The Jacksonville Naval Air Station VP-30 Retrofit consisted of the removal of the existing bottom rolling hangar doors that were originally installed by Door Engineering. These doors could not withstand the use and ultimately became so damaged that they were inoperative. The command was retrofitting the aircraft hangar as well as supplying new hangar doors with advanced technology. The general contractor HCR chose Well Bilt Industries USA to fabricate the doors because of our cutting edge engineering and quality doors that are able to withstand the conditions that the Door Engineering hangar doors simply could not. These doors consisted of 10 individually operated door panels with controls on each end of the door. The overall length of the hangar door system was 583 feet wide and 50 feet tall. This hangar door system was powered with the use of five conductor trolleys and each trolley powered two individual hangar doors.
“The project was not the typical hangar door project,” stated Mark MacDonald, Vice President of operations at Well Bilt Industries USA, “Each phase of the project had a set of challenges that were met head on with our manufacturing team.” One of the largest obstacles Well Bilt faced was providing the paint finish system that met both the specification for the job and the time frame needed for delivery. Due to the unseasonal weather, the three-part high-performance paint system cure time was increased by over double. This coupled with the fact that the general contractor was behind in procurement as well as submittal approvals made the project a true challenge for our team to come together to get the project done in a timely yet careful and successful manner.
The finished project is a testament to the high quality that Well Bilt Industries USA can manufacture under pressure and with cards stacked against them. With roots dating back to the 1980s Well Bilt Industries USA is a premier manufacturer of aircraft hangar doors of all shapes and sizes, from bottom rolling hangar doors for the military to small hydraulic or bifold for your personal air force Well Bilt has the right hangar door for you.