January 12, 2017

Passionate about Energy Efficiency

One of the core values that drives the culture at UMP is our passion for helping clients reduce their overall energy usage.  The primary way we do this is by designing & manufacturing energy efficient solutions.  The team at UMP has been involved in providing energy efficient systems for almost 40 years (before being environmentally focused became […]
July 7, 2016

Data Center Cooling: Opportunity for Water Savings

As the UMP Data Center Cooling Division has been deploying solutions on data centers we have noticed a common theme.  More and more end users are becoming concerned with their water usage.  The most sophisticated end users are not simply looking at the onsite water usage, but they are taking into consideration the amount of water that […]
July 6, 2016

Three Principles for Successful Data Center Project Delivery

Principles of Successful Data Center Project Delivery are discussed in “Voices of the Industry”.  “Voices of the Industry” is Data Center Frontier’s weekly column featuring guest articles by data center executives on the front lines of innovation and market dynamics.  This week’s article is a contribution from UMP’s Global Director for Strategy, Harold Simmons, in which he […]
July 1, 2016

Indirect Evaporative Cooling Solutions for Data Centers

In the last couple of years or so other manufacturers have begun to emphasize their indirect evaporative cooling solution for data centers.  This is a common business cycle that is taking place.  An innovative solution begins to have broader appeal in a vertical market and as a result companies begin to try to catch the technology wave […]
June 22, 2016

The Design Assist Program: Indirect & Direct Evaporative Cooling for Data Centers

As data center operators around the world seek to improve their overall PUE rating many are turning to energy efficient methods of cooling. One of the most strategic ways for data centers to lower their PUE and reduce their OPEX is by applying indirect direct evaporative cooling strategy. In addition to the already existing program to help […]
February 8, 2016

UMP to provide energy-efficient cooling system to a brand new manufacturing facility for Western United States

An international storage manufacturer is completing construction of its new Western United States Regional Headquarters. The site will be home to a 420k sq.ft.facility, including 280k sq.ft. of space for product manufacturing and distribution. The plastic storage container manufacturer will also conduct product research and development on site for several of its divisions, including commercial LED technology, […]
November 9, 2015

AFCOM Arizona Luncheon at UMP

AFCOM Arizona, a local chapter of the leading national association for data center and facilities management, recently hosted a panel discussion luncheon at UMP.  Under the title, The Silicon Desert, a select group of distinguished panelists, addressed the present and the future state of big data trends in Arizona.   Pictured Below from left to Right:  Moderator Rob […]
September 18, 2015

Data Center Frontier’s Executive Roundtable ends with a focus on Data Center Cooling

Data Center Frontier’s Executive Roundtable ends with a focus on Data Center Cooling Yesterday, Data Center Frontier concluded their inaugural Data Center Executive Roundtable, a quarterly feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the current state and the future of the data center industry. The Global Director of Strategy from UMP (United Metal Products), Harold Simmons,  was asked […]
September 15, 2015

UMP Participates in Data Center Frontier’s Executive Roundtable

UMP recently contributed to the Data Center Frontier’s Executive Roundtable for 3Q, 2015, called “The State of the Data Center”. Data Center Executive Roundtable is a quarterly feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the data center industry, and where it is headed. In this inaugural 3Q, 2015 roundtable, UMP’s Global Director of […]
June 22, 2015

The Art and Science of High Efficiency Data Center Cooling

As a manufacturer, who provides some of the largest data centers in the world with energy efficient cooling solutions, it is  evident that the data center industry has become one of the most energy conscious sectors in business (contra the  James Glanz New York Times Piece).  The UMP design team regularly meets with very large data center […]