MJW Installing New HVAC System For Leading Central Florida Food Processor // August 2019

In March of 2019, MJW Consolidated was contracted to install an HVAC system in a new packaging facility line at Tropicana, a leading food processor in Central Florida.

The project involved procuring and installing specialized equipment to support a 10,000 CFM semi-custom air handler, which is approximately five times the size of what is found in an average-sized house.

Procurement of the equipment began in March, and the installation activities in May. In addition to the air handler, the project entailed the associated ductwork, chilled water piping, and related temperature controls, as well as replacement of three exhaust fans on the roof to remove fumes from the food process equipment.

"All trades have been involved in our work,” noted Audie Bailey, project manager. “Most notably were pipefitters and welders, along with carpenters, ironworkers and limited sub-contractors.”

Project completion is slated for late July or early August. MJW Consolidated had previously installed a new drainage system at the same facility, with that project completed in April.

MJW Facilitates Chlorine Dioxide Recovery at Georgia Paper Mill // July 2019

Port Wentworth LogoIn April 2019, MJW Consolidated installed a new platform to access process equipment used to recover chlorine dioxide (CLO2) from the papermaking process at a mill in Port Wentworth, Georgia, just outside of Savannah.

The International Paper facility uses CLO2 as part of its process to bleach wood pulp used to make a variety of paper products.

As a result, there’s a need to remove and recover the chemical and the ash is left behind.

“We began the project in early April to remove and install a new platform that provides access to the ash handling equipment,” said Kevin Schrader, MJW project manager.

He added, “Our ironworkers installed a new steel platform along with stairs to get to where the process equipment is housed.”

The CLO2 bleaching process is commonly used by more than 50% of U.S. paper mill operations. It’s necessary to remove the darker shades of wood pulp in order to create and enhance the whiteness of paper products.