Sims Metal Management Maintenance and Emergency Repairs

Location: Multiple locations

Owner: Sims Metal Management

Role: General Contractor

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Result and Benefit to Client

A potential safety hazard was averted by alert Monterey Mechanical workers. All maintenance/emergency work was performed in a timely manner to the satisfaction of the client.

Project Description

Sims Metal Management is the world’s leading publicly-listed metal recycler with operations encompassing the buying, processing and selling of ferrous and non-ferrous recycled metals. The metals recycling operations are geographically diverse comprising a network of processing facilities with deep-water port access, supported by an extensive network of feeder yards to source recyclable ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Monterey Mechanical provides routine daily maintenance services as well as 24/7 emergency response to equipment shutdowns. This includes keeping the 5,000 horsepower shredders in service around the clock, as well as the conveyors and shuttle car that loads the incoming ships.
Monterey Mechanical. was instrumental in setting up Sims’ shredding operation at Apple. Equipment was installed at the Apple facility in a high security area to shred top secret R&D projects. All MMC personnel had to pass strict background to enter the facility.

Challenges | Solutions

With safety the number one concern on projects, Monterey Mechanical staff noticed dust particles in the work area at one of the Sims’ facilities. We followed standard safety protocols and the reported the concern, which went up the chain of command for immediate resolution. Monterey Mechanical communicated in writing with Sims to determine if testing had been conducted on the dust. Sims sent reports to Monterey Mechanical and the two firms determined that all workers and visitors needed wear half-masks to protect themselves from the contaminated dust. A safety alert was implemented immediately avoiding a potential health hazard.

Awards and Commendations

Mark Harding
Shredder Manager

“… express my most emphatic gratitude for all the hard work and expertise that has been used at the RWC Shredder of Sims Metal Management. [Monterey staff] have been nothing less than extraordinary on many occasions. Had it not been for Monterey Mechanical, we would not have had the success we have enjoyed in recent months. I wish to say MANY THANKS to all of you who have helped us on so many different occasions. I hope that we can continue to enjoy a very special relationship with Monterey Mechanical as we move forward to new challenges that our plant offers. Once again, THANK YOU for all your hard work.”