Crusher & Foundation Replacement Project
– installation of the stone crusher
– replacement of all embedded steel
– miscellaneous structural supporting steel

Hopper Cone Replacement Project
– installation of the stone crusher
– fabrication of a one-of-a-kind cradle to handle removing the old cone and placing the new one in

Mill House Temporary Support Project
– replacement of structural support steel for all the process equipment including conveyors, crushers, and shakers

Surge Hopper Repair Project
– repairs to the existing surge hopper, which saved Hanson thousands of dollars in lieu of buying a new hopper completely

Project Scope:

IPS successfully completed design/build construction for a new R&D glass furnace facility to serve O-I in their ongoing development of glass technology. The new building is home to a 20-metric ton oxy-fueled furnace, two production lines, and inspection equipment.

IPS was responsible for the plant and office HVAC and plumbing as well as the furnace exhaust stack, cooling water, cullet cooling water, natural gas, oxygen, compressed air, emergency backup systems, process electrical power and controls. Due to schedule constraints, IPS aided in the process utilities design on-site while the building was being constructed. The entire facility was made operational in a compressed six-month construction schedule.

The Innovation Center will help advance new concepts and test emerging technologies for next generation methods to melt and form glass.


Due to the compressed schedule, the EPA Permitting submittals/approvals became a major hurdle that threatened the project timeline. IPS worked with plant engineers to prepare the necessary documentation and obtain permit approvals in order to stay on schedule.

$35MIL. Total Construction
$3.5MIL. Project Cost
2/2013 Completion Date
9 Project Duration
Design build Delivery Method

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