Project Scope:
IPS was contracted by Smucker’s to complete the electrical installation of a new frosting line at the North Toledo facility. IPS installed all new process power, MCC’s, lighting and controls for the new kettles, batching, packaging and conveyor systems. The new line increased capacity by 100%. Frosting is a instrinsic brand in the Smuckers family, by bringing this project in on time, Smuckers was able to continue to gain market share.

The project was on a very tight schedule with IPS personnel working two shifts six days a week to finish the project on time. IPS successfully completed over 15,000 electrical man-hours of work to be done in 90 days. The biggest challenge on the project was the stacking of trades in the area where the work needed to take place. Along with IPS electricians, there were ironworkers, sheet metal workers, pipefitters, millwrights and insulators all working amongst one another. Other contractors were challenged with getting mechanical field devices installed in the field in enough time to install pipe and wire back to the controllers. The IPS team laid out predetermined runs in the area which allowed for pre-fabrication of conduit runs before the structural steel, equipment and devices were installed.

$25mil. Total Construction
$1,538,000mil. Project Cost
3/2013 Completion Date
3 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.


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.

N/A Delivery Method
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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