Markets. Mining & Industrial.

Hayden/Asarco Smelter Roof Repair
Hayden, AZ

Project Info
$6.4 M
86% Self-performed
Demolition and reconstruction of Asarco's Hayden copper furnace building, a 41 year old structure that collapsed due to metal fatigue. The client would have lost well over $1 million per day for every day the furnace could not operate. Working behind heat shields from a crane, 12 feet from molten copper, Ashton employees worked 12 hour shifts, seven days per week for seven months to dismantle and reconstruct the structure. With design assistance from a structural engineering firm, Ashton fabricated and erected 500,000 pounds of trusses over the continually operating smelter furnace.