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Facility Maintenance Excellence: Lubricates Company in Harvey, IL

Location: Harvey, Illinois
Industry:
Manufacturing
Location:
Harvey, Illinois
Services Performed:
Degreasing
Sq footage of work:
10,000 sq. ft.

Client Background

Known for its meticulous production and distribution of a wide range of lubricants and related specialties, this client is a hallmark of performance, sustainability, safety, reliability, and efficiency in the lubricant industry.

Operating in Harvey, Illinois, the client specifically handles industrial lubricants relevant to manufacturing, embodying the company's promise of delivering technology that offers tangible returns. With a massive client base of over 100,000 entities from diverse sectors, the company is committed to developing innovative and custom solutions that meet the ever-evolving demands of its clientele.

Facility Description

The Harvey facility encompasses a substantial area, with this project spotlighting a 10,000 sq. ft. section housing approximately 12 tanks and 800 linear feet of rails, support structures, and columns. This space is integral for the company's operation, serving as a significant hub for processing and handling industrial lubricants.

Requested Maintenance

In anticipation of an internal customer showcase, the company needed a thorough cleaning and refurbishment of their Harvey-based facility, specifically the 10,000 sq. ft. area mentioned. Given the labor-intensive nature of the cleaning process, a professional team was required to degrease, powerwash, and hand wipe the area to pristine condition.

Decision Driver and Timing

The driving factor for this maintenance project was to prepare for showcasing the facility and clean production line in operation. Given the timeframe, the task was assembled on the Friday before Labor Day weekend, with work commencement slated for the following Tuesday.

Scope of Work

  • Execution of intensive cleaning processes, including degreasing all areas of the facility.
  • Powerwashing to remove stubborn stains and residues.
  • Detailed hand wiping for areas requiring gentle and precise cleaning.
  • Efficient communication and coordination on-site to facilitate a smooth workflow, ensuring that as one area was completed, the subsequent one was prepped and ready for cleaning.

Notable Details

Quick Mobilization and Communication

Given the time-sensitive nature of the project, the crew was swiftly mobilized with all necessary materials and equipment ready for deployment immediately after the Labor Day weekend. The foreman exemplified commendable leadership and communication skills, effectively coordinating with the client to ensure a seamless transition between the cleaning phases of different areas within the facility.

Labor-Intensive Cleaning

Given the nature of products handled at the facility, the cleaning process was highly labor-intensive. This detailed work ensured not only a visually pleasing environment but also one that adhered to the highest standards of cleanliness and operational efficiency required in the lubricant manufacturing sector.

Client Satisfaction

The project was executed seamlessly, meeting the urgent needs of the company while adhering to stringent cleanliness standards. The client expressed satisfaction with the efficient communication, quick mobilization, and high quality of cleaning delivered, ensuring the facility was in top condition for the executive visit. With the facility’s aesthetics and function improved, our client was poised to confidently showcase their operations to their international guests, underlining their commitment to excellence in their field.

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Industry:
Manufacturing
Location:
Harvey, Illinois
Services Performed:
Degreasing
Sq footage of work:
10,000 sq. ft.
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