Experiences

Addressing Unique Job Site Demands

McKenney’s overcame obstacles to install a process chiller and industrial package cooling unit at a packaging manufacturing plant.

THE CHALLENGE

The manufacturer’s cooling system was no longer reliable. At the worksite, there was not reasonable access to the plant’s rooftop to install the new air handling unit (AHU) and chiller on the side of the building. Also, careful coordination was needed to install the package unit and chiller simultaneously—with the plant’s production levels dependent on chilled water.

THE SOLUTION

To gain access to the rooftop, the McKenney’s team coordinated with a neighboring facility and a local crane company to position a crane on the neighboring property. To install the chiller, McKenney’s met the customer’s last-minute request to reconfigure the piping necessary for other long-term maintenance and operation goals. Then, the team shut down the system during a short 36-hour window to quickly disconnect and reconnect piping without significantly disrupting production.

THE RESULTS

By leveraging its design/build expertise and coordination skills, McKenney’s completed the installation on time and under budget while exceeding the customer’s expectations.

Project Name

Industrial Chiller and Air Handling Change-Out

Location

Charlotte, North Carolina

Team

Owner: Packaging Industry Manufacturer
Contractor: McKenney’s, Inc.

Specializations
  • Design/Build
Markets
  • Industrial