Volume 6, Issue Number 1 March 8, 2002

Fast-Track Project Offered Challenges to Crew

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Kimberly Clark Tissue Finishing Area, Chester, Pa. Sheet Metal Contractor: Ernest D. Menold Inc., Lester, Pa.

Working within the confines of a short 12-week production schedule, the craftsmen of Ernest D. Menold fabricated and installed three air handling units for the Kimberly Clark plant tissue finishing area.

Each completed unit was installed on the roof of the five-story facility.
The large-scale paper producer required that the ventilation system in the tissue finishing area be ventilated with 100 percent outside air. The crew at Menold fabricated the three 75,000 cfm units in only nine weeks using galvanized steel, stainless steel and embossed aluminum with fiberglass insulation on the interior. The onsite installation on a five-story roof was completed in three weeks while the plant remained in operation. In addition, the units are designed to allow the future installation of heating coils to warm the outside air during the winter months.

“This fast-track project offered several challenges to our crew,” commented Ernest J. Menold. “We worked to meet the client’s needs on time and within budget. The client is pleased with the results.”

Editor: Rosalind P. Raymond rraymond@smacna.org  |  Asst. Editor/Writer: Cynthia Young cyoung@smacna.org

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