Increase in Capacity to Create 25 New Jobs
Litchfield, MN (April 6, 2017) – Integrated Power Services (IPS), a North American leader in the service and repair of electric motors, generators and mechanical power transmission components, has announced a capital transformation project of its service center located in Litchfield, MN. The project, which is scheduled to be complete by June of this year, greatly enhances the facility’s production capacity and will generate 25 new jobs.
The IPS Litchfield Service Center, located at 111 East 10th Street, offers in-shop repair, field services (including up-tower wind turbine), distribution and storage of critical assets. All industrial applications are served, including wind turbines, power plants, mining, ethanol plants, refineries, pipelines, steel mills, paper mills, cement plants, food & beverage and manufacturing facilities.
The initial phase of the transformation project involves moving distribution products and stored customer assets out of the Litchfield Service Center and into a new facility located in Dassel, MN. This move creates 7500 square feet of additional production space in Litchfield. The transformation also includes rearrangement of the service center layout, improving flow of customer assets through the repair process and reducing repair motion from eight miles down to one and a half mile.
The additional space and improved layout, along with the installation of eight new jib cranes, an additional bake oven and Core loss tester, a new paint booth, wash bay and ice blast booth, will allow the IPS Litchfield Service Center to add 25 jobs to its second shift.
“The Litchfield Service Center transformation project will allow us to better serve the needs and expectations of current and new customers,” said Nick Willing, Litchfield Service Center Area General Manager. “The additional capacity, facility upgrades and jobs generated will double our repair throughput capabilities. This is great news for customers, as well as Litchfield and surrounding communities.”