GE Aviation Manufacturing Facility
Our team has been performing regular construction management services for GE Aviation, beginning with the initial construction of the manufacturing facility. The 112,000 sf facility was initially designed and constructed for the Oldham Company, who manufactured drill bits, router bits and other small tools. The facility was bought by Smith Aerospace and later acquired by GE Aviation for manufacturing rotating parts for jet engine turbines. The facility, with its 30’-0” clear structure and 8” concrete floors, was a perfect fit for the heavy industrial application that was required by the turbine manufacturing process.
In 2012, GE again came to Vannoy to expand and renovate the existing facility. The scope of work included the following projects:
- Cooling Tower: Addition of a pre-engineered metal building erected around and over the existing cooling tower, while maintaining full operation and function. The sprinkled shell warehouse space was intended to protect the cooling tower from the mountain region weather.
- Facilities Storage: 2,500 sf masonry wall with metal bar joist and TPO roof addition to the chemical storage area of the plant. The storage room houses by-product of machining processes such as cutting oils and hydraulic fluids. The addition contains full HVAC, electrical, lighting, sprinkler, and fire alarm systems, along with connection of the existing swipe card security system.
- Office Improvements: The remaining balance of the project budget was used for general repair and improvements to the office infrastructure. Our team renovated existing EIFIS façade, windows, and sidewalks around the administrative wing of the plant, as well as replaced floor covering and refinished several offices.