In the fall of 2011, Daimler Chrysler announced plans to invest $500 million dollars for expansion of the Toledo North Assembly Plant (TNAP) facility. The expansion project increases the existing body shop footprint by 252,000 SF to allow for production of a new Jeep Sport Utility Vehicle.
IPS was contracted to install all the building utilities, process mains, and complete the plumbing and HVAC for expansion of the body shop. The scope of the work involved the installation of all sanitary and domestic water; compressed air piping; weld water main; complete ductwork; and HVAC equipment.
The body shop expansion has many sustainable features including energy efficient lighting and building ventilation using direct digital controls to reduce energy consumption. Whenever production is halted, the building lighting, supply fans, and exhausts are set back to reduce natural gas and electricity costs.