Unable to expand at its current location, ABSC initially gave Austin Consulting, The Austin Company’s site location consulting division, the challenge of finding the optimum location on which to build a new facility.
After extensive research and analysis, Austin Consulting recommended the Danville site. ABSC purchased the site and engaged The Austin Company to provide design-build services for the new carbon manufacturing facility. Austin began with preliminary design engineering efforts to determine the project scope, cost and schedule; then proceeded with full design-build services for the project.
Specialized equipment installed by Austin included 10-ton overhead cranes, cooling systems for the furnaces, afterburners for the waste gases, and cooling water control systems.