What’s Old is New Again… MLS begins massive rebuild project for Valmont Industries | Mitchell Lewis & Staver

What’s Old is New Again… MLS begins massive rebuild project for Valmont Industries

Gary Miles - Thursday, February 11, 2016


In order to meet expanding current and future demand for their popular products, a major dairy in Boardman, Oregon, recently acquired an additional 7,000+ acres of land for dairy cow feed, livestock grazing and potato cultivation. Upgrading their irrigation capabilities is a priority and includes a complete rebuilding of their 18 pump system. Time is of the essence, as these crucial irrigation pumps are offline during the rebuild period. Under this tight deadline, MLS is moving quickly to rebuild the 18, 4 to 5 stage vertical turbines, which operate at between 200 and 500 hp, delivering up to a maximum of 5,600 gallons of water per minute. An engineering challenge, as each rebuilt pump must match the existing discharge head and column. Valmont Industries selected MLS as the best source for the scale and schedule driving this project.