Project Scope:

Clarios, in Holland Ohio, is the world’s largest battery manufacturer. At the 277,700 square-foot headquarters, they manufacture the most advanced battery technologies for virtually every type of vehicle. Annually, Clarios produces about 150 million batteries and supply to companies like Ford and other global automakers.

IPS was selected as the design builder for the 24,000 square-foot chem-set expansion onto an existing facility. The Chem-set expansion is where the battery plates are energized with lead. The project commenced on May 1st and the owner received the certificate of occupancy on October 29, 2019 – with a 6 month timeline.

The IPS team delivered all facets of construction, including excavation, underground piping, concrete pads and footers, building erection, equipment setting and installation, painting, and the setting and installation of roof top units.

Challenges:

The area where the new equipment was installed was extremely tight, complicating the electrical installation. IPS prepared a comprehensive site logistics and safety plan, detailing work routes and safety procedures to ensure zero interruption to ongoing manufacturing operations.

24,000SF Facility Size
7 Project Duration
design build 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.

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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