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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

World Chess Hall of Fame

Thanks to R.G. Ross for allowing us to participate in this unique opportunity to bring the World Chess Hall of Fame from Miami to St. Louis.  This project consisted of a complete rehab of the all three floors in the existing building.  Like many of the historical rehabs in St. Louis, the goal was to retain the character of the building while bringing it into the 21st Century.  Schaeffer was responsible for all power, lighting, and fire alarm on the project.

(Pictures by Cindy Kohlman Photography)

Saint Louis University Hospital – Nurse Call Upgrade

Schaeffer Electric’s Data & Communication division recently completed a Nurse Call upgrade at St. Louis University Hospital.  This complicated renovation required our electricians to maintain the two existing nurse call systems while installing and integrating the new Hill-Rom system with approximately 1,400 devices. In addition, the new system required a new dedicated fiber optic network to be installed.  The project was completed successfully, on time and on budget.

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.

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.

Friendship Village – Fire Alarm Upgrade

A complete gut and upgrade of the present fire alarm system to a new UUFX fire alarm system. Two hundred thousand feet of cabling and 3700 devices went into the new system.

Regional Justice Information Services (REJIS) – Data Center Expansion

Complete electrical and infrastructure upgrade for two floor expansion of data center consisting of Card Access, Intrusion System, CCTV, Fire Alarm, Fiber Backbone, Copper Backbone, ceiling and floor water presence alarm, UPS, Generator, and support personnel voice/data cabling.

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.