Solar Energy

Grand Ridge Solar

The Grand Ridge Solar project is located approximately 80 miles southwest of Chicago, near the town of Streator, Illinois. In 2012, solar was fairly new to the Midwestern United States, and the Grand Ridge project was the first solar union contractor assignment. To ensure safety and quality installation, White Construction held extensive training for the union labor on site. This 20 MW project consists of 20 individual one MW solar inverters and over 155,000 photovoltaic modules supplied by General Electric.

Industrial / Power

Marathon Refinery Turnaround

At the refinery in Detroit, Michigan, White Construction planned, scheduled and executed all heavy rigging and hoisting associated with the Fall 2012 Maintenance Turnaround. The aggressive 61-day schedule was one of the most successful in Marathon’s history. White Construction crews worked two shifts per day and peaked at 140 workers. More than 70,000 direct exposure hours were completed safely with zero recordable injuries.

Wind Energy

Energy Park Expansion

This energy park is located in eastern Michigan, near the town of Unionville. As part of the 76-megawatt expansion project, 33 General Electric 2.3 megawatt turbines were added to the existing wind farm, bringing the total energy park capacity to 231 MW. During peak construction, the project employed over 250 construction workers logging more than 110,000 man-hours to build the project. The completed project now produces enough electricity to power 90,000 homes annually.