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A Challenging Industrial Generator Project for Infiana

Infiana approached both GSM Industrial and GSM Roofing with their need to demo and remove an existing penthouse. It would be replaced with a new, larger penthouse addition at their manufacturing facility and include an industrial generator project.

This expansion would help them better respond to their growing customer demand with additional space and machinery, and the GSM teams were ready and willing to take on this demanding project.

Not a Typical Industrial Generator Project

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A top priority for this industrial generator project was timing. That’s because a timely completion would mean that Infiana could install new manufacturing equipment, quickly train their employees, and promptly continue production.

By joining forces with each other and Infiana, GSM Industrial (general contractor) and GSM Roofing (support) were able to streamline processes and communication to keep the project moving according to schedule.

Specifics of this Industrial Generator Project

Infiana’s major manufacturing facility expansion project was located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. One section of the penthouse enlargement included an extruder tower section at 24’ x 24’ x 62’ tall. The other section was a raised roof measuring 48’ x 48’ x 43’ tall. Together, GSM Industrial and GSM Roofing were able to accomplish the following:

  • We procured all construction permits to ensure that the entire job was in complete compliance.
  • Our team furnished and installed a dust barrier to section off our work area from other manufacturing areas so that Infiana could continue to generate products.
  • We designed, fabricated, and installed all structural steel and access work—including caged ladders and platforms.
  • Our expert technicians completed the structural components and access work fabrication, blasting, and painting.
  • We furnished and installed all girts, 26-gauge liner panels, 22-gauge roof deck panels, a TPO roof system, all necessary insulation, the required blocking and flashing, gutters, and downspouts.
  • Our mechanical contractors supplied wall penetrators for ventilation fans and commercial exhaust fans—and then installed them on-site.
  • After the extruder tower and raised roof section were weathertight, we provided demolition services to remove an existing built-up roof section and its BUR roof system.
  • We also provided all dumpster and debris removal services, scaffolding, man lifts, scissor lifts, and crane services required for the project.

The Industrial Generator Project’s Timeline

The Infiana project took only six months from start to finish. During this time, Infiana remained operational as GSM Industrial and GSM Roofing worked around their processes to ensure all production needs were met.

Not only was the project completed, but we finished on time and within budget. This precision in our process was due to having all the right people, expertise, and capabilities in-house—in our fabrication facility—as well as in our mobile, field installation and mechanical contracting teams. More specifically, all installation services were completed by GSM Industrial’s field division, which currently has 27 field mechanics available for projects within an approximate two-mile radius of Lancaster, PA.

We’re Ready for Your Next Project

Do you have a dirty, dangerous, or difficult project coming up? Are you wondering if you’ll find a fabricator, installer, or mechanical contractor who’s up to the challenge? Look no further. At GSM Industrial, we specialize in unique projects that require engineering, fabrication, and extensive field knowledge that isn’t typical in our industry.

To get started on your next undertaking, contact us with details about your industrial generator project—or any metal fabrication or installation project that you want to be done right, within budget, and on time.