In July, a fabrication customer in Tennessee needed a Sheave made new. We fabricated it at our Custom Fabrication facility in Poseyville, IN. The sheave was then sent over to our Machining facility in Princeton, IN and we utilized our new Tacchi Lathe machine to complete the project.
Our Field Coatings Division performed an exterior metal building rehabilitation for a local power generating station. They battled the elements in order to power clean and degrease over 50k sq. ft. of exterior sheeting, replaced or overlaid several panels, then applied 4 to 7 mils of an acrylic exterior coating. This will allow the customer to have a clean and beautiful site as well as protect their assets for years to come.
We were approached by a customer needing a fertilizer conveyor platform to be repaired. One of their requirements was to improve the safety of the platform.
Our Repairs & Maintenance Division had our field crew inspect the conveyor platform. Our field team replaced ‘mild steel’ with stainless steel on the platform to create a safer work environment. The fertilizer conveyor platform is approximately 35 feet in the air increasing the need for making the platform as safe as possible.
Evansville is home to an important battleship from World War II, the LST 325, the last remaining fully functioning LST in the country. During June and July of 1944, the LST 325 made 44 trips between France and England carrying ammunition and supplies to the mainland while also carrying back the wounded. The LST 325 also played a vital role during the D-Day landings. During WWII, Evansville produced over 150 LST’s and became the largest inland facility that manufactured LSTs in the world.
The LST 325 finally made it’s big move up the Ohio River to it’s new home. Part of the move was creating a new Visitor’s Center and enhancing the dock to accommodate the LST 325. Our Structural Steel Division fabricated structural steel, joist, and deck for the Visitor’s Center while also fabricating ramps and reinforcement steel for the vehicle bridge. We are proud to play a part in giving this living monument its proper home.
Our Structural Fabrication Division fabricated steel for the Paducah Innovation Hub in Kentucky. The Paducah Innovation Hub is a facility that helps grow talent for the region through immersive experiences in technology, trades, healthcare, river industry and more. This project included 570 tons of fabricated steel as well as a considerable amount of AESS (Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel).