Project Scope:

Johns Manville in Defiance, Ohio is doing a production expansion to its existing plant. The expansion will require services upgrades, (2) new automated pipe machines (2) marble melters, (2) fiberizers and associated support equipment. The building expansion will be approximately 30,000 SF to accommodate the new machines.

IPS did the PEP for this project and is the EPC for this project. The project includes civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, rigging, fire protection, utilities, all foundation, steel works, piping, and new equipment installation. IPS will add (2) addition lines in new building to increase material production.

Challenges:

With the construction on such an aggressive schedule, IPS worked closely with JM, engineers and the other contractors to offer time saving approaches to the project. This project is planned to have zero to minimal interruption to the existing plant production schedule.

$55mil. Total Construction
$36mil. Project Cost
30,000SF Expansion Size
2020 Completion Date
18 Project Duration
EPC Delivery Method

Project Scope:

Fenner Dunlop is the world’s leader in the field of conveyor belting, manufacturing the most comprehensive range of conveyor systems for many industries and applications.

IPS was contracted to provide setting, aligning, and installation services for five (5) process equipment lines: calendar line; steel cord press line; fabric belt press line; inspection line; and laminating line. Scope of work include process piping, process electrical, and equipment installation.

The preplanning for the equipment moves began while the building was being erected. Provisions had to be made for the process piping runs to be integrated within the building and the process electrical runs that had to be embedded within the concrete. Additionally, alignment plates were strategically placed in order to ensure that each individual process line was precisely installed to meet the required tolerances.

IPS was also responsible for the installation of all electrical work in the new building to support the expansion. Planning and pre-work was completed prior to the substation retrofit, which took place during a 72-hour shutdown over Thanksgiving. IPS worked around-the-clock to ensure the substation was available to the customer a full day earlier than required.

2/2013 Delivery Method
9 Delivery Method
design build Delivery Method
$38mil. Total Construction
$3mil. Project Cost
2/2013 Completion Date
9 Project Duration
design build Delivery Method

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