Southern Company/Mississippi Power // October 2013

MJW started the design and installation of fire protection and detection systems at the Southern Company’s new power plant located in Kemper, Mississippi in 2013. The Kemper County energy facility will be a state-of-the-art electric power plant that converts coal to gas reducing emissions. MJW has successfully completed previous Southern Company projects in the region.

MJW started the project in May 2013 with design, engineering and budgeting. The project is one of the company’s largest current systems with fire protection and detection system estimated at $4.5 million.

The Kemper plant has been a fast-paced project, requiring a team like MJW that could handle the project’s large size, complexity and ever-evolving customizations. MJW partnered with Southern Company from conception, helping to budget and design an efficient and flexible fire protection project that would meet the tight construction schedule.

In addition to MJW’s vast knowledge of and experience with fire protection and detection systems, the company’s work in the chemical industry was beneficial to the project. MJW has expertise in fire and explosion detection, protection and suppression systems for a wide range of special hazards, including chemicals, explosives, flammable liquids, electronics, combustible dusts, and more.

Milton J. Wood Fire Protection was formed in 1991 in response to industry demand for a full-service, design-build contractor capable of delivering fire protection, fire alarm and fire suppression systems. Offering end-to-end project services including consulting, engineering, fabrication, installation, inspection, and maintenance, MJW has successfully completed projects in 22 US states and 17 countries.

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.