Project Scope:

With the domestic demand for galvanized steel on the rise, Worthington Industry – America’s largest independent processor of flat-rolled steel, and a major supplier to the automotive industry – needed to add capacity at its 11-year-old steel processing plant in Delta, Ohio.  Worthington selected IPS to install a new vertical radiant tube furnace at the plant in order to increase the facility’s ability to generate the heat needed to speed up its processing capabilities.

IPS installed all of the piping, electrical wiring, and rigging for the vertical radiant tube furnace, as well as the support structural steel and concrete foundations.

By upgrading to this new furnace, the plant is able to generate significantly more heat in the same amount of floor space.  The additional heating capacity, has allowed Worthington’s Delta plant to increase the throughput rates of its hot-dipped steel galvanizing and slitting lines.  Worthington is able to meet increased customer demands in a timely manner, with improved ability to serve its customer base.

Challenges:

The new vertical furnace, which runs up to a height of 90 feet, was built into a section of the plant’s furnace system that had previously housed a 30-ft horizontal tube furnace.  To keep Worthington’s shut-down time to a minimum, IPS performed a majority of the work while the plant was in operation.

$1.1mil. Total Construction
663,640SF Project Cost
2008 Completion Date
3 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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