There are two primary differences that set the recent ductwork fabrication job apart from the typical projects manufactured at The Rose Corporation. It is the first job for which The Rose Corporation held primary responsibility for producing detailed, manufacturing drawings from customer-supplied general arrangement drawings.
Bob Cutlip, The Rose Corporation’s pre-production cell leader, said the most challenging part for his team was breaking down the many pieces and parts to be manufactured and then organizing these parts into packages of subassemblies for release to the production teams. “We had to build and ship product in the proper sequence as required by assembly technicians onsite at the customer's faciltiy” Bob Cutlip said.
Rose Project Manager, Daryl Showalter, had this to say about the project: “Thanks to Bob Cutlip’s and Mitch Gould’s attention to detail while producing drawings, the job flowed smoothly through the shop.”
The second difference setting this project apart from the norm at The Rose Corporation is that this job required detailed tracking and management of considerably more pieces and parts than our usual projects. Scott Faust, Rose Corporation Production Manager, said, “Managing and organizing so many different parts throughout the shops and onto trucks for shipment was the most challenging aspect of this ductwork project” and added that despite this challenge there were no real hiccups with the job.
A total of 230 individual pieces of framework and ductwork were fabricated and delivered on time and within budget. The pieces are currently being installed at the job site in Spencer, MA.
We received the order on October 27th and the final shipment went out on January 17th, exactly 12 weeks from the date Rose received the order.
Says Daryl Showalter, “The entire shop should be proud of accomplishing this project. It required nearly 2,400 labor hours to get this done. That equates to roughly 200 man-hours per week. It’s another job that was well done by all Rose employees involved in the project!”
Here are a few pictures of the ductwork being trucked out and then installed on the roof-top site: