Merrilat Corporation, Ocala, Fla.
Tarmac Cement Plant, Medley, Fla.
SMACNA Contractor: Gordon Metal Fabrication Inc., Tampa, Fla.
Gordon Metal Fabrication Inc., of Tampa, recently fabricated and installed dust collection systems for two very different industries.
For the Merrilat Corporation in Ocala, Fla., they fabricated and installed blower pipe exhaust ducting for a dust collection system using 16, 14 and 12 gauge galvanized steel and steel angle rings. The system was designed to remove wood dust from the manufacturer’s factory.
This job proved challenging because the customer insisted that all work be done at night and on weekends so as not to disrupt the flow of work in the factory.
For the Tarmac Cement Plant in Medley, Fla., the dust collection system that Gordon Metal fabricated was used to remove cement dust from the air.
The SMACNA contractor constructed exhaust pipes and fittings and fabricated chutes for conveyor systems. In addition, they fabricated surge bins for material storage and miscellaneous platforms with floor grating.
Using 10 gauge HRS, 3/16 inch HRS plate and ¼ inch HRS plate, round pipe and steel floor grating Gordon Metal Fabrication sheared, formed, rolled and welded the various parts and assemblies.
For this project there were several challenges and hurdles that had to be addressed. Once again, scheduling between the installer and the plant was complicated since in some phases the plant needed to continue operations while Gordon Metal worked on the in-plant installation. The blueprints used metrics and were written in German adding another large hurdle for the contractor.
Gordon Metal Fabrication Inc., led by George and Christopher Gordon, specializes in fabrication, industrial sheet metal, custom sheet metal fabrication, architectural metal, millwright work, plant maintenance and miscellaneous fabrication.