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Industrial Water Treatment Company Helps Manufacturer Repurpose Old Textile Plant in Record Time
Working under impossible deadlines and overextended budgets, a Fortune 500 company made it their mission to bring new life to a closed textile manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
They worked with state and local authorities to acquire a closed 250,000 square foot facility formerly used for textile manufacturing. New production equipment ordered from Europe was on a tight delivery schedule by the time the location was chosen and the deal closed. Finding the ideal location to set up shop was only half the battle. In order to breathe life back into the old building, new equipment had to be installed, and tight deadlines meant the company would need to set up production lines while the discharge permitting process was underway.
One of the biggest challenges faced by the Fortune 500 company was finding an affordable solution to treat the wastewater produced by their plant. The manufacturing process employs electroless copper plating and was expected to generate 30 gallons per minute (gpm), 24/7 of wastewater containing high levels of copper. As a hazardous waste, hauling and treating off-site was prohibitively expensive. Pretreatment of the discharged wastewater would be required to remove the copper and stay within regulatory guidelines for discharge to municipal sewer. With an intense timeline for installation and start-up, and facility costs already running over budget, the company sought quotes from several wastewater treatment professionals.
After considering all bids, the company chose to go with WaterProfessionals®
Due to the urgency of the project, installation and start-up of plating lines needed to occur before plans for the wastewater treatment facility were approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and a discharge permit issued. WaterProfessionals®
To meet the interim need, which ultimately stretched over eight months, WaterProfessionals®
To maintain compliance with DHEC requirements, WaterProfessionals®
The Fortune 500 company was resilient in overcoming each hurdle it faced in repurposing the old textile plant into a modern-day production plant– a true example of refurbishment at its finest.