Vehtek is a Magna Steyr company that provides stamped body parts to the automotive industry. IPS has a decades-long relationship with Vehtek and was selected as the General Contractor to build their most recent plant expansion in Bowling Green, OH. Scope included equipment removal, excavation, forming and pouring over 10,000SF of concrete in the facility including shoring design for a 30-foot-deep press pit and associated trenches to support a 120-ton Hyundai WIA press which will be used to expand the customer’s existing hot-stamping capabilities. Building shell work involved steel fabrication and erection as well as associated foundations to be tied into existing facility structure. Electrical work included new upgraded electrical substation and distribution panels for various OEM partners including hot-stamp press, oven feeding system, robotic and other integration equipment. Other trades included roofing, siding, windows, painting, plumbing and environmental liners. The project included a multi-tiered 2,000SqFt building expansion to accommodate new chilled water chillers and pumps as well as a 1,500SF electrical mezzanine to house new electrical equipment. IPS self-performed or managed all facets of the excavation, concrete, steel, piping, electrical and mechanical work on behalf of the client as well as myriad support services to the customer’s OEM suppliers. The work was performed in a plant that runs 24/7 and construction was planned to have zero interruption to ongoing production.
IPS managed dozens of subs and self-performed while maintaining schedule and budget on project involving multiple international OEM providers of press, oven and integration equipment.