Results for category "Manufacturing"

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Dumpster run-off containment


dumpster-run-offDo to changing rules in the EPA. Companies have to continue to find ways to keep chemicals and oils from reaching soils. This is a concrete containment area, which was installed at a bearing manufacturing plant. The objective is to provide containment with easy access, a simple way to remove rain water, and keep area clean.

New Press Foundation

concrete-manufacturing-floor press-foundationThis is the installation of a new press foundation in-between two existing press machines. The objective was for the plant to be able to continue to operate during the construction phase. Specialized electric equipment was used to cut the concrete and excavate due to the working environment. The foundation was 3 feet in-between the two ends which were 5 foot thick with recesses and trenches for tracks. This machine also included 4 robot foundations.



Center Trench Drain – Performed while plant continued to run

Chemical resistant fiberglass drain B 7-11-16 Chemical resistant fiberglass drain 7-11-16This is a factory that we pulled 185’ x 40’ slab inside the building out and installed a new floor with center trench drain to carry fluids for process with a fiberglass floor on top to keep area clean. We removed the floor while plant continued to run, installed new chemical resistant fiberglass drain, new epoxy coated floor.

New Foundation for a Packaging Machine built in Germany

Dom Packaging 4-1-14 press 6 #6 WebThis is a new foundation for a machine built in Germany that has never been built before or installed anywhere in the United States. We had to assist the owner in design and execution of this project. The support of the plates into the new 3′ thick concrete was a challenge the design team know what they wanted but could tell us how to do the install because it never had been done. We designed a steel support system that allowed us to span the opening and adjust the plates so that they would be perfectly level prior to the pour and after the pour.


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W.J. Rapp is in the process of installing a new press foundation.

Press  concrete foundationW.J. Rapp is in the process of installing a new press foundation. This new unit will be approximately 180’ long x 12’ wide with a depth of 2’ to 4’ with #7 rebar. This foundation will also have two 8” x 24” I beams flush with floor for unit to set on.

This is another location of a manufacture that we used the mine-exhaust equipment to remove existing slab and install new 24” and 48” thick foundation inside of building. This equipment allows us to work without interrupting the operation of the customer.

Structural Concrete

W.J. Rapp Concrete Structure RepairW.J. Rapp performs structure pump base and grouting for Columbia Gas in remote location. Picture indicates concrete stress cracks and base plate deterioration. Finish pictures show foundation base that is repaired (brought back to life without replacement).

Sprinkling Systems Fire Line Repairs

WJ Rapp Sprinkling1W.J. Rapp works with one of the local Fire Sprinkler Companies providing concrete removal and excavation inside of factories and food processing plants.

This type of work takes electric, propane and equipment with exhaust cleaning apparatuses that can work in the parameters of the food business, medical and tobacco.


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