We are builders in the traditional sense of the term. VIP’s philosophy of building maintains that quality and efficiency are attained through the collective efforts of a well-trained and dedicated work force. Our LEED®-accredited construction experts have been building from an owner’s and architect’s perspective for forty years, accumulating a portfolio of more than 20 million SF.
We continuously work to improve our skills while maintaining an in-house construction staff of over fifty persons. Project Managers, Field Superintendents, Staff Architects and Field Personnel work together year-round in a continued effort to achieve construction excellence. Our work force is comprised of several specialized crews who work together and have the ability to complete all aspects of building. These specialties include surveying and layout, carpentry, concrete foundations and floors, masonry, roofing, and structural steel erection. These in-house capabilities not only create a better team, but also give us total control of scheduling and quality.
Our construction professionals are noted for their ability to perform fast-track projects while ensuring the highest quality, in part due to their ability to self-perform key trades–including concrete, steel erection and finish carpentry. We are committed to safety, maintaining an excellent safety record and receiving recognition with numerous safety awards.
VIP’s construction operation performs the majority of our work on a design-build basis. However, we also act as a pure general contractor and as a supply/erect steel subcontractor to major national general contractors.
Delivery Method: General Contractor
Size: 435,000 SF
Norampac, a Division of Cascades Canada ULC, hired VIP Structures as General Contractor to construct Greenpac Mill, LLC (Greenpac), a state-of-the-art containerboard mill located in Niagara Falls, New York.
Greenpac was constructed at a cost of $460 million on property located adjacent to an existing Norampac facility. The new mill has a total floor area of 435,000 SF. It manufactures lightweight linerboard made with 100% recycled fibers on a single machine having a width of 328 inches and an annual production capacity of 540,000 short tons. The machine is one of the largest and most efficient of its kind in North America.
We performed concrete foundations for buildings and machinery which included 35,000 cubic yards of concrete (3,000 truckloads) and 5 million pounds of rebar. We also supplied and installed all structural steel (5,000 tons), metal roofing and siding, and constructed all office areas.
Engineering News-Record New York
VIP Structures’ building team was the recipient of a regional 2014 Engineering News-Record Best Projects award, in the Manufacturing category, for their work on the Greenpac project. The award honors the best construction projects in New York judged on five criteria: teamwork, safety, innovation, construction quality and design.
American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute awarded VIP Structures an Excellence in Concrete Construction Award in 2013 for their work on the Greenpac project, which recognizes projects “at the forefront of innovation and technology.”