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Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, Ltd. – St. Louis, MO

Work was recently completed on the first High-Speed Balance Facility in the St. Louis area, for power generating equipment, at Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A). The facility was designed to be the one of the most modern balance facilities for power turbines in the United States with the ability to balance both steam and gas turbines as well as generator fields.  The project team was lead by Tarlton Corporation and included critical team members Corrigan Company for the mechanical work and Schaeffer Electric Company for the electrical work.  Key portions of work for Schaeffer included variable frequency drives and power for 8000 hp and 3000 hp motors, building addition, new Ameren 14 MVA substation, 15KV customer switchgear, (5) 15KV transformers, cooling tower, (3) UPS systems, extensive process control, vacuum penetrations, along with general lighting and power.  Schaeffer could not be more pleased with the team atmosphere throughout this project promoted by Tarlton and MD&A.  It took a strong collective effort to complete the project in the timeline required and it was exciting to be a part of that effort.

Pictures by Cindy Kohlman Photography

Washington University Mallinckrodt New Chiller & Switchgear

Congratulations to the project team led by Corrigan Company on the completion of the Washington University Mallinckrodt New Chiller & Switchgear.  This complex project took place in the basement of Mallinckrodt Center while students were on campus.  The primary purpose was to install a new 5kV Trane chiller.  Over the course of the project, Schaeffer replaced the existing 5kV gear lineup to power the new Chiller, replaced  a section of the existing 5kV substation which was suffering from water damage, and provided a new 3 section 1200A 480V distribution panel to power pumps, existing exhaust fans, and HVAC equipment.  Thank you to all those who participated in the scheduling and execution of this project.

(Pictures by Cindy Kohlman Photography)

President’s Message

Wow!  Has this year flown by!

As I begin my second year as President, I am thankful for so much and wanted to share a few thoughts as Schaeffer Electric continues to move forward.

We are now already two months in to our Fiscal Year 2013, and we’re off to a great start. Shortly, Schaeffer will begin work on a ‘spin cell’ which balances high speed turbines – one of only a few in the world. It’s unique to say the least, and we look forward to working with MD&A and Tarlton in building the facility. Vital projects for Mercy, Webster University, Elantas and others are ongoing.

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Complete – Saint Louis University Pius Library Renovations

See our new Portfolio entry.

Metro Link – Substation 10 Wire Rehabilitation Project

Work is nearly complete for the Metro Substation 10 Wire Rehabilitation Project.  Schaeffer and Collins & Hermann safely and successfully installed approximately 5000′ of 4″ FRE and 7000′ of 750 MCM cable up the steep slope from the substation to the tracks for the Metrolink project.

MD&A Turbine-Generator Repair Facility Addition

Schaeffer Electric has received notice to proceed on the installation of new spincell testing facility for Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, LTD on Weber Road in south St. Louis County.  Together with Tarlton Corporation, Acme Constructors, Corrigan Mechanical Contractors, and several other subcontactors, we are excited to begin this industrial project and look forward to a successful project.

St. Louis Community College – Fan Installation

Schaeffer Electric recently completed two Big Ass Fan installations for St. Louis Community College.  In addition to the fans, Schaeffer’s electricians installed structural steel and mesh to support and protect the fan.

Schaeffer Electric Co., Inc. Promotes Chettle to President

Photo of Timothy J. Chettle, President of Schaeffer Electric

Schaeffer Electric Co., Inc. has promoted Timothy J. Chettle to president. Making the announcement was Daniel G. Schaeffer, immediate past president of the firm. Schaeffer now serves as chief executive officer and oversees business development.

In his new position, Chettle manages all day-to-day business operations.

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BJC HealthCare – New Learning Institute

Schaeffer Electric Co. Completes 83,000 SF Electrical and Audio-Visual Design/Build Project for BJC HealthCare’s New Learning Institute Healthcare Projects Generate $4.5 Million in 2008 Revenue for St. Louis Firm

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis-based Schaeffer Electric Co., Inc. recently completed a design/build assignment for BJC HealthCare at the new BJC Learning Institute in Brentwood, Mo. Schaeffer’s work spanned four floors of professional development and training space in the fourth building to be constructed at The Meridian at Brentwood, which is being developed by DCM Development Co. at the intersection of Hanley Road and Highway 40/I-64.

In a combined 83,000 square feet, Schaeffer installed wiring, conduit, lighting fixtures and audiovisual (AV) equipment in 27 rooms and in a 220-seat auditorium.

Additionally, Schaeffer’s data and communication division installed six flat-panel televisions, 28 projectors and 28 projection screens. The AV project alone called for more than 20,000 feet of AV cable.

The 170,000-square-foot, seven-story mixed-use tower was designed by ACI/Boland and built by
Musick Construction Co. HOK is serving as interior designer for the BJC space.

The institute coordinates and connects the multitude of educational classes and programs offered by BJC HealthCare, its hospitals and departments. It focuses on five learning tracks: management skills, process improvement, leadership development, clinical professional skills and career development.

BJC HealthCare is the largest employer in St. Louis and one of the largest nonprofit health care – more – organizations in the U.S. With 13 hospitals and multiple health care service organizations, BJC primarily
serves residents of greater St. Louis, mid-Missouri and southern Illinois.

In its 2008 fiscal year, Schaeffer Electric completed 20 design/build projects, totaling nearly $4.4 million in revenue, and 22 healthcare related projects, totaling $4.5 million in revenue.

Schaeffer provides a full range of electrical contracting services, including construction, residential, data and communication, lighting maintenance and exterior lighting.  Founded in 1935, the firm is a leader in the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and hires member electricians of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One. For more information, visit www.schaefferelectric.com.