Project: Thai Summit

Location: 1480 W. McPherson, Howell, MI 48843

Description: Thai Summit America Corporation, is a leading sheet metal stamping facility located in Howell, MI.  The Howell facility is comprised of two plants covering over one million square feet of production space, operating 24 hours a day – 7 days a week to provide just in time delivery to their customer base.

Gray Construction was hired to expand Plant #2 by over 60,000 square feet to accommodate three new stamping presses ranging from 800-1200 tons.  The expansion was to include provisions for the facility to add two additional presses with-in a 5 year window.  Goyette Mechanical Co. was brought on board during the design phase of the project and hired as a design assist contractor to perform all Mechanical & Plumbing activities.    Through Gray Construction & Goyette Mechanical design staff, the facilities mechanical systems included:

–        Mechanical Heating of over 60,000 sq. ft. Industrial Facility

–        Production activity calculations for fresh air requirements

–        Typical plumbing layouts for code compliant expansion

–        Sanitary Lift Stations

–        Compressed Air Plant

–        Industrial Oil & Waste Oil Systems

–        10,000 galloon oil holding tanks

Unique to this site, the owner’s requirement for no roof penetrations or roof mounted equipment adds a challenge to keep air rotating throughout the facility for even distribution.  With the use of louvers, exhaust fans and air rotation units the facility operates 24 hours a day with-in ASHRAE Standards to provide a comfortable working environment to all production staff.