Tweet/Garot’s long history of dust collection work made us a top candidate for this project, which played a deciding factor in our participation. Our vast fabrication abilities and multiple fabrication shops allowed us to perform the work in the schedule allowed. We provided the sheet metal and piping labor primarily through the Michigan Upper Peninsula Unions with our leadership coming from Wisconsin. We are working side by side with operators, carpenters and mill rights.
Our expertise in dust collection and using correct practices in installation layout is critical. The ability of Tweet/Garot manufacturing facilities to weld heavy gauge ductwork, structural (hangers), and plate for stacks is also unique to the success of this project. The layout programs and fabrication process used in the Wrightstown, WI facility was critical in the coordination of timing the fabrication of the six separate dust collection systems on schedule. The whole nature of this project is to properly control excess dust throughout the process and contain it. The waste product is also reinjected and reused to maximize the use of the forest products. The filters are designed to maximize air quality.
The primary project challenges were meeting schedules and coordinating with the other contractors. Tweet/Garot provided on site project management for the duration of the project to coordinate with Miron management. Schedules were regularly changing to account for material delay issues and lead to day-to-day adjustments. In the end, both our project manager and superintendents were critical to achieve proper communication and coming up with solutions to unforeseen issues, to keep our team on schedule.