Monday, February 2, 2015

Great Manufacturing Starts With a Great Foundation & Great Partners

Over the summer we had the opportunity to work with a long-time Michigan company, E&E Manufacturing in Plymouth.   We’ve been proud to be E&E’s construction partner on a number of large machine foundation and press pit installations over the years but this job was particularly exciting for us.

E &E Manufacturing of Tennessee was installing the first integrated Schuler servo press in North America, a new 1405 ton Schuler press at their Athens, Tennessee plant and they picked us to handle the design/build of the machine foundation and press installation.

This was a unique job in many ways, but one thing that stands out was we had to call in a geologist to assist with the pre-planning to ensure the pit we had designed would be on a firm footing.

There’s a lot of limestone in Tennessee and we knew we’d need demolition, as some of it would interfere with the design.  But we also needed to make sure there were no underground streambeds, caverns or other unplanned interferences that would make the pit installation unstable.

For the whole story on this installation and what we did to create a perfect fit for the new Schuler press that even impressed their German engineers you can check out our feature story in FF Journal.

Bringing in the geologist and putting together CAD drawings before we started the job that took into account the plant workflow to create as little interruption to their operations are all part of the million and one things that go into a proper press pit installation like we addressed in our last article.

Are you looking for a machine foundation contractor that will be your partner?

As a family-owned company for over 20-years our commitment to our customers is our number one priority. Our growth and expansion into three states over nearly two and half decades is directly attributable to creating long-term partnerships with each of our customers. We’ll work with you through the pre-planning & design all the way to the completed build and aesthetic finished product.  You may not see all the points we do that make your job’s finish as exact and detailed as the starting blueprints but we will. Please feel free to ask our engineering team a question about any industrial construction job you’ve got on the line up. From concrete flat work, steel fabrication and construction to trenching and press pits you’re welcome to request a proposal 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Or feel free to call us at 586.598.3725.