Industrial Steel Processing Mills
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Since 1981 Blagrave & Duffey, Inc. had become one of the major suppliers and contractors of refractory projects to industrial steel processing mills in the southern United States. The acquisition of B&D strategically expands the Thorpe-Sunbelt engineering and refractory services into the industrial steel processing mill and metal forming/heat-treating industries. Further, this acquisition will add steel fabrication, conveying equipment and mechanical work capabilities to the Thorpe offering. In addition, Thorpe Specialty Services will provide additional resources for growth and enhanced project support. We are excited about the business development opportunities this combination will afford.
Thorpe-Sunbelt specializes in turnkey projects. Acting on behalf of the owner, TSI undertakes project management, arranges for a construction materials and labor, including sub-contractors, and ensures acceptance of the project by commissioning of component systems and certifies completion. Our turnkey projects may also include follow-on contractual services, such as testing, training, logistical, and operational support.
The advantages of a Thorpe-Sunbelt Inc. turnkey project include savings in costs and/or time, access to proprietary systems not otherwise available, special expertise for construction methods, simpler contractual arrangements, and allocation of entire responsibility to one contractor from the projects conception thorough acceptance and commissioning procedures.