Consisting of a vehicle assembly, paint shop, and metal center stamping/body shop, General Motors’ Lordstown Complex is among the highest volume single-line vehicle assembly facilities in the world with total production of over 14 million vehicles since production started in 1966. In early 2010, General Motors began retooling the Lordstown complex to prepare it for the production of their new compact vehicle—the Chevrolet Cruze.
A large part of the renovation was pouring new press pits in the metal center stamping/body shop. CCC was brought in as a design/build contractor for the installation of the press pit foundations. The fast-paced job was to be completed in under five months, and there was no room for missteps as the vehicle production schedule was extremely aggressive.
CCC was able to meet the project’s demands and demolish the existing press floor and foundation, install the new press pit and foundations for the relocation of the existing press, and get the MEP services ready for the new press machines on time and within budget. In the end, we installed over 151 tons of re-steel and laid over 1,900 cubic yards of concrete without a single recordable injury.