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"We're prefabricating skid systems, ductwork, conduits-it can all be done in the shop
instead of in the field, because we know it's
going to be accurate," Goymerac says.
The VPI process also enhances on-site
safety, he notes. "We can set up protocols to
show mill staff what we'll be doing ahead of
time-what equipment is coming in, where,
and when. They can get the area cordoned
off, or change the traffic flow. The more we
can keep the folks in the facility involved and
informed, the less likely they are to inadvertently walk into the construction site."
Tonya Dittman notes that Miron, and its
customers, are still exploring VPI's potential.
"We've had clients interested in utilizing the
models for training. That is, before putting
workers into a busy production environment,
let's use the model to help new hires become
familiar with how the equipment works and
how it all fits together."
In the end, says Goymerac, the process
helps Miron be better stewards of its clients' resources. "As we've gone through the
VPI process with our clients, they're really
embracing it. In some cases, they're changing their whole engineering format to focus
on using this process moving forward."

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About Miron
Construction Co., Inc.
Founded in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley in 1918 by Patrick G. Miron, a Canadian
immigrant, today Miron Construction Co., Inc. has more than 1,200 employees and
close to US$900 million annual sales. In 1949, Miron partnered with five stockholders; the descendants of two of those stockholders run the company today. President
and CEO David G. Voss, Jr. began his career at Miron in 1973, first as a laborer
and later as an estimator. In 1979, he became one of the principal owners. Tim
Kippenhan, vice president and COO, is David's partner and Miron's other owner.
Miron's LEED Gold, 112,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Neenah,
WI, serves as both a showcase and teaching tool for clients and partners; the company employs approximately 140 LEED-accredited professionals. Miron has four
regional offices throughout Wisconsin and one in Cedar Rapids, IA. Along with a
growing regional presence, Miron has expanded its client base throughout the US.
"We're a general contractor, and we self-perform all of our structural steel,
flatwork, concrete work, millwright services, alignment, and equipment installation; we partner for process piping and electrical. We have a lot of maintenance
service contracts. For some projects, we've had 20 people at a facility; for others,
we've had 400," says Dan Goymerac.
In addition to pulp and paper, other industries Miron serves include food processing, energy and infrastructure, commercial/office/retail, and general industrial,
although projects have also included schools, healthcare facilities, and hospitality.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Euroports Extends Its Reach
Ensuring a Tight Load
Riding the Rails
Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Top 50 Power List
CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
The Knowledge Trail
TAPPI Journal Summaries
How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Ensuring a Tight Load
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Riding the Rails
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Top 50 Power List
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Värö’s Expansion for the Future
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - The Knowledge Trail
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 57
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
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