Schütz Container Plant Expansion
In 2014, Schütz Container came to the Rudolph Libbe Group for a 10,000-square-foot building expansion to its Perrysburg, Ohio, facility. The new space was needed for additional blow-mold injection machinery used to make intermediate bulk containers (IBC). The Schütz manufacturing facility makes 255-gallon containers used for bulk storage of liquids.
After reviewing the fast-track schedule needed for the addition – the project would be awarded in November and had to be complete in early February – it was determined that RLG’s Guided Process Solutions (GPS) was the best way to ensure the project could be finished on time for the plant’s capacity surge. This timing presented a major challenge in that the job site required enclosure prior to January when challenging winter weather conditions could slow construction.
RLG team members led the mechanical, machinery installation, and structural steel services which included metal siding and roofing. The electrical work involved relocating the existing transformer to make room for the building addition, and installation of new transformers to support it. Civil/site, concrete and masonry services were also self-performed by RLG.
After the new addition was complete, RLG built a 25,000-square-foot mezzanine structure – tying the old facility space to the new – while existing equipment remained in operation below it. Schütz experienced no downtime to its ongoing operations during the three-month interior and exterior construction projects.