Renovation of Food-Grade Evaporation Salt Plant

AIG Food Ingredients, Installation, Mining and Minerals, Project Management

  Customer: North American Mineral Producer General Contractor: Galyon Brothers Construction Structural Engineer: Engineering Consultants Installed Cost: $2 million , This $2-million capital project renovated the century-old vacuum building of the plant’s vacuum pan evaporation process. The AIG team was responsible for several phases of the project: Structural engineering design of shoring to support wooden structure during demolition. Mechanical engineering …

Salt Processing Facility

AIG Mining and Minerals, Project Management, Specialty Chemicals

New Johnsonville, Tennessee Installed cost – $8.5 million The salt plant receives dried salt from an existing titanium dioxide facility’s effluent recovery process, then processes it for final shipment. Project for the new plant included a bulk truck and rail loading system, warehouse for shipments of palletized product by truck and rail, bulk storage silos, food-grade bagging line, office and …

Finish Silo Dust Collection System

AIG Building Materials, Mining and Minerals, Project Management

Lafarge Cement, now Central Plains Cement Co. | Sugar Creek, Missouri American Industrial Group designed and installed dust collection systems for two sets of finished cement silos. Meeting the customer’s budget and specific schedule was critical to the success of this project. The project included demolition of the old system and installation of two new collectors with connecting ducts.

Salt Mine Head Frame

AIG Mining and Minerals, Project Management

Independent Salt Co. | Kanopolis, Kansas When the decades-old wooden head frame structure was nearing the stage of a catastrophic failure, Independent Salt contracted with AIG to replace it with a new steel structure. The head frame supports the large sheave wheels (pulleys) that haul up skips loaded with salt from the bottom of the mine. The steel structure was …

Limestone Fines Classification

AIG Detailed Design, Mining and Minerals, Project Management

Mississippi Lime Company | Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Installed cost – $800,000 The owner selected the equipment for an air classification system designed to separate 5-micron limestone dust particles from the mine run “raw material stream.” Project required designing a system that integrated all new and existing equipment in an existing fully operational area of the plant. The solution utilized existing …

Salt Storage Dome

AIG Mining and Minerals

North American Salt Company | Chicago, Illinois Installed cost – $550,000 The salt evaporation plant stores rock salt in two concrete domes. One dome collapsed, and structural damage was identified on the second dome. AIG analyzed detailed “repair or replace” options, then managed the entire construction process to rebuild the dome, from design and building permits acquisition to field engineering …

Salt Plant Consolidation

AIG Mining and Minerals, Project Management

IMC Global | Lyons, Kansas Installed cost – $8.6 million The customer closed one plant and moved part of the processing equipment to an existing facility. New features included a warehouse with truck loading docks, a packaging room, a 125-foot tall mill building with bins and equipment, and a new office and lab. Structural steel for the mill building and …