If it weren’t for technology, Lee Company might still be working on its first design-build project for Claborn Manufacturing in North Alabama: The structural measurements provided were wrong. Fortunately, Lee Company conducted its own 3D scan. That data helped shape a detailed, virtual model, and the fab shop team created 40-foot plumbing and mechanical racks that fit perfectly. Technology and teamwork went hand-in-hand throughout this nearly $4.9 million project: Everyone pulled together to get this industrial makeover done right. With more Claborn jobs now underway, this project is a huge success for North Alabama, no matter how you measure it!

Square Footage:

330,000 square feet

Duration: 10 months

Scope of Work:

  • Complete rebuild of an existing facility. Lee Company handled design-build, with responsibility for mechanical, plumbing, sheet metal and controls
  • BIM design
  • Prefab and installation of (8) bathroom batteries
  • Prefab of pipe racks; roughly 3,000 feet of pipe were installed in the first two weeks
  • Installation of (30) vertical racks, 42 feet in length
  • Installation of (80) horizontal racks, 20 feet in length
  • Installation of (2) 115-ton, (1) 40-ton Air Rotation Units
  • Installation of (13) RTU’s, (8) 10-ton, (4) 25-ton, (1) 17.5-ton
  • Installation of (2) 950,000 BTU Direct Gas Fired, Blow-Thru Heaters
  • Installation of (5) Mitsubishi Mini-Splits
  • Installation of (2) 200-ton Trane Chillers
  • Installation of (1) 60-ton Make up air unit
  • Installation of (5) sanitary lift stations
  • Installation of (95) various plumbing fixtures

Awards: ABC Award Winner