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High Liner Foods Industrial Engineering Project


Summit Engineering has aided this major provider of frozen fish products with small industrial engineering project support at various facilities throughout New England. Most recently, High Liner Foods was experiencing problems with a steel column settlement issue. Summit determined that the change in use of the interior workspace resulted in columns, once in sub-zero environments, were now exposed to normal temperatures and humidity levels. The initial Freezer design employed dense wood blocking beneath column baseplates to prevent thermal conductivity into the foundation system. These dense wood blocks, under freezing temperatures, were inert. The normal temperatures and higher humidity resulted in the rot of the blocking and the resulting column settlement. Summit designed a procedure to safely jack the columns and repair the column bases.

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