Project Scope:

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.

Challenges:

Work was completed under a compressed schedule, made necessary in order to begin production of new model-year vehicles in time for the 2014 roll-out.  Multiple trades were scheduled concurrently to complete work throughout the facility, and over multiple shifts in order to meet schedule constraints.

$500Mil. Total Construction
$1.4Mil. Project Cost
3.6M SF Facility Size
4/2013 Completion Date
10 Project Duration
Bid Build Delivery Method

Project Scope:

Autoneum is a globally-leading supplier of acoustic and thermal management materials for automobiles.  The firm develops and produces multifunctional and lightweight components and systems for noise and heat protection necessary for vehicle comfort.  In September 2011, Autoneum began new construction of a 106,500 SF manufacturing facility in Oregon, Ohio.

IPS was contracted to install the presses at the new facility, and to complete the infrastructure associated with the mechanical and electrical systems required for operation of the presses.  Equipment installed by IPS includes:  compressors, dryers, boilers, chillers, economizers, chemical treatment systems, controls, and power wiring.  IPS also installed steam condensate, compressed air, and chilled water piping; and potable, non-potable, and dye-release systems.

Challenges:

Through outstanding team work and time management, IPS was able to have all the process systems operational and functional within a six-week period in order for Autoneum to begin cycling presses for production.  Since completion of this new facility in Oregon, Ohio, Autoneum has now become the only plant in North America that develops and produces the one-of-a-kind lightweight component for vehicles.

2/2012 Delivery Method
4 Delivery Method
Bid build Delivery Method
$1.7mil. Total Construction
$8.0mil. Project Cost
106,500SF Facility Size
2/2012 Completion Date
4 Project Duration
Bid build Delivery Method

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