Casey Completes California Forging Press Project

In July 2016, Casey Industrial mobilized to Paramount, California to begin work on a stamping press supplied by SMS group and owned by Weber Metals, a subsidiary of Otto Fuchs KG. This press, with a maximum pressing force of 60,000 short tons, was born from a desire to create lighter weight aerospace components. Utilizing forged aluminum and titanium, it can produce lightweight and optimized pieces to be used in the fuselage, wings, undercarriage, and engines.

At a weight of approximately 19.5 million pounds, this press was built with over 9,000 tons of steel, more than was once used to build the Eiffel Tower. This is the largest pull-down die forging press in the world.

Through the project, this team worked in tight quarters to install several miles of piping and tubing, successfully completed thousands of complex welds, and pulled nearly twenty miles of electrical cable. Our Mechanical crew was challenged with getting several large and heavy components into extremely tight spaces. With the use of some creative bull rigging and large cranes, they accomplished the task and met every milestone.

On October 23rd, 2018, Casey’s President, Stephen Brague, and the Project Manager, Paul Kikel, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the owner, Otto Fuchs KG, to celebrate the completion of the press. A video of the impressive unveiling can be seen here.

Casey Industrial is very proud to have been a part of this exceptional project. If you need a creative and dedicated general contractor, please give us a call. We’d love to help with your next project.

 

 

 

Casey Gains Traction in CLT Market

Casey Industrial has been awarded a contract with Katerra to construct their 250k square foot mass timber manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington. Casey will self-perform mechanical and electrical work through early 2019.

Cross Laminated Timber, which will be produced in this facility, is a relatively new building product with a low carbon footprint and sound structural integrity. This product can be used for residential homes, office buildings, apartment complexes, and other commercial spaces. Because of the pre-cut and fabricated nature of the material, the use of CLT in these applications has resulted in a 20% faster construction schedule, as well as reduced risk.

As companies in our industry strive to reduce environmental impact and seek out sustainable alternatives to development and construction, Casey is pleased to be a part of bringing CLT to America and we look forward to taking part in the future development and construction of CLT facilities across the country.

Daniel Henke Joins Business Development

Casey Industrial is excited to announce that Daniel Henke has taken the role of Vice President and will be focusing his efforts on Business Development in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States.

Daniel joined Casey in 2017 as a Senior Director of Operations. We are looking forward to his advancement within the company and the leadership and experience he will bring to the client development side of our business.

As Vice President, Daniel will be working directly with our clients and project teams with an emphasis on creating project experiences worth repeating for our customers.

He has 30 years of experience in industrial facilities, including engineering, construction, start-up/commissioning, and testing and maintenance. He brings a wealth of knowledge and industry relationships to Casey.

Prior to joining Casey Industrial, Daniel held several corporate roles with his prior company, overseeing operations within their Power division and providing organizational leadership strategy. This work aligns well with Casey's offerings and provides an excellent platform for our growth in the market.

Daniel holds a mechanical engineering degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA from West Texas A&M University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and a Project Management Professional.