Project Scope:

The Fremont, Ohio Heinz facility produces ketchup, mustard, and specialty sauces for the food market.  In late 2013, the H.J. Heinz Company allocated $12 million dollars for expansion of the Fremont facility to include new equipment installation, building improvements, and relocation of product lines from a closed facility in Canada.

IPS was contracted to install all process and utility piping including: stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, and PVC. IPS also installed new heat exchangers, three (3) 30,000-gallon stainless steel tanks for vinegar and sucrose, multiple process tanks, CIP skids for sanitizing the process equipment, and piping. Our IPS Electrical Division also completed all the electrical work for new production lines and utility equipment and constructed new electrical panels.

The upgraded facility is now able to produce, package, and label 30% more of its product then before. Heinz was also able to produce organic ketchup with only 100% organic ingredients, and still produce ketchup for the Canadian Market.

Challenge:

The magnitude of the expansion required multiple contractors working on site simultaneously.  IPS coordinated work with the other contractors and scheduled the facility shut-downs and equipment deliveries, ensuring minimal disruption to ongoing work.

$12mil. Total Construction
$1.9mil. Project Cost
12/2014 Completion Date
4 Project Duration
bid build Delivery Method

Project Scope:

IPS was contracted to construct a 40,000 square foot addition for Amcor’s plastic blow molding operations. IPS was responsible for the installation of 10,000 feet of process piping (carbon, stainless steel, and PVC). Systems include: process chill water, high/low pressure (600 psi/125 psi) compressed air, process cooling water, process steam, process condensate, and close tolerance process climate controls.

The machinery portion of the contract included the installation of: (3) 750 horse power three stage air compressors, (1) 250 ton process chiller, (1) 1,000 ton cooling tower, (2) 3,500 CFM built up custom air handler, (2) Sidel SBO 20 Blow Molders, (3) palletizing lines, (3) depalletizing lines, 1,000 linear feet of airveyor, and many other material handling and conveyance systems.

Challenge:

Along with a very tight schedule, these process systems had to be installed while the building was still under construction.  IPS also had to overcome the language barrier while working side by side with technicians from France, and Italy.

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6 Delivery Method
Bid Build Delivery Method
N/A Total Construction
$4.5mil. Project Cost
299,000sf Facility Size
N/A Completion Date
6 Project Duration
Bid Build Delivery Method

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