Ingersoll Cutting Tool Marketing and Technology Center, Cherry Valley, Ill.

Sheet Metal Contractor: Miller Engineering Co., Rockford, Ill.

Assisting the client to achieve the best in modern convenience, safety and appearance was the primary objective of Miller Engineering’s crew during the construction of the $40 million state-of-the-art Ingersoll Cutting Tool Marketing and Technology Center.

Completed in December 2002, construction of the facility required the cooperation of several trades working on a compressed schedule.

“With a one-year schedule to complete three buildings, all the trades contributing to the project were cooperative and professional,” commented Todd Byxbe, project manager.

The 30-acre site is now the headquarters for Ingersoll’s marketing offices, tool production division offices and a production facility. The crew of Miller Engineering designed and installed the HVAC systems for all three facilities. In addition to fabricating the duct used on the $4 million project, the crew installed 28 roof top units, more than 100 variable air volume (VAV) controls and 700 grilles, registers and diffusers.

“While there were numerous challenges on this project, the architect’s desire to maintain 10-ft. 6-in. ceilings within the office buildings presented the largest challenge for our team,” Mr. Byxbe explained. “In certain areas of the building it didn’t leave much room for intersections, but we made it work.”