When a heavy industry client in Indiana needed a Steel Slitter Line installed, Lee Industrial Contracting was called to put their “turn-key solutions” tagline to good use.
SCOPE OF WORK:
When a heavy industry client in Indiana needed a Steel Slitter Line installed, Lee Industrial Contracting was called to put their “turn-key solutions” tagline to good use. The foundation team’s job was to construct new foundations for the coil steel slitting line equipment. While the crew was working on the job site, the building had to remain partially open. This was the first challenge for the team. Since the project was taking place in the middle of winter, the team had to think on their feet. To ensure the crew was able to safely complete the project, they installed temporary walls with panel doors to keep in the heat in and to allow access for construction equipment and concrete trucks to the work area. This allowed Lee crews to excavate, install underfloor conduits, and set reinforcement steel in the foundation areas.
Next, Lee Contracting’s fabrication team played a vital role by fabricating in-house, and installing the following:
- Embedded Structural Steel Beams
- Entry & Exit Turnstile Anchor Bolt Frames
- Coil Car Rails with Support Channels
- Utility Trenches with Cover Plates
- Stairs and Handrails
Once the foundations were finished and the concrete cured, Lee’s rigging crew offloaded, set in place, aligned, leveled and anchored the new equipment onto the new foundations to the tolerances set by the equipment manufacturer.
Following the installation of the equipment, Lee’s electrical team then supplied and installed new wiring, from the equipment to the main control cabinet. Lee Contracting was able to complete all the electrical and mechanical interconnections in-house.
From the foundations and loop pit, to the transportation and equipment repair – and everything in between, Lee utilizes its in-house teams to design, construct and complete all of the work.
Lee is your single source contractor for coil steel processing throughout the United States.
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Designing and pouring foundations for 8 large milling machines is a pretty straightforward project. Doing it on frozen ground while buildings are being constructed around it took Lee’s Power of One.
SCOPE OF WORK:
Visioneering, an Aerospace supplier, began building a new facility in 2015 with a goal of consolidating their buildings and machinery under one roof. They contacted Lee Industrial Contracting early on to provide a design/build project to pour foundations for eight large milling machines during the development of the new facility. The first step in this year-long project was to begin planning with the Visioneering facilities team to obtain the machine layout inside the building to make for a good process flow. Additionally, since foundations were being poured while the new facility was being built, the field teams at Lee had to work around various timelines and work being done within the construction site.
After the development of a working process flow, the project broke ground. The Lee team had the added challenge of starting a foundations project in the middle of winter where the frozen ground made it nearly impossible for an excavator to dig into the terrain. Lee was quick to come up with a solution as heaters were then brought in to warm the space. This put added pressure onto the foundations team as this project was already presented with a compressed timeline. Due to the extent of this large project, Lee had between eight and 12 workers on the site at any one time. The experience of the Lee team allowed them to complete the foundations for the milling machines in under 10 months, which exceeded timeline expectations.
After the foundations were finished, the teams assisted with the transportation and installation of the machinery to their newly poured foundations. That’s the advantage of having a one source industrial contracting solution. The installation of the milling machines revealed the team’s largest success; all of the foundations were completed with zero errors or mistakes, and with such precision, installation for all eight milling machines went smoothly.
Other notable accomplishments include:
- 2,320 total cubic yards of concrete was poured
- 750 cubic yards of concrete was poured in one single day
- One of the foundations was fit to support the largest milling machine in North America
Due to a great working relationship, Lee’s quality work, Lee’s ability to offer multiple trades under one roof and the skill of completing projects ahead of schedule, our team has returned to the Visioneering facility to complete a variety of other projects including, machine installations, foundations, electrical upgrades, rigging, transportation, machine repair and more.