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Since its inception, the automotive industry has produced approximately 806 million cars world wide, most of which are still operating on the road today. Of those 800 million, 250 million are currently operating in the United States. Unfortunately, during the first ten years of the 21st century, the automotive industry fell into financial decline. When the economy went downhill during 2008 and 2009, the industry was even worse off. Many people think of the automotive industry as simply the production of cars and trucks. However, jobs within this industry range from the conceptual stage of designing a car from scratch to sales and service for several years after the car is made and sold.
The auto industry in the United States provides a large contribution to the national economy. Between job creation, domestic production, exportation, research and development, the American Auto Industry is prevalent in several markets both in the U.S. and globally. According to the Center for Automotive Research, the industry, specifically equipment manufacturers, suppliers and dealers, provide 8 million jobs. The industry also spends billions of dollars on making sure cars are safe, have good air quality and are fuel-efficient. 2011 marked the year of the safest roads ever recorded.
As long as the automotive industry stays on top and automobile production continues to rise, the market will be in good shape. Plus, a better automotive industry branches out to benefit other areas of our lives. More auto production equals more jobs available in the U.S. Chrysler, Ford and GM are well known for employing people in the U.S. As autos are produced, new plants have to open, which means an even greater impact on the economy. It seems that so long as people need cars and transportation, the U.S. automotive industry will continue to be a leader.
CCI provides on-going support for a major transmission plant in the Midwest on a scheduled and on-call basis. This work is performed in conjunction and coordination with the plant’s operations and maintenance team in order to insure continued, high quality operation of key components. CCI responds to in-plant emergencies to restore plant operations as quickly as possible. CCI’s participation in the management of this facility assists in providing quality products for the plant’s customers.
CCI has provided fluid removals, equipment cleaning, and residuals management services for equipment and related piping systems in advance of the removal (strip-out) of the equipment at a former automotive plant in Ohio. Also, depending on project scope, CCI provides cleaning of pits and trenches as necessary in advance of, or during, equipment removal. In execution of this work, CCI operates in close coordination with the Owner’s site, engineering, and environmental representatives. Effective strip-out preparation provided by CCI helps reduce equipment demolition timing and helps maintain project cost and schedule.
To support Owner developed demolition specifications, and regulatory requirements, CCI addressed the universal wastes, residual chemicals, and surface cleaning of a former auto plant in Michigan. The objective of this pre-demolition cleaning is to remove hazardous materials so that the demolition can occur without impacting other media. This pre-demolition cleaning also maximizes recovery and recycling efforts by reducing surface contamination and avoiding the disposal of valuable construction materials.
In support of rehabilitation of an abandoned auto plant in Michigan, CCI provided post-demolition cleaning of concrete surfaces; including slabs, pits, and trenches. This effort not only provided a safer work environment, it also facilitated backfilling and other rehabilitation activities.