It was a proud moment for Greystone Construction Company personnel when they overcame
some very stiff competition in the running for a national NAIOP award submitted for their work on the 100,000 sq. ft. addition for Chart Industries Inc., in New Prague. Receiving the award, from left are, Kevin O'Brien, President, Eric Bender, Director of Field Operations/Project Manager, Nikki Stokes, Assistant PM, and Jay Helgren, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Both Schweiss Doors are attached to the endwalls of the Chart Industries building. They are equipped with bottom drive motors and door base safety edges. Chart also requested a faster opening door, so Schweiss Doors put larger sprockets on them for increased operating speed.
Since Greystone Construction Company of Shakopee, Minnesota was formed in 1987, earning and receiving awards has been nothing new for them - their list of national and state awards for excellence, performance and merit are enough to decorate a large office or trophy room.
Its most recent acclamation was another national award presented at the 30th annual NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Ass'n.) Awards of Excellence Program. Previous awards at the national level include the National Associated Builders and Contractors, Excellence in Construction Eagle Award and an Award of Merit from this same organization. Their state awards are too numerous to mention.
This particular award from the NAIOP was given in the "Industrial Build-To-Suit Greater Than 100,000 Sq. Ft." category and was presented to Greystone Construction at a ceremony held at TCF Stadium on the U of M campus this year where over 300 professionals from the commercial real estate industry were in attendance.
NAIOP, comprised of 13,000-plus members in North America, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate.
Greystone submitted its 111,000 sq. ft. building expansion project at Chart, Inc. in New Prague, Minnesota for the award.
"We prevailed against some competition," explained Eric Bender, Project Manager and Director of Field Operations at Greystone. "This was the first time we entered the NAIOP awards and in our eyes the award is very significant and has some weight to it. It's kind of the Who's Who of the Twin Cities. To be tied in with that group meant a lot." He noted that two competing entries were for a 400,000 sq. ft. project and the Children's mega-hospital addition.
Through the use of a series of rollers and an orange circular support, the large vacuum-insulated 90,000 gallon capacity cryogenic tanks are rolled out of the Chart industries building. With the combination of the new building, and overhead crane and Schweiss Doors, Chart, Inc. increased its cycle time in geting the tanks out of the building.
So how do you get that good? Under the leadership of Kevin O'Brien, one of the founding members who became company President in 1989, Greystone Construction's vision has always been combining professional construction management with pre-engineered building systems. The company's initial focus was on aviation, food processing and waste processing. Bender said O'Brien still remains at that leadership position and shows up for work all day, everyday.
Greystone quickly gained a reputation as a construction company that made craftsmanship, quality and service its most important advantages. It wasn't long before the demand for Greystone's skills and abilities led the company to do business in numerous industry market segments throughout the Midwest and beyond to 14 other states. They were in demand for specialties in concrete, carpentry, fabric structures and pre-engineered buildings. Another primary reason for steady growth over the past 25 years has been based on building business relationship with their clients.
Part of that growth shows up in North Dakota where Greystone has another regional business office in downtown Bismarck where it serves customers in cities in and around the booming Bakken oil fields of western North Dakota. Greystone's primary focus in this area has been work on support industries for the oil fields such as warehouses, truck maintenance facilities, multi-family housing and they've also built a three-story bank.
Commercial, industrial and ag construction projects have kept their 71 employees primarily busy as well in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Greystone's skilled tradesmen, project managers, superintendents and supervisors are required to receive on-going training to update their knowledge and skills in management, construction techniques and safety. Its excellent safety record, well below the national average, has resulted in reduced workers compensation premiums and these savings are passed on to its clients. They also have a four-year apprenticeship program and many of their supervisors are certified instructors.
“We went with Schweiss Doors again because they are known in the
industry for their high quality doors. Schweiss delivered what they said
they would. Everything went well despite the installers having a very difficult
and muddy site to work at with 70 other contractors to work
around. They made it happen. Jeremy (at Schweiss Doors) was very
helpful with accurate specs delivered on time and the shop drawings
came out telling us everything we needed to know before sending them
to our engineers to properly size the supports.”
- Eric Bender
"Being safety conscious has definitely paid off. We're an ABC member with a "Platinum" level for safety. It keeps you competitive and everybody goes home after work. Safety is a big issue and a priority with many industries. Some won't even let you bid a job if you don't have a high safety record," noted Bender.
Chart, Inc. selected Greystone Construction Company to design and build their new manufacturing facility in New Prague. Groundbreaking was conducted on Oct. 15, 2012 and the building was completed in June of 2013. Chart, Inc. invested $23 million in this facility which manufactures large vacuum- insulated 90,000 gallon capacity cryogenic tanks for use in the liquified natural gas industry. They are the largest employer in New Prague. Upon completion, Chart estimated it added 80 new employees due to the expansion.
"We happen to be the 68th fastest growing company in the United States according to Fortune 500 magazine," noted Steve Thoresen, who is the manufacturing engineering manager at Chart, Inc.
Two Schweiss 34' x 30' Liftstrap Bifold doors with door base safety edges went on this new building. Chart uses the doors to crane lift large 14 ft. x 160 ft. long LNG completed tanks out of the building. Each door is equipped with a 3 h.p. bottom drive motor, and because they requested fast opening doors to save on heating costs in the winter, larger sprockets were placed on them for faster speed by Schweiss Doors as well.
"Our first Schweiss doors were a quantum leap. We removed two steps in getting our tanks and trailers out of the building. We chose Schweiss Doors because we have a straddle crane that goes in and out of the building for shipping. There are no other doors that worked for us that were as economical as a Schweiss Door, and I like their performance and craftsmanship," said Thoresen. "The Schweiss Doors improve our cycle time to meet customer demands. We like them very much and have never had any issues with them."
Two Schweiss 34 ft. wide liftstrap Bifold doors open up the building at each end to give a 30 ft. actual clear opening height.
Because they are so busy, he said they are constantly pushed each day to improve cycle times. Prior to having the Schweiss doors they would have to wait a day to get the large tanks out of building. Now the gantry crane can strap them up inside the building and move them out, and its done.
"We went with Schweiss Doors again because they are known in the industry for their high quality doors," explained Bender. We definitely had no issues and Schweiss delivered what they said they would. Everything went well despite the installers having a very difficult and muddy site to work at with 70 other contractors to work around. They made it happen. Jeremy (at Schweiss Doors) was very helpful with accurate specs delivered on time and the shop drawings came out telling us everything we needed to know before sending them to our engineers to properly size the supports."
Chart has some existing liftstrap Schweiss Bifold Doors, so that is probably why we went with bifold doors again instead of hydraulic doors," said Bender. Chart, Inc. is a global player
Chart Industries, Inc. makes equipment that is used throughout the global liquid gas supply chain for a wide variety of cryogenic and heat-transfer applications. They have three operating business units: Energy and Chemicals, Distribution and Storage and BioMedical.
A relatively young company, Chart was founded in 1986 and went public in 1992. In 1999 it doubled its size with the purchase of Minnesota Valley Engineering. Since then, Chart has evolved into a leaner, more efficient operation: it reduced its global manufacturing sites from 20 to 11 while completing six acquisitions prior to 2009. Chart's sales increased to $744 million in 2008 from $266 million in 2003. Today Chart employs around 3,000 people worldwide.
Chart's bulk storage and vacuum insulated pipe systems are used on Aerospace launch pads delivering extremely high flow rates of liquid hydrogen and oxygen. Biotechnology is another field that Chart services. A sufficient supply of high-quality liquid nitrogen is needed to keep valuable biological samples stored indefinitely. Any interruption in supply can result in the loss of many years of research. Chart is also the technology leader in HALT/HASS chamber design (using liquid nitrogen for cooling), electronic control systems.
The circular support gives you a good indication of the diameter of the large LNG tank size. These tanks are distributed worldwide for use in the liquified natural gas industry.
Cryotech International, a division of Chart Inc., also provides liquid nitrogen dosing systems primarily for food and beverage packaging and food freezing industry use. Metal fabrication processing and Waste Water treatment systems rely on Chart for thermal cutting and use of ozone in treating drinking
The healthcare and medical fields utilize Chart for a wide range of medical systems for liquid storage and dispensing of gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and nitrous oxide. Oxygen therapy and hyperbaric chambers require stringent gas requirements. Hospital MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) involves superconducting magnets bathed in liquid helium. These are just a fraction of the services and fields that Chart Industries touches on a daily basis all over the world.
With natural gas poised to overtake coal as the world's second largest fuel source and Liquefied Natural Gas set to take an increased share of the overall gas supply picture, Charts mission critical Heat Exchanger and Cold Box products are central to the industry's development around the world.
Greystone Construction Company
There's another award on the line for Greystone Construction. They have entered the Chart, Inc. project in ABCs 2013 Excellence of Construction category that will be judged and presented on January 31, 2014. It's a pretty good bet they'll be a top runner in that competition as well.
Chart Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of standard and custom-engineered products and systems for a wide variety of cryogenic and heat transfer applications. The New Prague, Minnesota facility is focused on manufacturing vacuum-insulated vessels up to 90,000 gallon capacity for storage and distribution of liquefied gases. Their New Prague facility building is 275,000 square feet and located on 30 acres. Their facility is ideal for vacuum-insulated equipment and large material handling capabilities and their testing equipment ensures precision manufacturing for large-scale components.
Since Greystone Construction Company of Shakopee, Minnesota was formed in 1987, earning and receiving awards has been nothing new for them - their list of national and state awards for excellence, performance and merit are enough to decorate a large office or trophy room. Read More And See A lot More
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