Jon Gillespie, Vice President, was
once asked, why he thinks Gillespie + Powers, Inc. has a niche in today's tough market.
He responded by saying, "We think outside the box! And that's
exactly it!" Our "Outside The Box" approach on design has
yielded may 'one of a kind' patented solutions. We not only have
the people who know how to analyze each particular situation, but we
have an extensive history to fall back on and grow from.
In the end we fix "the other guys" problems and turn them in to a
workable solution that not only benefits our current customers, but also
to the tools we have to offer our next customer.
Our special expertise in the
furnishing of melting and process equipment is the total quantitative
approach to all phases of the design. We take a comprehensive look at
our clients overall process and their end product(s); we listen and
assess their needs, goals, concerns and expectations, prior to
designing a single item. We work closely with our clients to design
the equipment that will work for their long-term goals without
compromising flexibility in their process. We can offer custom
solutions found nowhere in the industry.
We include knowledge derived
from years of experience in the building and maintenance of aluminum
melting and holding furnaces and other process equipment. This has
furnished us insight as to the modes of failure and allowed us to
advance our product designs. It has also allowed us to develop and
design unique patented supplemental process equipment and patented
processes that help to increase production and decrease energy and
In the design of a furnace we
carefully quantitate forces that will be generated by the heating of
the furnace’s two distinctly different refractory systems, and provide
for these forces with the addition of internal expansion and
structural steel members placed in an systematic manner.
We have also completed numerous
water model studies and have a thorough understanding of molten metal
circulation. This, coupled with our knowledge of refractory selection,
burner placement, combustion systems and control sequences uniquely
qualifies Gillespie + Powers, Inc. to furnish the best equipment in