Project Scope:

General Motors Corporation invested $61 million in new technology at its Defiance, Ohio plant to produce aluminum engine blocks in 3.6-liter high-feature V-6 engines. This will be the first application of precision sand casting technology at the plant.

The project included the complete civil, mechanical & electrical engineering design, fabrication, procurement of all equipment, delivery, installation of civil, structural, equipment install, mechanical, electrical, controls and startup of (2) two 80,000 cfm baghouse dust collectors and associated ductwork to collect particulate emissions from the new SPM Castline equipment being installed at the GM Powertrain facility in Defiance, Ohio.


The schedule was compressed due to equipment information delays. IPS worked with GM to accommodate extremely tight working conditions and without disturbing production. Multiple trades where scheduled concurrently to complete work over multiple shutdowns in order to meet schedule.

$61mil. Total Construction
$5.5mil. Project Cost
2.0M SF Facility Size
1/2018 Completion Date
10 Project Duration
EPC Bid 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.


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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