AEROSPACE

CA UTAS Wheels and Brakes Carbon Manufacturing Facility

Coast Machinery Movers removed a 15’ diameter by 25’ tall furnace weighing in at 100,000 lbs. Due to the confined nature of the customers site there was no easy way to get it out of the building. Thinking outside the box Coast proposed a roof hatch solution that would allow both the existing furnace to be removed, and the future furnace to be installed without requiring a plant shutdown.

To accommodate the customer’s needs Coast provided a full package system including removing all existing connections to the furnace, constructing the roof hatch, removing the existing furnace, modifying and expanding the existing foundation, installing the new furnace system, and reconnecting the new furnace. This project involved multiple levels of detailed planning to coordinate all actions while functioning in an operational facility and maintain a strict adherence to safety standards.

CA UTAS Wheels and Brakes Carbon Manufacturing Facility

Coast Machinery Movers removed a 15’ diameter by 25’ tall furnace weighing in at 100,000 lbs. Due to the confined nature of the customers site there was no easy way to get it out of the building. Thinking outside the box Coast proposed a roof hatch solution that would allow both the existing furnace to be removed, and the future furnace to be installed without requiring a plant shutdown.

To accommodate the customer’s needs Coast provided a full package system including removing all existing connections to the furnace, constructing the roof hatch, removing the existing furnace, modifying and expanding the existing foundation, installing the new furnace system, and reconnecting the new furnace. This project involved multiple levels of detailed planning to coordinate all actions while functioning in an operational facility and maintain a strict adherence to safety standards.

Mastadon Autoclave Project

With the closure of Northrop Grumman’s B-2 M Bomber Facility in Pico Rivera, California, Coast Machinery Movers was contracted to move Northrop Grumman’s composite structure manufacturing operation to Hill Air Force Base, in Clearfield, Utah. Among several pieces of machinery and equipment was a sixty-five foot long, nineteen foot in diameter, three hundred thousand pound autoclave. The contract consisted of disassembling all mechanical and electrical components of the autoclave, rigging the large vessel and moving it about a quarter of a mile to an onsite parking lot.

Once situated in the parking lot, a combination of beams, dollies and tractors were assembled totaling approximately two hundred and fifty feet in length. The one hundred and eight tire transporter moved the autoclave from Pico Rivera through the streets of Los Angeles over the Cajon Pass, up interstate 395 through the High Sierra Mountains and across Nevada to Utah. The seven hundred and fifty mile journey ended on schedule and successfully with the autoclave nestled on its foundation in its new home at Hill Air Force Base.

Mastadon Autoclave Project

With the closure of Northrop Grumman’s B-2 M Bomber Facility in Pico Rivera, California, Coast Machinery Movers was contracted to move Northrop Grumman’s composite structure manufacturing operation to Hill Air Force Base, in Clearfield, Utah. Among several pieces of machinery and equipment was a sixty-five foot long, nineteen foot in diameter, three hundred thousand pound autoclave. The contract consisted of disassembling all mechanical and electrical components of the autoclave, rigging the large vessel and moving it about a quarter of a mile to an onsite parking lot.

Once situated in the parking lot, a combination of beams, dollies and tractors were assembled totaling approximately two hundred and fifty feet in length. The one hundred and eight tire transporter moved the autoclave from Pico Rivera through the streets of Los Angeles over the Cajon Pass, up interstate 395 through the High Sierra Mountains and across Nevada to Utah. The seven hundred and fifty mile journey ended on schedule and successfully with the autoclave nestled on its foundation in its new home at Hill Air Force Base.

Air Force One

The Homeward Bound team contracted with Coast Machinery Movers to move the aircraft from San Bernardino to the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California via heavy transport truck. The six hour, 100 mile journey began at 11 p.m. June 20, 2003, and the airplane arrived at the Reagan Library at 5 a.m., the next morning.

The fuselage weighed about 60,000 pounds and was fitted with special dollies at the nose and main landing gear locations that could be rotated 90 degrees in either direction even with weights up to 300,000 lbs. The dollies also had built-in hydraulics so the fuselage could be lowered to within inches of the ground to go under overpasses and then be raised back up for up to 30 mph traveling speeds.

The fuselage was moved intact with a total length of approximately 150 feet and was set up to accommodate a maximum height restriction of 15′ 8″. All equipment that was used was certified by the California Highway Patrol. Coast Machinery Movers assisted in the moving and reassembly of Air force One upon arrival.

 

 

Air Force One

The Homeward Bound team contracted with Coast Machinery Movers to move the aircraft from San Bernardino to the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California via heavy transport truck. The six hour, 100 mile journey began at 11 p.m. June 20, 2003, and the airplane arrived at the Reagan Library at 5 a.m., the next morning.

The fuselage weighed about 60,000 pounds and was fitted with special dollies at the nose and main landing gear locations that could be rotated 90 degrees in either direction even with weights up to 300,000 lbs. The dollies also had built-in hydraulics so the fuselage could be lowered to within inches of the ground to go under overpasses and then be raised back up for up to 30 mph traveling speeds.

The fuselage was moved intact with a total length of approximately 150 feet and was set up to accommodate a maximum height restriction of 15′ 8″. All equipment that was used was certified by the California Highway Patrol. Coast Machinery Movers assisted in the moving and reassembly of Air force One upon arrival.

Northrop Installation

Coast Machinery Movers, acting as installation general contractor, received over 200 truckloads of machinery components representing 25 SNK and Cincinnati double gantry profilers for Northrop’s Hawthorne Facility. Coast Machinery Movers assumed total project responsibility from receiving through startup. As a result of the successful completion of this project, Coast Machinery Movers has emerged as the contractor of choice in Southern California for profiler installations and relocations.

Northrop Installation

Coast Machinery Movers, acting as installation general contractor, received over 200 truckloads of machinery components representing 25 SNK and Cincinnati double gantry profilers for Northrop’s Hawthorne Facility. Coast Machinery Movers assumed total project responsibility from receiving through startup. As a result of the successful completion of this project, Coast Machinery Movers has emerged as the contractor of choice in Southern California for profiler installations and relocations.

Rockwell International Equipment

Coast Constructors erected the Orbiter Lifting Facility which enabled NASA to load the Space Shuttle Endeavor for transport from its point of manufacture in Palmdale to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The installation of this framework, which is 95 feet high and has a lifting capacity of 300,000 lbs. with three 50 ton electric motors, was scheduled to be completed in 84 days.

Coast Constructors, in spite of adverse weather conditions, compressed the schedule and finished the project in 49 days. We had to overcome adverse site conditions, such as inadequate power and water, but brought in our own generators and equipment at no additional cost to the customer.

Coast Constructors also load tested the framework with massive concrete weights. Rockwell awarded Coast Constructors their 1990 exceptional Company Performance Award for its accomplishments on this project.

 

Rockwell International Equipment

Coast Constructors erected the Orbiter Lifting Facility which enabled NASA to load the Space Shuttle Endeavor for transport from its point of manufacture in Palmdale to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The installation of this framework, which is 95 feet high and has a lifting capacity of 300,000 lbs. with three 50 ton electric motors, was scheduled to be completed in 84 days.

Coast Constructors, in spite of adverse weather conditions, compressed the schedule and finished the project in 49 days. We had to overcome adverse site conditions, such as inadequate power and water, but brought in our own generators and equipment at no additional cost to the customer.

Coast Constructors also load tested the framework with massive concrete weights. Rockwell awarded Coast Constructors their 1990 exceptional Company Performance Award for its accomplishments on this project.

Seismic Retrofitting of Large Wood Structure

Coast Constructors seismically retrofitted one of the largest wood structures in the United States, with a gross area of 954,000 Sq Ft. Our crews poured 1600 cubic yards of concrete, erected 1425 tons of steel, installed 200,000 fasteners and 205,000 board feet of lumber to strengthen this massive structure. Truss strengthening included work on 50 foot, 100 foot and 150 foot clear span trusses using both steel and wood reinforcing. We enlarged 160 foundations and installed 320 new 36 foot high wide flange steel columns.

Extensive relocation of mechanical and electrical utilities was required. Coast Constructors provided professional on-site project management including cost control, manpower allocation and scheduling. This complex project was completed without any production downtime in a facility that runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Coast Constructors managed an average of 75 men per day on this project.

 

Seismic Retrofitting of Large Wood Structure

Coast Constructors seismically retrofitted one of the largest wood structures in the United States, with a gross area of 954,000 Sq Ft. Our crews poured 1600 cubic yards of concrete, erected 1425 tons of steel, installed 200,000 fasteners and 205,000 board feet of lumber to strengthen this massive structure. Truss strengthening included work on 50 foot, 100 foot and 150 foot clear span trusses using both steel and wood reinforcing. We enlarged 160 foundations and installed 320 new 36 foot high wide flange steel columns.

Extensive relocation of mechanical and electrical utilities was required. Coast Constructors provided professional on-site project management including cost control, manpower allocation and scheduling. This complex project was completed without any production downtime in a facility that runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Coast Constructors managed an average of 75 men per day on this project.

 

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