Boeing’s Propulsion South Carolina facility is a 225,000 square foot space consisting of a 2-story office area, a mechanical mezzanine, a 400’x 300’ manufacturing area and a large central energy building capable of supplying 3,200 ton-hours of chilled water. The facility is impressive but even more so was Cullum’s spectacular accomplishment in completing its portion of work in only 30 weeks. Cullum started work in April of 2014 and reached substantial completion in mid-November. The facility will be used to produce engine nacelle inlets for the new 737 MAX. Cullum was awarded the project from Pattillo Construction Corporation based in Atlanta, GA after a very competitive bid process. Cullum’s team was led by Paul Nelson and he supervised a crew size that elevated to 126 people at peak manpower and accumulated over 104,000 work hours throughout the duration. The project required Cullum’s team to work six and seven days a week to accomplish the project milestones and stay on schedule.
Paul Nelson relied on his team and their combined skills to successfully complete the project working through adverse conditions that included weather, difficult site conditions and changing schedules. The work included plumbing, mechanical piping and sheet metal scopes and was installed from below grade up to 45’ above grade in the manufacturing area. The work was difficult but the Cullum team was up to the challenge and throughout the process, Paul and his team maintained their bearings and gained the respect of others. Congratulations on a job well done!