This past summer we had the pleasure of working with Weyerhaeuser at their Columbia Falls, MT manufacturing facility. As part of their pursuant efforts to make their facility more and more environmentally friendly, Weyerhaeuser needed to renovate the waste scrubber building.
This nearly 30ft tall building houses a chemical scrubbing system that removes the toxins from the waste produced in the milling process and allows the clean remains to burn off in a controlled environment.
Our crew was brought in to strip down and clean out the old building. The first five photos show the original condition of the building. There was significant rust and corrosion damage to the outer sheeting and girts. As you can see from the photos, we stripped the building down to the main frame, repainted and then re-sheeting the building inside and out. We also added insulation to the building for more control over the internal environment of the scrubbing system. Our friends at Chief provided the metal sheeting and helped us develop a system to erect this structure with some pretty severe limitations.
One of the things that made this project so unique was the added safety measures. We were dealing with a lot of very toxic chemicals that required full has-mat suits and extreme safety precautions.
Throughout it all, Our crew here at IMS was able to complete each task and maintain exceptional safety ratings. We are very proud of the finished product and of our partnership with Weyerhaeuser and look forward to working with them more in the future.