Integrated Power Services (IPS), a North American leader in the service and repair of electric motors, generators, and mechanical power transmission components, recently announced a capital transformation project of its service center in Litchfield, Minnesota. The project, scheduled to be complete in June, greatly enhances the facility’s production capacity and will generate 25 new jobs.
The IPS Litchfield Service Center offers in-shop repair, field services (including up-tower wind turbine), distribution and storage of critical assets. All industrial applications are served, including wind turbines, power plants, mining, ethanol plants, refineries, pipelines, steel mills, paper mills, cement plants, food and beverage, and manufacturing facilities.
The initial phase of the transformation project involved moving distribution products and stored customer assets out of the Litchfield Service Center and into a new facility in Dassel, Minnesota. This move created 7,500 square feet of additional production space in Litchfield. The transformation also included rearrangement of the service center layout, improving flow of customer assets through the repair process and reducing repair motion from eight miles down to one and a half mile.
The additional space and improved layout, along with the installation of eight new jib cranes, an additional bake oven and Core loss tester, a new paint booth, wash bay, and ice blast booth will allow the IPS Litchfield Service Center to add 25 jobs to its second shift.
“The Litchfield Service Center transformation project will allow us to better serve the needs and expectations of current and new customers,” said Nick Willing, Litchfield Service Center area general manager. “The additional capacity, facility upgrades, and jobs generated will double our repair throughput capabilities. This is great news for customers, as well as Litchfield and surrounding communities.”
Source: Integrated Power Services
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