IVP Plastics Manufacturing Facility

Washington, IL

One of the main manufacturing buildings at the IVP plant in Washington, IL collapsed due to snow drifting on March 24, 2018. The destroyed building was quickly demolished, and a new clear-span pre-engineered building constructed in its place.


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The Challenge

Replacing Collapsed Section of the Building

Eight inches of heavy, wet snow piled up and then drifted as a spring blizzard hammered Central Illinois with wind gusts of up to 40 mph. This was all too much for the existing 26-year-old structure that housed 17 of the factory’s 19 presses and most of its manufacturing capabilities.

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The Process

PJ Hoerr helped IVP staff relocate equipment and materials so that manufacturing could continue in temporary locations. Once that was complete, PJ Hoerr quickly demolished the damaged building and oversaw the design and construction of a new clear span, pre-engineered steel replacement.

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The Result

Even in their temporary facilities, the plant still maintained record sales and earned industry honors. The new building was designed and constructed in record time and the equipment reinstalled in a modern, efficient facility.

From Left - Daryl Lindemann - IVP President/CEO, Tim Durdel - PJH Project Superintendent, Joe Hart - PJH President, Brian Rumpf - PJH Project Manager