Windemuller ran into numerous challenges on this project, including:
- Meeting strict deadlines on the site work
- Doing underground installation work in site soils that were extremely rocky
- Coordinating with many other trades, while also racing to meet the project’s tight deadlines
- Working around the project owner’s subcontractors, who were installing the stamping presses for the plant addition while the rest of the project work was going on
Perhaps the biggest challenge was posed by the sheer height of the existing OEM plant. The plant had a 60-foot structure, which made power distribution installation—particularly for the project’s bus duct distribution system—particularly difficult. Because of the structure’s height, our crews had to perform the majority of work using articulating boom lifts.
We were fortunate enough to have a terrific foreman for this job: our foreman was relatively new to the project leadership role at Windemuller, but kept his composure and professionalism even during the most challenging moments. With the help of a seasoned and incredibly supportive crew that maintained laser-like focus throughout the project—especially during the dangerous 60-foot lift work—our team was able to hit deadlines and meet every request of the project for the owner and general contractor.