In the mining industry, safety is of the utmost importance, and the Barrick Gold Corporation is always looking for ways to make their operations safer. With that in mind, Porta-King has supplied a number of equipment enclosures to Barrick that they use at their mining operations to house both equipment and personnel. [Read more…]
Hoosier Energy in Illinois needed a place to house their electrical control equipment and water pumping systems for their power plant. Reaching out to Porta-King, they were able to find a solution that would house their equipment safely and be quickly constructed.
Minimizing Construction in a Restricted Area
Due to the location of the construction site and security reasons, Hoosier Energy wanted construction to be quick and require as few workers as possible. As such, they eventually chose Porta-King to install a prefabricated equipment enclosure for their power plant because of our method of construction. [Read more…]
We received a call yesterday from our friends at Barrick Gold Corporation. They have been a great customer for us having purchased multiple prefabricated building for use as control rooms at the mines they operate throughout the western U.S.. The e-mail we received indicated that they wanted to purchase another one of those “lovely” shacks from us. Although we rarely have anyone refer to our prefabricated buildings as “lovely” when you look at this photo you will see why. As you can imagine the grounds of a mining operation are a place where strict adherence to safety is critical. As part of their focus on safety Barrick requires us to paint these shacks some rather unusual colors. They do this to make these buildings highly visible. As they have explained to us, “with 400 ton trucks and other heavy equipment roaming all around our mines we need these buildings to stand out as much as possible.” [Read more…]
We were presented with a unique product application last week. A contractor that completes repair and maintenance on ships at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard contacted us because they needed to create immediate shelter for a new time clock they were installing. This time clock was being installed for employees to use as they entered and exited the work site. Prior to the introduction of these time clocks, employees were allowed to enter and exit the area without any official documentation. Our representative, Brian Sandusky, explained that this company was part of a large contingent of other companies doing maintenance on two military ships that were dry docked at the port. Because they were working in a large open area of the shipyard there was no good way for them to account for their personnel as the entered and existed the site. To create the enclosures we supplied a Duraluminum prefabricated buildings. The only way the employees can now enter or exit the work area is by entering into one of these prefabricated buildings and punching in or out via one of these time clocks. Now the management team has a cost effective, easy to monitor program for keeping track of who is working at this site. The new system has worked so well for them they have purchased a total of four buildings for this same application. After visiting the site Brian commented on what an unbelievably impressive site it was seeing these mammoth ships actually sitting out of the water. The navy bring these ships in to do retrofits and other scheduled maintenance.
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Well this was one for the books. The challenge wasn’t supplying a 12′ wide x 22′ long shelter…we build those all the time. The challenge was lifting it to it’s final resting place that was eight floors up on top of a downtown parking deck. All and all the project went pretty smoothly. The crane arrived early in the morning with all the necessary equipment. The prefab shelter was waiting on the back of a 40′ flat bed truck. About 30 minutes later our crew had completed the process of securing the lifting straps to the factory installed lifting rings. From there the shelter began it’s journey up to it’s new home.
The entire process took less than 3 hours. A considerable time savings compared to constructing the shelter on-site. As you can see from the photos this prefab shelter included full perimeter glazing and an integral roof. Once the shelter was positioned on to the top of the concrete curb our crew installed anchors to complete the installation.