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PRODUCT & SERVICES
- RENEWABLE ENERGY
- POWER AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS
Institutional facilities have a wide range of lighting electrical supply requirements and needs. We carry whatever you need for interior or exterior lighting: lamps, ballasts, fixtures, and controls. Through extensive lighting solutions, lighting audits, and lighting design services, Van Meter’s lighting specialists can help your facilities maximize energy savings while improving lighting quality to help with better learning in school or patient care in a hospital.
As a renewable energy source, solar can replace fossil fuel – the sun is free and will never run out. During budget reductions and program cuts, it may not seem like a good time to invest in a solar project. But Van Meter can show you how to implement a solar array in a cost-effective, socially responsible way. If there ever was a good time to invest in renewable energy – it’s right now. You can incorporate rooftop solar array that will result in annual savings year after year.
POWER AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS
A six-hour power failure can cost you money when you are not prepared. Not only do power and control solutions ensure delivery of quality care, but they also affect revenue due to the cost of business disruptions. You need to incorporate the highest possible levels of power reliability and safety; these solutions must accommodate the changing requirements of building infrastructure and systems.
Facility Management & Construction
- INVENTORY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS
- SECURITY & ACCESS CONTROL
- SAFETY & RISK MITIGATION
- NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS
INVENTORY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS
Van Meter can implement inventory maintenance processes for you, so you never have to worry about storeroom and electrical supplies again (from power transmission, data communications equipment, ballasts, exit lighting, wiring devices, floor boxes, to small nuisance items like paper towels). We’ll compare your current inventory with quantities needed to sufficiently maintain supply levels, and then organize it with a customized barcode system. We’ll come back to regularly check your stock and replenish it as necessary, handling any repairs, upgrades, and exchanges.
SECURITY & ACCESS CONTROL
The protection and safety requirements of institutional facilities varies from what they are doing. A government prison facility is vastly different than the needs of a post office, hospital or school and Van Meter offers security solutions at all levels. Whether you’re looking for a simple parking lot surveillance system or a state-of-the-art, layered safety solution that integrates with a building management system, we’ll help you select security solutions, answer questions about maintenance and installation, and help design the most effective security system possible.
SAFETY & RISK MITIGATION
Protecting employees, visitors, and contractors is vital to maintain an organization’s performance and reputation. We’ll work with your safety team to reduce risk and improve safety outcomes. Van Meter offers safety and risk mitigation solutions in the areas of arc flash, lockout/tagout, personal protective equipment (PPE), and thermal management.
NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS
Your network and communications infrastructure are important for productivity and customer experience. Van Meter’s network infrastructure solutions provide high-bandwidth connections both wired and wireless for voice, video, and data so employees can work directly with the latest technology applications. From routers and cabling to connectors and switches, Van Meter has what you need to establish a reliable and secure network that can handle the technology used now.
- TECHNICAL SUPPORT
- LIGTING AND POWER QUALITY AUDITS
- NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
- GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
Van Meter technical specialists can help you troubleshoot and problem-solve, analyze potential solutions, and offer ongoing support for automation, energy efficiency, lighting, networks and data center, and security. We can develop customized solutions at the right price to take your organization’s performance to the next level. And we can also connect you with technical resources and manufacturers who meet requirements for your projects, even for government related projects.
LIGTING AND POWER QUALITY AUDITS
Let experts identify the best ways for your organization to reduce energy consumption, increase power quality, and decrease operating expenses. Our free audits explain where, when, and how power is being used, and uncover possible causes of energy waste. Van Meter can also establish a baseline to work from in order to make efficiency improvements.
Just because we’re an Iowa-based electrical supplier doesn’t mean we can’t offer service to national accounts. With connections at the national level, Van Meter is part of a coast-to-coast supplyFORCE consortium to negotiate manufacturer pricing for all types and sizes of government facilities. This helps keep your costs down and consistent on everything from lightbulbs to fuses.
As a certified supplier, Van Meter meets all necessary requirements for government-funded projects. You can find pricing in one place for all your government purchases, along with fast delivery. Van Meter holds a GSA schedule 51V Contract GS-21F-0117W as an owner-member of the supplyFORCE national account organization. We’ll meet your small-business set-aside while still supplying your non-set-aside requirements.
Van Meter is registered with:
- Central Contractor Registration (CCR
- Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA)
Van Meter complies with:
- Trade Agreements Act (TAA)
- Buy American Act (BBA)
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