Racing the clock

Bob Carlson Inc. performs a complex tear-off and installation within a tight time period

Kraft Foods Inc., Northfield, Ill., is well-known for its products such as cookies, crackers and, of course, macaroni and cheese. When producing mass quantities of food, a careful, selective process is followed so Kraft Foods can produce quality products.

Kraft Foods used that same scrutiny when choosing a company to remove and replace the roof system on its 330,000-square-foot (30657-m²) production facility, which is considered a landmark in Portland, Ore. Although Kraft Foods invited various contractors to bid on the project, only three roofing contractors in the area qualified.

One of those three—Bob Carlson Inc., Hillsboro, Ore.—was chosen to perform the tear-off and roof system installation.

Time constraints