Project Scope:

In the summer of 2011, General Motors announced an upcoming 47 million dollar investment in their Defiance, Ohio facility to increase component production for its fuel efficient Ecotec 1.4 liter engines, and the next generation of small block car, and truck engines.

IPS was contracted directly with General Motors to install the new process mains for the project and engineer the process mains for installation and routing purposes. IPS installed the chilled water, hot water, compressed air, waste oil, natural gas and non-potable water.

The investment at the GM Defiance Plant has provided the components needed for the growing demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Volt, and the all new Sonic.  This has reduced pollutant emissions, and in some GM vehicles, deliver up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway, and have a cruising range of more than 500 miles.

The project required fast-track scheduling in order not to interrupt production schedule. The committed IPS Project Management team finished this project under budget, and on time.

$47mil. Total Construction
$670,864 Project Cost
1.9M. SF Facility Size
5/2010 Completion Date
6 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.


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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