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Gaylor Powers Up State-of-the-art Steel Mill
Calvert, AL – December 6, 2010 – Gaylor powers up production for the world class $5 billion ThyssenKrupp integrated steel mill located on 3,500 acres just north of Mobile, Alabama. Acclaimed as one of the largest private industrial investments in the United States, Gaylor, a multi-faceted electrical contractor, has been charged with the role of constructing the electrical infrastructure and lighting systems as well as the Electrical equipment installation for four (4) Hot Dip Galvanizing Lines.
“Gaylor was hired for multiple tasks including the construction of the electrical utilities for the new Slab Yard where raw carbon steel slabs are unloaded and moved into furnaces, for processing,” explained Jeff Frazier, vice president and manager of Gaylor Jeffersonville.
Gaylor employed as many as 500 electricians on site during peak electrical construction for galvanizing process and continues to provide specialized services testing machinery and performing routine maintenance as TK ramps up operations in its Hot and Cold rolling mills.
“This is a fast-paced, high intensity job. We have a crew on location at all times and strictly adhere to site specific safety conditions,” said Frazier. “There are a lot of special equipment needs with a project of this caliber. Our electricians work on high lifts 100 feet off the ground.”
According to Frazier, Gaylor’s $40 million dollar installation package involves the electrical installation of High Voltage transformers and Substations, Process line equipment and Instrumentation. In addition, Gaylor’s project team was responsible for supplying general power and lighting throughout the 900,000 square foot facility. as well as working in tandem with other trades to detect and correct clashes of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
The factory operates 24-hours per day, 365 days per year, and will eventually provide 2,700 jobs. The plant will manufacture and process carbon and stainless steel for high-value applications serving automotive, packaging, construction, electrical and utility industries, and will provide material for manufacturers of appliances, precision machinery and engineered products.