Honda Manufacturing of Indiana F-8 Slat Line Modifications

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Overview:

The bulk of this project took place during a Christmas Shutdown in 2020. Our work encompassed the removal of an existing F-8 slat line conveyor and the mechanical installation of a brand-new slat line conveyor. This was an extremely fast-paced project with an aggressive schedule replacing the old slat line conveyor with a brand new one before production could resume after the holiday shutdown. This work had to be performed around the clock working two twelve-hour shifts in order for the installation to be successful and ensure success for both IICC and our customer Honda.

Customer Need:

To partner with a contractor who could facilitate and manage a large project in a short amount of time. Honda’s request was to provide a complete replacement in the allotted time to ensure that production would not be hindered in any way when they came back up and running after the holiday shutdown.

Customer Solution:

International Industrial Contraction Corporation (IICC) self-performed the demolition of the existing F-8 Slat Line conveyor including the drive, take-up, intermediate frames, and chain. Once the demolition was complete IICC then performed the full mechanical installation of a new Daifuku engineered and fabricated Slat Line Conveyor containing a new drive, take-up, intermediate frames, and chain all within a three-week holiday shutdown.

Customer Result:

A successful removal & replacement of Honda’s F-8 Slat Line Conveyor during the scheduled time frame was a major success for Honda, Daifuku, & IICC, and our entire project team. This has opened the door for future work in a facility that we had not worked in before.

General Motors Arlington Assembly T1 Program Installation

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Overview:

Performed installation, demolition, safety management, structural engineering and fabrication, and material procurement General Assembly, Body Shop and Stamping at GM Arlington to support the launch of the new T1 Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Chevrolet Suburban products. The work was performed over three years and a total project cost of over $250,000,000.

Customer Need:

To partner with a prime contractor who could provide a “one-stop shop” to facilitate and managing a large-scale project, meeting all tooling, conveyor and press installation milestones while delivering under budget.

Customer Solution:

Teaming up with IICC and its subcontractor base to be involved in early engineering, scope development and cost book budgeting.

Customer Result:

This was an extremely difficult project transitioning from the old K2 body style to the current T1. As K2 production ramped down, the T1 ramped up and the work had to be performed while simultaneously running production and during three major shutdown transformations. Launching the T1 product on time and within budget (in the middle of a global pandemic) was a major success for General Motors and our entire project team.

GM Spring Hill – Cadillac Lyriq Program

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Overview:

Performed total program management services including developing budget, safety management, project engineering, structural engineering, material procurement, structural fabrication, demolition, decommissioning and installation for the facilities tooling and conveyors in the Stamping Plant, Body Shop and General Assembly.  Collaborated with GM to develop a team to deliver the project under the Lean Construction, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method.

Customer Need:

For the first-time, GM required the implementation of a tooling and conveyor project under an IPD delivery method.  Our client wanted a strong team to manage both material suppliers / fabricators and union labor force for an aggressive installation schedule made more challenging by the global parts shortage due to the Covid pandemic.

Customer Solution:

Develop a solid team of GM preferred trade partners, experienced supervision / management and other key personnel to properly manage and overcome challenging supply chain and labor issues.

Work with plant asset management and environmental teams to ensure all equipment is properly recycled or disposed; environmentally cleaned; and bought-off prior to removal from the facility by the plant decommissioning teams.

Work closely with GM purchasing and management to ensure key electrical components did not delay the project.

Customer Result:

The International Industrial team brought the project in safely with no lost time accidents while beating our client’s budget by 5%.  In addition, we completed the project exceeding our environmental key matrices; and were successful in meeting our client’s production schedule.

Testimonial (Anonymous)

Client expressed their gratitude for the team safely meeting or exceeding red tag dates and turning over equipment and conveyors in a timely manner.

Stellantis (Formerly FCA) WTAP WL and WS Programs

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Overview:

Performed total program installation services including project engineering, structural engineering, material procurement, structural fabrication and installation for facility, tooling and conveyors at both Warren Truck and Detroit 2 Assembly.  Individual contracts were both direct with FCA and through tier 2 suppliers.

Customer Need:

Strong management team to handle both material suppliers / fabricators and union labor force for an extremely aggressive installation schedule made even more challenging by the global pandemic.

Customer Solution:

  • Add more supervision / management and other key personnel to the 2 jobsites to properly manage challenging supply chain and labor issues.
  • Work with local plant safety and corporate safety to devise work protocols to allow work to continue while battling constant threat of a COVID outbreak.

Customer Result:

Program brought in on-time; production schedules met; no major COVID outbreaks at jobsites.

For our new Mack plant, IICC handled Facility installation and worked well with us as new work was added and scope content was finalized. I found their pricing to be fair and equitable.

For our WS program, IICC led an ambitious Demolition and Salvage operation along with numerous civil projects in a massive retool of an older facility.  The projects were completed efficiently and IICC worked well with the numerous other contractors and machine suppliers on the site.

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