some of our best work
The Elk Rapids building Short’s purchased in 2008 for their new production facility came with an exposed-fastener metal roof that offered little insulation and experienced ice buildup. Workers inside complained of dim lighting and a humid environment. So we added insulation board to eliminate condensation inside, covered the existing metal roof with custom-fit insulation and PVC membrane, and installed 27 Apollo® Solar Light Pipes for electricity-free daylighting, which made for a happier and healthier brew staff. Short’s announced 51% production growth in 2014.
Oil and Gas Industry
At a large natural gas pipeline company’s Big Rapids, MI location, ice buildup on the roof became not just an energy efficiency issue, but a safety issue for employees walking in an out of the building. We engineered ice mitigation solutions that included adding insulation and filling the flutes in the steel decking with a custom made flute filler. We also added an advanced fall-protection system. The ice problem was solved flawlessly and the company is making our SmartAnchor their standard fall-prevention solution for buildings across the United States and Canada.
The Cadillac, Michigan engine parts manufacturer had a production facility roof made of multiple roof systems that made the tie-in very difficult to maintain, and their repair service could not keep problems from threatening production. Those problems included severe leaking around their hot exhaust stacks. After a complete evaluation, Avon decided on a complete renovation. We removed the roofing system and decking and added new decking, insulation and PVC membrane. We designed stack flashing that worked around their hot exhaust pipes. In the end, Avon got the new roof and specialized innovative solutions they needed, all without any interruptions in production.
Insulation done right
Moisture on the walls rendered a large, vital storage area unusable. The problem was caused by compromised insulation and several design/structural failures. We conducted an extensive study and identified a permanent fix. Graceland now has its storage room operational and enjoys huge energy savings with their new, tighter structural envelope that protects against heat loss, freeze-thaw weather and Lake Michigan winds.
Trusted, Certified, Accountable.
At Springfield, we develop innovative, smart solutions for your industrial facility’s needs. We’re a trusted partner to every client and while we’re more than proud of our certifications, we rest our hats on being able to perform every job the right way: on time, on budget and without compromise.