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.
In June, a contractor came to us needing a new system for their manufacturing customer to protect and hold pipes in place going from one building to the next. Our engineering, structural fabrication, and field services teams worked together to design, build, and install a galvanized steel bridge to support the pipes.
Our engineering, custom fabrication, and field services teams worked together to design, build, and install a 50 foot all aluminum walkway for a dock extension. Now, the customer is able to move their dock 20 feet further out, so it can sit in a greater depth of water year around.
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.
Our NIX Repairs & Maintenance Division designed a trommel screen to match an existing design. A 3/8″ flat plate was cut and rolled to diameter. Two flanges were burnt out with the inside dimension to match the outside dimension of the rolled plate. Our team then took the project to fit the rolled plate to the flanges and marked out the triangular cut-outs, which were then hand-cut by a plasma cutter.
The wire mesh was cut and rolled to match the inside dimension of the trommel and installed. After this, the pre-manufactured flighting was installed to finish out the trommel screen. The advantage of this trommel versus the existing trommels, is the fact this one was 100% built out of stainless steel materials, which should last the customer a substantially longer amount of time.
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 Field Coatings division restored two local historical landmarks: the Old Red Covered Bridge and the Wheeling Covered Bridge in Gibson County. We were tasked by the Gibson County Economic Development Corporation with power washing the inside and outside of each bridge, to remove loose paint, rotted wood, dirt, debris, etc. We then sprayed and back-rolled 2 coats of Sherwin-Williams Premium Exterior Duration Coating with the bridges respective colors.
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).