Yale Mechanical offers a comprehensive range of Millwright and industrial contractor capabilities. Here are just a few examples:
Watch as millwrights from Yale Mechanical replace old grain elevator equipment and install a new bridge, conveyor and support towers.
H.B. Fuller reached out to Yale Mechanical to install a fall protection system (FPS) for the company’s Columbia Heights location. Given the variety of weather conditions in which workers access the top of tank container trucks (rain, wind, ice and more), maneuvering on top can be dangerous. Because no FPS can be reliably installed on the trucks themselves, H.B. Fuller required a permanent external system located where the trucks would typically be parked.
The apparatus installed by Yale Mechanical features a safety harness attached to the support system, which workers are strapped into as they maneuver on top of tank container trucks for access, loading, maintenance, offloading and more. Should a worker slip, they are safely suspended by the harness.
Coca-Cola required a safe way to reach the top of these mixing tanks in the mixing room of their bottling plant. Yale Mechanical determined that a stainless-steel platform was the best way to reliably and safely provide the access they needed.
The platform above the tanks is surrounded by a guard rail and connected to ground level by a staircase, also complete with a handrail. The staircase and platform allow workers to access the tanks as well as piping running along the ceiling for safe and easy maintenance.
General Mills’ oat mill in Fridley produces oat flour for Cheerios, Lucky Charms and other cereals. It’s also the company’s first biomass-powered plant, burning oat hulls to produce 90 percent of the steam needed to heat the plant.
Using a 220-ton crane, Yale Mechanical millwright technicians installed a support structure, platform and additional conveyor equipment for the grain-handling apparatus. At 170 feet, the installation required careful and accurate field assembly, and work was conducted during both operating hours and plant shutdown as available.
Our team of millwrights removed the existing 12 oz. can line and installed a new state-of-the-art line that is capable of producing cans of multiple sizes.
Recovery Technology Solutions (RTS) received approval to build a state-of-the-art asphalt shingle recycling facility in Shakopee, MN. The plant extracts and separates asphalt and other materials from the shingles – including calcium carbonate, granite roofing granules, Fluff and sand – to be reused in different manufacturing processes.
Yale Mechanical’s Industrial Services division was selected to integrate and install the separation system for the new plant because of its experience in providing turnkey solutions for all equipment and resources required to complete a project of this magnitude in a very tight timeframe.
Yale Mechanical recently completed a major project at BNSF that involved the removal and replacement of a wheel lathe, which is used to true-up wheels on a locomotive. Our millwright team disassembled and removed the old equipment, then replaced the old foundation and support steel before finally unloading, setting and aligning the 60,000-lb piece of new equipment.
Kinder Morgan’s Dakota Bulk Terminal warehouse in St. Paul required a required a fall protection system to allow workers to safely access the top of storage silos along the Mississippi River. Yale Mechanical installed the fall protection system engineered to meet or exceed OSHA and ANSI Z359 standards. The structure includes a rail and trolley system to allow multiple workers to safely navigate work areas on top of silos.
Yale Mechanical recently completed a project for General Mills which consisted of removing two tripper belt conveyors that were 60-70 years old and replacing them with enclosed drag conveyors at the top of grain storage silos. An elevator was used to safely get employees and equipment to the bin top level.
Modified and redesigned all phases of automated equipment to increase production and quality.
Relocated a 5-layer extruder line from a DuPont plant on the east coast to General Plastic in Wisconsin.
Managed the turnkey installation of new equipment at this state-of-the-art grain sampling room.
Demolished the old bottling line and installed the new bottling line.
Yale Mechanical installed versatile racks designed to hold pallets of General Mills food products at the company’s Minneapolis location.
Provided and installed three large bulk storage tanks and a drag conveyor at this Bulk Terminal facility.
Relocated brew tanks at Summit Brewing’s location to allow for additional capacity.