Project Scope:

Pilkington announced their plans to rebuild their 6F1 and 6F3 furnaces in Rossford, Ohio with production to begin production in 2000. The rebuilt furnaces manufacture flat glass to be used in building products such as decorative glass, low-e glass and self-cleaning glass; and in automotive glass such as laminated and tempered glass.

IPS was responsible for the demolition of existing process piping and the installation of all new natural gas piping, oxygen piping and nitrogen piping.  In addition, IPS installed cooling water lines, compressed air, combustion air piping and instrumentation of the 6F1 furnace. All installation work had to be performed while the demolition of the existing piping systems furnace was still operational to meet Pilkington’s operational workflow needs. Once the installation work was complete, IPS moved down to the Cold End of the furnace where the glass is cooled, cut and prepared for shipping to self-perform the demolition and installation of all material handling equipment inclusive of power wiring and control wiring. IPS installed all new conveyors, glass cutters, clean room and robotic equipment.

Pilkington was thoroughly impressed with IPS safety and performance they awarded an identical furnace rebuild to their 6F3 furnace to IPS in 2001.

N/A Total Construction
$3.5MIL. Project Cost
1,000,000SF Facility Size
2000 Completion Date
6 Project Duration
bid 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.

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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