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Markquart Motors, Chippewa Falls, WI
Midwest Mechanical Solutions
UnderDuct VE installation included: FRP duct underfloor with Monoxivent floor outlet assembly, including lay-flat door, and no crush 3000 Series hose
Markquart Motors was looking to expand its Toyota Dealership in Chippewa Falls. SDS Architects and Karges-Faulconbridge teamed up to design the new state-of-the-art facility with 20 work stations.
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: Famous for being the home of the 140-year old Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, the seventh-oldest brewing company in the United States. The city’s name originated because of its location on the Chippewa River, which was named by the Ojibwa Native Americans. Early settlers misheard the word “Ojibwa” as “Chippewa.” Chippewa Falls is also the address of Markquart Toyota, a division of Markquart Motors which is owned by LDJLLC, a partnership of Lee, Dave and John Markquart.
The Markquart brothers followed their vision of “Offering the Best Automotive Solutions for Life!” when they decided to add on to their Toyota dealership. Designed by SDS Architects of Eau Claire, WI and engineered by Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc. of St. Paul, MN, their new state of the art service facility incorporated several of Monoxivent’s product lines for capturing and removing vehicle exhaust from the service area of 20 work stations.
Midwest Mechanical Solutions of Minneapolis, MN teamed up with Monoxivent to supply over 200’ of underground Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic duct incorporating 20 stainless steel covered floor outlets, stainless steel saddles with 3” crush proof hoses and neoprene tailpipe adapters . (2) 5 HP Monoxivent Backward Inclined BI-150 belt drive Blowers were also supplied for connection to the specialty FRP duct with debris cleanout ports. This duct system, which can handle the high heat and corrosive nature of vehicle exhaust, also provided an excellent alternative and lasting solution to the problem of corroding metal ducts installed underground. To the Ojibwa, the name Wisconsin means “gathering of the waters” and to Markquart Toyota, the “gathering” of Monoxivent’s diverse products has certainly proven to be the “Best Automotive Exhaust Solution for their Life.”
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