Comprehensive modernization and renovation of the 2.6 million square foot Ford Woodhaven Stamping Plant, which provides critical body commodities, including panels, roofs, hoods and tailgates.
NMPAC Zero Injury Safety Award
Aristeo, one of Ford’s ABF strategic suppliers with a long history of safe and high quality projects, managed the comprehensive renovation and equipment replacement of the Ford Motor Company Woodhaven Stamping Plant, originally built in 1964. For this project, Aristeo accelerated the removal of decommissioned stamping equipment, and then rearranged, modernized and prepared the existing 2.6 million square foot facility for new press lines, ancillary manufacturing process and automation. Aristeo was responsible for all aspects of the program from coordination of the design with the architect/engineer, to site preparation and installation.
This program included nearly 100 unique projects and over 300,000 manhours. Aristeo drew on our collective knowledge and experience to provide unique solutions for completing major construction projects with little to no impact on production. This also involved leading significant collaboration between all project teams including subcontractors and other partners. Thanks to Aristeo’s detail-oriented safety program, this 24-month project was finished on schedule with an excellent safety record of zero lost time.
In addition to managing the project, Aristeo’s crews self performed the concrete/steel demolition, civil construction and site preparation – including demolition of 20 press lines, eight of which required “due care removal”. The original pits for the existing 20 press lines were 40 feet wide by 600 feet long, however Aristeo widened the pits into six 80-foot-wide new pits.
Throughout the entire facility, our team placed over 9,600 cubic yards of concrete for the new press pits, foundations, piers and floors. Aristeo also fabricated and erected more than 1,800 tons of structural steel. In addition, Aristeo managed the utility upgrades and infrastructure replacement. We coordinated new equipment installation and commissioning for two JIER high speed tandem press lines, one JIER tryout press, four overhead crane extensions, three Schuler hot stamp press lines, multiple compact scrap conveyors, two wash booths, 18 laser cells, multiple truck docks, and a variety of tool room equipment.
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