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 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.
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.
Engines On Site at Substation 12
Casey Industrial is rapidly moving into the next phase of construction at one of our project sites for the City of Tallahassee.
Last week, the first of two Wärtsilä natural gas-fired reciprocating engines was delivered to the Substation 12 site. These massive engines weigh over 310,000 pounds each and required over eight hours to transfer from the rail yard, where they arrived in Tallahassee, and unload at the project site, less than 10 miles away. To see a video of this process, check out the owner’s YouTube video: https://youtu.be/Ogfy5g-2XDY.
Substation 12 will provide increased reliability to the current system and back-up power in the event of an outage. Casey expects commercial operation to begin this summer.
Casey Industrial has mobilized to Tallahassee, Florida to commence construction of a project for the City of Tallahassee. This project involves work at two sites – Substation 12 and A.B. Hopkins Generating Station. At Substation 12, Casey will install two clean natural gas-fired 34SG Wärtsilä Reciprocating Engines to increase reliability, improve efficiency, and reduce environmental impact to meet customer demand. Casey will install four clean natural gas-fired 50SG Wärtsilä Reciprocating Engines (72 MW total) at the existing Hopkins site to replace less efficient units.
Casey has extensive experience with Reciprocating Engines, having installed over 100 units to date throughout the United States. We are excited to bring our expertise to Florida, and look forward to performing a successful project for the City of Tallahassee.
Construction for both sites is underway, allowing for the plants to be commercially operational by October 2018 (Substation 12) and January 2019 (Hopkins).
Dan has over 20 years of international heavy industrial construction experience in the fields of mining, metals, process, chemicals, power, and highways.
Prior to joining Casey Industrial Dan held several corporate roles with his prior company, overseeing industrial capital and maintenance projects throughout the United States and Australia. He brings an expertise and background in multiple industries and delivery methods that parallel and align with the core focus of Casey Industrial.
As Senior Operations Director, Dan oversees projects throughout the continental United States. Currently, he is focused on the successful execution of CalPlant I’s Rice Straw MDF Plant in California.
Dan holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Exeter University in the United Kingdom.
Casey Industrial is proud to announce their participation in the largest lift in the company's history. SMS Meer is providing the world's largest forging press to Weber Metals, an aerospace component manufacturer based in Paramount, California. Casey is performing the press assembly, piping, and electrical work and executed the foundation beam lift which weighs almost 4.5 million pounds and is the largest module. The press will weigh over 9,000 tons - more than the weight of the Eiffel Tower - when fully assembled and is estimated to be complete in the first quarter of 2018.
Casey Industrial is pleased to announce that Scott Bartz has joined the Casey team serving as a Senior Operations Director. Scott brings over 35 years of significant power industry experience based on his leadership in directing projects ranging from $10 million to $700 million. His experience includes combined-cycle, simple-cycle, coal gasification, and air quality control system projects in addition to extensive EPC experience.
We look forward to Scott’s contributions as we continue to innovate and deliver cost-effective solutions for our clients.