Network Cabling Solutions
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Marathon Petroleum CorporationKLA recently completed a robust Sumitomo FutureFLEX Air Blown Fiber installation at the Marathon Petroleum facility in Detroit, Michigan. Spanning several years and multiple projects, KLA upgraded the existing infrastructure and pulled new ABF tube cable across 6 complexes and 9 buildings across the facility. KLA adhered to Marathon's strict safety guidelines while installing the cable both underground and in conduit throughout the complexes. In addition to testing and re-certifying the existing ABF tube cable, KLA installed dozens of fiber junction boxes, pulled over 30,000 feet of new tube cable, and blew in over 150,000 feet of air blown fiber. By using Sumitomo LYNX Splice-On connectors, KLA was able to extend Marathon a 25 year Sumitomo warranty for the tube, fiber and connectors. Through a rigorous documentation process, KLA helped Marathon establish their expectations for test results going forward. KLA is also the trusted contractor for the termination and testing of all types of fiber installed across the Marathon facility.
Henry Ford Health SystemKLA completed the structured cabling system at the new Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield, Michigan campus.
The scope of work includes installation of 25 IDF's with 20,000' of backbone fiber cable, 350 WLAN access points and over 6,000 Cat-6 information outlets. This was a very demanding installation and took careful coordination with other trades a as well as maneuvering through a portion of the hospital that was in operation.
KLA technicians carefully executed the installation in the operating portion to ensure that no dust or debris from the installation could possibly compromise the health of the patients.
KLA worked closely with HFHS to design the system to meet their exacting needs.
HAPKLA Laboratories has recently completed a complete data cabling upgrade for Health Alliance Plan’s new facility in Troy Michigan. The project consisted of new Cat-6 cable to all five floors totaling over 3200 ports. Additionally, KLA was asked to design and install new video conferencing capabilities in several conference rooms utilizing state-of-the-art systems by QSC.
KLA continues to support HAP with additional audio / visual requirements as well as all move-add-change requirements for their network and other communications needs.
Ford FieldKLA worked to complete Ford Field’s 2017 off-season renovation project. KLA completed neutral host DAS design and installation to boost cell service so patrons can use their wireless products without interference or dead spots. 500 new access points were installed to cover the bowl areas; as well as a refresh to 500 additional access points to increase capacity to 100 users per point. The overall coverage areas for the project included back of house, bowl areas, offices, suites, and concourses.
In addition to this, KLA installed a new arena sound system in partnership with Parsons. KLA also installed new cabling to support Point of Sale devices, TV’s, monitors, security cameras, and existing network upgrades. New coaxial, triaxial, and fiber optic cabling was installed to meet and enhance broadcast system requirements for Fox Sports and ESPN.
Director of Infrastructure
Walter Szpulak“Customer satisfaction is what it’s all about.”
One phone call from Tony Raubolt and an interview with Tommy Cataldo was all it took for Walter Szpulak to join the company as a project manager in 2015 after a successful 28-year career as an estimator, technician and project manager with Clover Electric Inc. in Ohio and Motor City Electric Co. in Detroit.
Walter, who was promoted to Director of Information Structure at KLA in 2016, oversees seven project managers. He reviews all proposal estimates as well as the financials over the course of completing jobs for every KLA client. Whatever the customer’s industry, from automotive to sports to petroleum, outstanding service, open communication and honesty are of paramount importance to Walter. He appreciates the supportive, family-focused environment at KLA.
Walter plays hockey and has completed 13 full, 26.2-mile marathons. He has an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts from Macomb County Community College and is working on his Bachelor of Arts degree in public affairs from Wayne State University. He resides in Clinton Township, Michigan.