Graymont Ship Loading Facility | Brevort, Michigan

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  • Owner: Graymont LLC
  • Engineer: Millcreek Engineering
  • Project Cost: $6.9 million
  • Project Completed: October 2018
  • Awards: 2018 Build Michigan Award for New Construction in Federal/Heavy Construction Category
  • Delivery Method: General Contractor

When Graymont, a global leader in limestone production, needed to build a ship loading facility in Brevort Michigan, they contacted Gundlach Champion Inc. Graymont’s goal was to have a facility fully operational in time to load two ships with 26,000 tons of limestone each before the shipping season ended on blustery Lake Michigan. A formidable challenge.

Together, Graymont and Gundlach Champion developed an aggressive schedule and strategy to construct this facility in seven months. This project included a drive over truck dump with 33 foot side walls, 78 micro piles, 1500 feet of elevated overland conveyor, a transfer tower, a 390-foot skyline tripper conveyor 90 feet in the air, and a 390-foot reclaim tunnel with 12 hoppers and a reclaim conveyor.

Gundlach Champion delivered. On time and within budget, Graymont has the ship loading facility they need today, and well into the future.