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  Major project: Reliable assembly of a new particleboard plant in the USA

Wood-based products
Construction management & supervision, Electrical installation, Mechanical assembly, Project Management
Lexington, N. C., United States US
This is the first EGGER plant in North America. SGS has had several successful partnerships with EGGER, but this project was a very special honour for us. It was important for EGGER to have had an assembly partner at its side with experience in the US market. Another plus point was our SGS branch in Atlanta which optimally positioned us for large contracts. Our SGS team took charge of the entire mechanical and partial electrical installation of the new particleboard plant. The new plant is EGGER's response to the growing demand for wood-based products in the US market.

The individual construction areas

The mechanical assembly encompassed the entire plant i.e. wet particle preparation, silo outlets plus conveyor systems, two drum dryers, dry particle preparation - screening and sifting, hurriclone and glueing (glue kitchen). We installed the forming station, forming line and continuous press system, cooling and stacking line, sanding line and a high-bay warehouse measuring 140 x 24 m and 33 m high.  Furthermore, we took charge of all thermal oil piping work and the plant fire-extinguishing system, installed the filters and pneumatic conveying systems for the complete plant as well as the air supply units for the production hall. As a total provider, we also handled the glueing unit electrical installation plus the forming and press line.

Major project

Up to 250 SGS employees were deployed for about nine months. The team included specialists from Europe who have had extensive experience in the USA. They know the country, the people, the local conditions and practices. This was the third major project in the USA for our well-coordinated team. Specialists from our branch office as well as locally recruited staff complemented our SGS team on site.

About our customer, Egger

The plant in Lexington, N.C., is the 20th EGGER plant. The EGGER Group, headquartered in St. Johann in Tirol, is one of the leading international manufacturers of wood-based materials (chipboard, OSB and MDF boards). Today, the family business produces at 21 locations in 11 countries worldwide with around 11,200 employees. Customers include the furniture industry, wood distribution, building markets and the DIY business. Sustainable management and the responsible use of wood as a resource are at the core of EGGER's corporate DNA.

EGGER Plant Lexington, North Carolina
EGGER Plant Lexington, North Carolina

Project data

Fritz Egger GmbH & Co. OG
Fritz Egger GmbH & Co. OG
Wood-based products
Construction location
Lexington, N. C., United States
Contruction period
9 months, August 2019 – April 2020
The size and scope of the project.
Entry restrictions due to the Corona crisis.
Scope of delivery & service
Assembly of a complete particle board plant.

Project completed on-time

The Corona crisis posed unprecedented challenges for all of us so the safety of all SGS employees was paramount. Resulting safety measures included the implementation of hygiene rules. It was difficult for our assembly team to enter and leave the country. Consequently, many of our assemblers stayed longer on the construction sites thereby enabling us to complete the project successfully, and on schedule. You can count on us even in difficult times!

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