Paper Mill Steel Repairs

Cincinnati Paperboard is a high-capacity recycling plant. When it faced complex repairs that seemed destined to shut down operations, they called SSRG to find innovative solutions.

The recycling facility contains a 10-ton overhead crane. The crane’s supporting steel frame and railing was substantially deteriorated. It was imperative that the plant’s owner, Greif, replace the structural steel frame and runway.

The problem

Unfortunately, the structural steel in need of repair was adjacent to the active rollers of the paper recycling machine. The machine runs 24-7-365. Shutting it down, even temporarily, was not an option. After being told over and over again that their project was “impossible,” Greif called SSRG.

The fix

To access the old equipment and update it, workers handled the materials under a low roof, over and across the active machine. SSRG created a solution that modified the original design details. They also:

  • Invested in extensive pre-planning
  • Held regular meetings at project milestones
  • Innovated customized rigging equipment

Add to all this the average SSRG courage, confidence, and never-quit attitude, and SSRG was able to complete the necessary repairs with minimal disruption to plant operations.

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