True North Engineering, LLC (TNE) provides innovative solutions to problematic packaging operations. TNE is proficient in evaluating equipment layout and designing changes to reduce personnel and increase productivity. The cost for automated equipment typically provides a return on investment that permits its installation to be cost justified. TNE’s availability of other engineering services allows us to design the utilities and infrastructure to support the packaging line.
True North Engineering, LLC (TNE) services provide the complete spectrum of moving any type of material or object from one point to another. This includes dry bulk material with unique physical properties, industrial devices, work in process, unit food product, packaging goods, and finished cases.
True North Engineering, LLC (TNE) is a licensed Structural Engineering Design Firm that provides structural and building engineering services for various industries. In the food industry, our designs meet GMP and SQF standards reflected in the construction details and materials used for this specialized construction. For the chemical industry, we have designed facilities that are explosion resistant with specialized containment systems. In industrial applications where the environment is subject to extremely harsh conditions, robust designs are implemented to withstand the rigors of this type of manufacturing. Our engineers are experienced in the design of a wide variety of buildings and structures:
TNE provides design services to industrial companies, architectural firms, developers and contractors. Additionally, TNE’s structural engineers support the company’s Investigative branch, providing expert services to analyze structural failures and assess damage. TNE is equipped with state-of-the-art structural analysis and design software. The full range of structural design services are offered, including detailed design development, construction documentation, and shop drawing review.
True North Engineering, LLC (TNE) offers a full range of Mechanical Engineering Services that cover the requirements of any project. TNE has experience in many industries and facilities. Our projects can be small or large in nature, from the addition of a single piece of equipment to the design of an entire facility.
True North Engineering, LLC (TNE) provides electrical engineering design services for either a smaller project, i.e., a new single loop temperature controller, or a larger project; i.e., a new 5,000 Amp 4160 VAC power feed. TNE’s goal is to tailor the level of design detail to the customer and industry standard. TNE will interface with the local utility provider when a company’s service requires modification or upgrade.
True North Engineering, LLC (TNE) offers personnel to provide administration for the execution of a project. The links below provide detailed descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of four different positions that provide our clients with the services they require.
Project Manager: Most projects require a Project Manager to serves as the interface and contact between TNE and the client. This person works out of the TNE office and makes periodic visits to the job site, principally during the design phase of a project.
Field Project Manager: Frequently a client will have a staff deficiency that requires temporarily contracting a Project Manager. TNE’s Field Project Manager would be at the client’s job site 95% of the time and would function as the owner’s representative.
Project Construction Representative: TNE does not provide Construction Management services, but can provide all of the services required except the hiring and provision of contractors and subcontractors. Our Project Construction Representative will serve as the owner’s representative regarding all of the matters involving the hiring of contractors by the owner and the oversight of their work.
Field Engineer: Some projects require technical support after the design is completed and the construction activity is underway. A TNE Field Engineer can be provided to make short term visits to the job site or use other forms of communication to provide technical support during the construction activity. This support would focus on the interpretation of the engineering design, evaluating changes to the design, and approving shop drawings.
True North Engineering, LLC (TNE) can also provide clients with a single source solution to complex and challenging projects. We offer a comprehensive range of planning, studies, design, systems engineering, program and construction management, maintenance, construction, operation services and start-up assistance to meet our clients’ demands. The groups responsible for these services are:
Construction: TNE will partner with a well-established, financially sound construction company to provide general construction, mechanical, pipefitting, millwright, electrical, instrumentation/controls, and maintenance services having experience in a particular industry.
Engineering: The engineering group maintains professionally licensed design engineers to fulfill all disciplines including process and packaging engineering and design; material handling; mechanical; electrical and controls; structural; and civil engineering services.
Construction Administration: This group consists of experienced project and construction managers who provide site supervision, project coordination, planning and scheduling, cost tracking and control, procurement, safety programs, and start-up assistance.
Post-Construction: TNE offers training, operations enhancement, improvement studies, maintenance and master planning.