Bill Dossett, Business Development Director, Link & Associates. Dave Kirmse, Engineering Manager, MetalTek Investcast. Larry Koltz, VP Quality Assurance and Engineering Services, Wisconsin Centrifugal.
Roman industrial electricians skilled in power conversion technology help keep Briggs & Stratton's plating line running.
"Roman takes care of all our rectifier periodic maintenance," said Chuck Dingel, Briggs & Stratton team facilitator. "When we replace a rectifier they disconnect the old unit and power up the new one. They take care of all the busbar work, and everything electrical related to the rectifiers. We hardchrome over aluminum which is critical work on the pistons we use in our engines. If a rectifier goes bad it can impair the quality of the plating.
"We weren't happy with the service we were getting from the previous electrical contractor so we brought in Roman. They do an excellent job. Their electricians are faster so my downtime is very minimal. Plus they're less expensive."
"Fantastic Job" "Very Responsive" "Lot of Expertise"
Metaltek Investcast Division has built a 29,000 sq. ft. addition to its Watertown investment foundry featuring a large and unique robotic system producing ceramic shells (molds). The shells are now produced in 24 hours as opposed to a process that had taken up to 10 days.
Roman Electric was originally hired to install just the electrical service for the addition. But as Roman worked with general contractor Link & Associates, Roman's participation grew into a sizable $800,000 design/build project.
Bill Dossett, business development director for Link & Associates, said, "Roman did a fantastic job! They met very tight, very stringent time constraints thanks to their great planning and coordination. We'd take equipment down Friday night and Roman would have it up and running Tuesday morning. They had all the needed material on hand and even did pre-wiring to speed hookups. Things went really, really smooth and everyone was happy.
"Roman's a great company to work with. They're number one in service and always helped the other trades with power requirements. The Associated Building Contractors chose this job as an Industrial Project of Distinction and will present awards to us and Roman."
Dave Kirmse, engineering manager at Metaltek Investcast, said, "Roman was very responsive They did a lot of things above and beyond the call of duty whenever I needed help." Larry Koltz was also pleased with Roman's performance. VP of quality assurance and engineering services for Wisconsin Centrifugal, another MetalTek Division, he was part of the project development team. "Roman brought a lot of expertise to the job. We had to increase the power available and Roman did the engineering and installation. They did a very good job and did it expeditiously."
"Speed Was A Big Miracle"
Bombardier Recreational Products, the $21.6 billion manufacturer of products ranging from Lear jets to Amtrak trains to Ski-doo snowmobiles, bought and renovated a 600,000 sq. ft. plant in Sturtevant to serve as world headquarters for production of its outboard engines.
Roman Electric's Racine/Kenosha office helped construction manager Axor Construction of Montreal and general contractor Berghammer Corporation remodel the plant in record time. For Roman it was the second time around since they designed and installed the original high-capacity 10.4 megawatt electrical system when the plant was built for Golden Books in 1997. Roman had a crew of up to 38 electricians on the $2 million plus renovation.
Michel Bouchard, Axor on-site director, was pleased with Roman's work. "Roman knew everything in the plant because they built the existing electrical system so it was very easy for us to modify and manage power and wiring. Roman's crew, engineer Phil Rose and project manager Rick Kugel were all very good. We started work August 1st and by September 15th had the first line ready to start producing outboard motors. That kind of speed was a big miracle."
"Finest People To Work With"
After completing a challenging, fast-paced project, Leif Nesheim, President of Berghammer Corp., said, "In just six months we completed a 535,000 sq. ft. facility, one of the largest in the area. We chose Roman for the electrical work because we needed a skilled, experienced construction team. Roman has the size, knowledge and capability to handle the large and demanding projects.
"Roman successfully satisfied three clients: us, Wispark - the developer, and the tenant. We're now working with Roman on a difficult, 500,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant with a very complex electrical system. Roman's capability is again evident. Phil and Gerv Rose are the finest people you could ever work with."
"Your Vice President wanted to show us the difference between Roman Electric and other electrical contractors," said Bill Sauer, President of Brown Deer manufacturer Merisco Inc. "We quickly understood what he meant. Your crew's concern was obvious from the way they shared their plans with us, to their clean up when they finished the job. Their friendly attitude, sense of urgency, concern, and attention to detail were outstanding. We look forward to having Roman work on all our electrical needs."
When his company gutted and rebuilt its 30,000 sq. ft. specialty toner manufacturing plant, DIC Imaging President Al Naser liked Roman Electric's work. He said, "We had a very aggressive schedule and Roman's work was a major part of our meeting that accelerated timetable. I'm very pleased. They did a teriffic job!"
"Best In The Midwest"
Roman Electric installed the electrical systems in Spancrete Industries new 48,000 sq. ft. corporate building for construction manager Voss-Jorgensen-Schueler Co. Spancrete president Robert Nagy said, "Roman did an outstanding job. They were very cooperative and offered many helpful suggestions."
VJS project superintendent Jim Babe, who was also pleased, said, "Roman's foreman Rich Wenzel really did a good job. Roman is the best electrical contractor in the Midwest. With Gerv Rose, his word is his bond."
"Serve Quickly as Needed"
Modern Machine, a Cudahy producer of crankshafts, connecting rods and special machine tools, built a new 55,000 sq. ft. factory as part of an ambitious modernization program which increased it's plant space to 120,000 sq. ft. Roman Electric handled electrical work for the new plant and machine tool rewiring. "We need a lot of very sophisticated electrical work," said John P. Malloy, Sr., Modern Machine president. "Roman has handled our account for several years and done an outstanding job. We moved 150 machine tools in two weeks and Roman converted at least 60% of them from 240 to 480 volts. Roman did a remarkable job of planning and completed the job on time so we could meet scheduled deliveries. Roman is a company which develops people who keep up with technology. And they're also willing to serve quickly as needed."
Construction managers, general contractors, and owners and managers of a full range of industrial businesses have relied on Roman Electric since 1929 for skilled design and construction of their new facilities. Roman electrical engineers and designers can provide customized electrical power and lighting systems to fit the owner's needs and desires. Then Roman's crew of highly trained industrial electricians installs the system.
Electrical systems by Roman include the most effective distribution of power, maximum safety, use of highly efficient materials and tooling, compliance with all local codes, and complete customer satisfaction.
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Continuous Training with an Emphasis on Safety
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