MJW Consolidated Contracted by RockTenn for Paper Machine Removal // September 2013

MJW recently completed a critical project for RockTenn, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging. RockTeen contracted MJW to handle the removal and transportation of a full paper machine in just six months to meet a critical deadline for its plant in Jacksonville.

The project included match marking and removing certain paper machine sections; removing and scrapping other sections; and loading and transporting the saved sections on MJW trucks.

The project required the use of large rigging and machine-moving equipment, skilled tradesman and several large gang boxes of hand and power tools. To safely remove and load the machine, MJW mobilized equipment that included a 50-ton crane, three large forklifts, man lifts, machine-moving trailers, and storage trailers. The handpicked team included 18 of the company’s best tradesmen, a general foremen and a superintendent. MJW calculated the weight of each section being removed and determined the lifting points and method of removal from the building. Once the machine sections were outside the building, the team planned the transportation, including the load configuration and permitting requirements.

Safety was a major focus of RockTenn when choosing MJW as its partner. The project was finished with zero injuries and zero near misses. In addition, the work was completed in five and a half months, well within the plant’s deadline.

Leading biomass, pulp and paper producers rely on MJW Consolidated for all types of plant construction, expansion, repair and maintenance projects. 

Drax Biomass Selects Milton J. Wood as its Fire Protection Services Partner // August 2013

Milton J. Wood Fire Protection, a subsidiary of MJW Consolidated and a leading provider of design-build fire protection systems for the wood pellet manufacturing industry, has been selected to design and install fire protection and process control systems for two wood pellet plants located in Louisiana and Mississippi and the associated port storage and loading facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, projects of Drax Biomass.

Drax Biomass is a subsidiary of Europe's largest power company, Drax Group plc.  Drax Group is converting its coal-fired plants in the UK to sustainable and low-carbon footprint wood pellets, a new and emerging energy standard in Europe.  Milton J. Wood Fire Protection is an established leader in the design and install of fire protection systems for wood pellet plants and ports.  MJW designed and installed innovative fire protection systems in the world's largest pellet plants built by Green Circle Bio Energy in Cottondale, FL and by Georgia Biomass in Waycross, GA, as well as the largest pellet exporting facility in the US, Enviva Port of Chesapeake.

Milton J. Wood Fire Protection was selected by the Haskell Company to provide design-build services at the two Drax Biomass pellet producing plants and by Gray Construction to provide design-build services for the Port Allen Facility.

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