Project Scope:

When a fire destroyed Johns Manville’s Defiance, Ohio manufacturing facility, the firm rebounded with plans for a $100-million state-of-the-art pipe insulation plant.

Johns Manville chose IPS to complete the installation of all process piping, utility piping, and instrumentation for 8 new production lines. Equipment installation included steel fabrication, erection, and process equipment installation.


The production line that was affected by the five produced was one of JM’s top selling products. 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. The project was completed on time to meet JM’s production schedule.

$100mil. Total Construction
$11mil. Project Cost
600,000SF 100,000SF expansion Facility Size
2007 Completion Date
22 Project Duration

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

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