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Alcoa Howmet Castings, Exeter, UK
Castings generated from this plant were used for aerospace application in turbine fan jet engines for Rolls Royce. Decontamination from a fire in 2006 consisted of detail cleaning of the residual corrosive soot fallout, and chemical fire suppression residue to the structural surfaces and manufacturing machinery. Time sensitive phased work completed using detailed schedules and critical timelines, insuring minimal loss of production deliverables.
Aluminum Container Manufacturer, Houston, TX
A large manufacturer of drink aluminum cans experienced a fire in 2008 that impacted over eight million cans in storage, and one of the two production lines. Developed the job scope and managed the bid protocol and the selection process of the competitive bids. Moved the project from an emergency restoration process to a controlled bid. Did cost benefit analysis on the cost of cleaning eight million cans as compared to the recycled cost of the value of the cans. This one decision alone realized a savings of well over $1 million.
Paper Container Manufacturer, Southwest, USA
A 2011 fire in one of the manufacturing lines at this plant almost cost both the insurer thousands in BI, and the insured untold market share losses because their finished stock inventory was very low. Included in the SOW written by our PM was designing a safe way to access the encumbered heights above the damaged line in order to clean and get the line back in production in just two weeks. The balance of the project was driven to an early, cost-saving conclusion by our on-site staff that oversaw the contractor who finished the project within two months. Original estimate from the contractor was over $9 million, the cost for the restoration settled for $3.4 million.
Epoxyn Products, Mountain Home, AR
Wrote SOW, Clerked and Managed the restoration efforts involved with restoring laboratory equipment for this manufacturing facility. Controlled many contractors and processes to get the plant back on line in less than two weeks. Project costs were nearly $2.5 million of the original $6 million estimate, a savings of over 50%.
Jefferson Smurfit, Jacksonville, FL
In 1992, this large corrugated box manufacturing plant required structural restoration when a two million gallon storage tank, containing a highly corrosive pulping by-product, ruptured. Supervision of the remediation efforts included suction evacuation, excavation, containerization and disposal of all affected ground surfaces adjacent to the plant. Installed and monitored ground water stations, sampling, reporting and clearance documentation for EPA and Florida regulatory officials.
Michelin Tire Plant, Ardmore, OK
A devastating F-5 tornado in 1995 went over the top of this huge manufacturing plant, which measures 1.5 mile in circumference, peeling the roof back and leaving behind dirt, grit, debris, and massive amounts of water. Wrote the scope of work and managed this three-month restoration project. The design of the protocol to restore the multimillion-dollar manufacturing machinery was a critical part of this effort, bringing it back to its original transcendental self.
Murdock Engineering, Irving, TX
Murdock Engineering was an aerospace component provider specializing in high tech, low tolerance metal extrusions used in the manufacture of military aircraft. In 1982, the 600,000 sq. ft. facility sustained moderate to heavy damage as a result of direct fire and highly corrosive soot fallout predominantly affecting many of their precision, close tolerance line manufacturing equipment. Not only was the entire structure cleaned and decontaminated, but also the line equipment was fine cleaned utilizing a proprietary process to eliminate the corrosive effects of the contamination.
Raytheon Anechoic Chamber, Dallas, TX
An anechoic chamber is used to test satellites and microwave communication devices. A fire in 2000 caused a deluge system to dump 100,000 gallons of water into the chamber, which is made up of special four-foot high sections of a unique foam. Each four-foot high by 32-foot wide section costs well over $5,000. The chamber was made up of 15,000 of these sections, which equates to over $75,000,000 in value. Wrote the Scope of Work (SOW) and developed an exclusive method for drying this material without changing its unusual properties.
SETCO (McCormick Foods), Cranbury, NJ
A fire in 1992 from Styrofoam packing materials caused heavy soot that literally hung like webs from the ceilings and covered everything in the 200,000 sq. ft. facility. After designing the restoration protocol of pressurizing each area to be cleaned to contain and limit migration (fallout from the cleaning), the work commenced to remove all the soot without causing one day of business interruption to this division that manufactured the plastic bottles for McCormick’s spices. The challenging part of the project was cleaning the 80,000 sq. ft. production area during a three-day holiday in order to keep the plant operating and ensuring that the insured’s production schedule was never interrupted.
Toro Industries, Bloomington, MN
This 150,000 sf headquarters and distribution center was rendered useless in 1987 resulting from flood damage to the structure, contents and inventory. Our scope of work and critical path provided 24-hour shifts in order to complete the project within only three weeks
Transition Optical, Pinellas Park, FL
Transition Optical was a manufacturer of prescription quality photochromic glass lenses that progressively darkened in sunlight. In 1992, a fire occurred in one of the HVAC mechanical systems servicing some of their Cleanroom environments requiring a thorough decontamination of the structure, equipment, labs, and the Class 100 Cleanrooms. Of vital importance was the continuing operation of the manufacturing facility, specifically the other Cleanrooms not affected by the event. Critical airflow and filtration measures were employed to insure uninterrupted operation during the restoration project.