area of Chicago. It was for some time one of Chicago’s tallest buildings. Previously the domestic water in the building was supplied via a duplex pump system and tank in the sub-basement which pumped water up to the [...]
August 10, 2017

Metropolitan Industries Celebrates 60 Years

When we became a company in 1957, we started with little more than a home office in Western Springs, Illinois. In fact, it would be another ten years before Metropolitan Pump Company (as we were then known) even became incorporated and another year after that before we moved to our first official facility: A modest [...]
August 10, 2017

Ottawa, Illinois Upgrades City Pump Monitoring to Remotely Hosted Cloud SCADA System

As one of the most common industrial control systems, a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is of critical importance to municipalities. By allowing for the centralized monitoring of the larger water system — wastewater treatment, storm water, water treatment, lift stations, etc. — SCADA systems streamline access and help ensure that everything is [...]
August 8, 2017

Helping Oak Lawn Put A Roof Overhead

Pump stations come in many shapes and sizes. With so many options for customization depending on the needs of the customer, you could almost say that no two pump stations are exactly alike. That might be a bit of a stretch, but it’s definitely not a stretch to say that all pump stations aren’t created [...]
August 8, 2017

Metropolitan is a Hit with Stormwater Pump Station at Impact Field in Rosemont

“Play ball,” and the crack of a baseball bat hitting a ball will be the sounds fans will hear sometime in May of 2018 when the new Rosemont baseball park will open. Between now and then, there will be plenty of ground to cover. Metropolitan assisted in the development and design of the pump station [...]
August 7, 2017

Metropolitan’s Storm Water Pumps to Help Protect the Statue of Liberty for Future Generations

305 feet below the tip of the Statue of Liberty’s torch, in the basement of the building, is the storm water pump system which serves the administrative buildings and the nearly five million tourists visiting the statue each year. In conjunction with Reilly Construction, Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing (the distributor for our Ion Technologies division on the [...]
August 7, 2017

Metropolitan Upgrades Pump Test Labs to Provide Enhanced Accuracy and Faster Turnaround

At Metropolitan Industries, we’re proud to be your single source for reliable pumps, control systems, heating and ancillary equipment. By offering expertise in many water and wastewater industries, we’ve established ourselves as experts over the last 60 years, but we also know that there’s more to expertise and reliability than simply supplying pumps and equipment. [...]
June 21, 2017

Village of Oak Brook Upgrades Lift Station and Pump Controls to Custom Prefabricated House Built by Metropolitan

Rather than digging deeper trenches for gravity sewers – a process that can become costly due to associated excavation costs – lift stations move wastewater from lower to higher elevations. Though the basic components of lift stations, including wet wells, valve vaults, and dry-pits, have remained fairly consistent over the last several decades, technology, design, [...]
June 20, 2017

Metering Customer Satisfaction

Since our founding, Metropolitan Industries has been motivated by one central focus: A job well done. Though it would be nice if the criteria that marks “well done” were as easy to measure as gallons per minute, horsepower, or pressure, we set the bar well above these basic quantifiable measurements. At Metropolitan, we believe that [...]