What Is Industrial Construction?

In the large world of construction, industrial construction focuses on building manufacturing facilities, including factories or processing plants. These processes are large-scale and require an expert contractor who understands the industry and your needs well.

To help you select the right contractor for your project, this guide will break down what industrial construction is, the services that industrial contractors provide, and why CCI is a name you can trust.

Commercial Versus Industrial Construction

Industrial and commercial construction have much in common from permitting processes to industry partners, so they are often conflated. However, there are some key distinctions between the two.

Commercial construction refers to construction related to a profit-driven business. Examples of commercial construction include restaurants, retail stores, and private schools.

Industrial construction is the term for construction that is related to the business of manufacturing goods and industrial production. This includes manufacturing or power plants, solar wind farms, refineries and more.

While a layperson may not spot the differences between the two sites, the processes of the two are unique, from design to infrastructure to project management. Furthermore, industrial sites are likely to be located on the outskirts of town, while commercial construction occurs within a city or town, where future customers will go.

CCI’s Capabilities

There’s a reason why customers turn to CCI for industrial construction. We provide turnkey solutions for the toughest industrial challenges, including new construction, square footage or capacity expansions, industrial retrofits, and facility turnaround revamping.

As an experienced industrial contractor, CCI expertly oversees projects through every phase. We provide a full range of construction and maintenance services in many project environments, from water and wastewater plants to natural gas power stations, including:

  • Design/Bid/Build
  • General Contracting
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction
  • Turnkey Machinery Installation
  • Machinery Moving & Heavy Rigging
  • Structural Steel Erection
  • Certified Welding
  • Millwright Services & Plant Maintenance

Examples of Our Industrial Projects

Since 1997, we have managed a wide array of projects for industrial clients across the nation. We’re proud that 80% of our revenue comes from repeat customers who trust us with their projects again and again. Some of the projects we’ve handled in the past include:

Plant Decommissioning in Ohio

In Bellefontaine, OH, CCI managed a highly-effective plant decommissioning project for our partners, DTE Energy Resources and the Bellefontaine Gas Producers. As the prime contractor, we disassembled and retired three landfill gas units. The services we provided for this project include general contracting, machinery moving, and millwright services.

As a result, our client was satisfied and sought an ongoing partnership with CCI.

Steel Erection of New Service Rails in Michigan

In Sterling Heights, MI, CCI was brought in as a strategic partner to design, fabricate, and install all service rail systems for a new automotive shop at an assembly plant. As the turnkey contractor, we provided extensive pre-constructive services, like preliminary engineering, steel fabrication, and procurement, as well as white steel, tool rail, and hoist installation.

From beginning to end, CCI more than met our customer’s expectations, and together, delivered an excellent final product.

Choose CCI for Your Industrial Construction Needs

After decades of building a reputation, CCI is a trusted name in the industry. We’re committed to putting in the work on and off your job site. From capital construction to machinery installation to industrial maintenance services, we have a track record of efficiently serving our customers.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.