Three-Phase Biofuel & Expansion Project
Filer City, MI
Industry: Converting/ Printing/ Plastics/ Packaging
Phase 1: Construction of a new biofuel plant including tanks, equipment building, and compressor building. The Design/Build portion included the tank foundations, all building work, and the compressor building including a blast wall. Unique Challenge: Due to the schedule demands of the Owner, we had to work through the winter and have the tanks erected during building construction.
Phase 2: Maintenance Building Expansion entailed construction of a new 6,000 SF pre-engineered building used to house paper machine rolls. Unique Challenge: Sixteen foot foundations were required in one bay along both east and west column lines of the maintenance building expansion for future installation of a roll grinder. CR Meyer poured the 6,000 SF slab in a single pour to provide a superior floor finish.
Phase 3: Switchgear expansion required construction of a new two (2) story building to house electrical switchgear for future power generation facility. The new building was constructed over an existing occupied structure. Unique Challenge: During the switchgear expansion, all work was completed during a record setting winter for low temperatures and snowfall. An aggressive building schedule was developed to meet milestones for work that was required to be completed during mill shutdowns, including piping and electrical tie-ins.