Heraeus awards 2018


In the spring of 2016, Heraeus Precious Metals began a multi-million dollar expansion of its Wartburg, Tenn., plant with Lee Company. This complex project is now an award-winning project! Heraeus has been honored with Excellence in Construction awards from the Greater Tennessee and North Alabama chapters of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Congratulations to the Lee Company pros who worked on the job!

Heraeus received the 2018 Eagle Award from the Greater Tennessee Associated Builders and Contractors chapter and the 2018 Merit Award from the North Alabama Associated Builders and Contractors Chapter.


Precious metals are too valuable to waste. Recycling precious metals creates both bottom-line and sustainability advantages for Heraeus customers in the chemical, electronics, automotive, and jewelry industries.

With demand growing, Heraeus needed a 30,000 square-foot expansion of the company’s precious metal treatment and storage facility. ASAP. Given the compressed time schedule and complicated assignment, Heraeus chose Lee Company.

With just a few weeks to design, engineer, fabricate, and install over 2,500 linear feet of rounded ductwork, our team used the full breadth of Lee Company capabilities to deliver. Every step in the turnkey project process mattered, from scheduling to prefabrication to installation.

We worked with Heraeus and on-site contractors to create a schedule that included design, spooling, fabrication, and first deliveries of ductwork in just under two weeks.

Creating efficiencies every step of the way, Lee Company was able to compress the timeline. You could say we put the pedal to the metal – finishing ahead of time with 5,000 man-hours worked and no recorded accidents.

When you have a project that really needs to shine, give us a call. The award-winning team at Lee Company is always ready to help.

P.S. Heraeus was one of 10 Lee Company projects honored with a 2018 ABC award – and several of those projects received multiple awards! All together, Lee Company took home 17 ABC awards this year. That’s incredible. We greatly appreciate this industry recognition of our dedicated professionals and their work. Thanks to our team and clients. We couldn’t do it without you!

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