TWB Company Laser Welding Facility

Manufacturing

Client:
TWB Company
End Use:
Laser welding facility for automotive components
Project Location:
Monroe, Michigan
Square Footage:
Two connected buildings: 400' x 480' with a 32' eave; 180' x 500' with a 38' single slope low side height
Description:

BlueScope Construction was the design-build general contractor for this first project in a new joint venture between Worthington Industries and Thyssen AG. An existing contract with a large automotive company meant that the facility had to be operational by a specific date or TWB would be defaulting on its first contract. After a hard bid process between three general contractors failed to meet the cost and schedule goals, TWB asked BlueScope Construction to deliver the project 10% below the lowest bid. BlueScope Construction met the savings goals of 10% and also saved 12 weeks in the overall facility delivery process to ensure the business was operational in time to meet its contract obligations.

The facility is made up of two connected buildings. Each building supports one crane of between 30 and 40 tons, and is designed to accommodate another crane in further expansions. Floors are specially reinforced to support the 40-50,000 pound steel coils needed for the manufacturing process. Each building contains truck drive-through bays. The larger building also contains 8,000 square feet of office space. The plant is completely air conditioned. The exterior of the structure utilizes metal wall panels and a standing seam metal roof panel, both by BlueScope Buildings North America.

TWB Company Laser Welding Facility
TWB Company Laser Welding Facility
TWB Company Laser Welding Facility
TWB Company Laser Welding Facility
Download Project Profile DB 42 TWB Laser Welding Automotive Components ND.pdf (469 KB)

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