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BARK RECLAIMER SLEW BEARING REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION // May 2014

MJW Consolidated successfully completed a very difficult emergency repair project at our client’s facility in North Florida. The project consisted of removal and installation of the worn bearing and ring gear on a large bark reclaimer. The 8 foot in diameter 32 inch thick bearing and gear that weighed over 5000 lbs had to be removed using only hand tools and lifting the unit with chainfalls secured off the surrounding structure. We were unable to use a crane or any other heavy lifting equipment due to the location of this bearing deep into the debarker structure. All lifts were considered critical and were accompanied by complex calculations assuring that nothing was damaged in the process. The replacement bearing was installed using the exact same method.  Included in the installation of the new gear was the alignment of the drive motor to ensure proper backlash, to eliminate wear and to minimize process vibration. This project used a blended craft crew of millwrights and iron workers who worked 14-hour days and completed the entire complex project in days rather than weeks.

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Excellence in Safety // April 2014

7 0 MosaicawardWe are pleased to announce that Mosaic has awarded MJW Consolidated an Excellence in Safety Leadership and Performance award for work performed at their Bartow and New Wales Phosphate facilities during 2013. We are proud to be a new service provider to Mosaic and have completed 8,462 safe work hours during the last 6 months of 2013. This award recognizes not only our safety performance but our commitment to our Decision Making Process:

  • SAFETY - Nothing takes priority over safe actions.
  • PLANT OPERATIONS - We are guests in a facility making a product. Our actions must never interfere with this process.
  • QUALITY - Never sacrifice Quality for Speed, do it right the First Time.
  • SCHEDULE - Every project must have a schedule and the schedule must be communicated to everyone involved.
  • COST - To continue serving our clients, we must be both cost competitive and profitable.

The work we performed was both intricate and hazardous and involved all types of craft. We worked on projects that had tight schedules and involved complex rigging, welding, fabrication and installation processes. Thank you to all employees that have made this possible.