Anderson, South Carolina – Since 2013, BLE has served as quality assurance for a paper products manufacturing facility located in Anderson, South Carolina. This facility specializes in bath tissue, paper towels, and flexible print packaging. First Quality is approximately 3 million square feet, which includes two, 1 million-square-foot packaging/warehouse buildings, four tissue production machines with associated raw materials and utility buildings. The client also has its own, on-site, wastewater treatment facility.

Services provided to our client have included performing construction materials testing and special inspection (IBC Chapter 17) services for soils, deep foundations, concrete, masonry, asphalt pavement and structural steel. BLE has provided full-time inspections during mechanical and piping installation and provided IBC Chapter 1 (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) inspections during construction.

BLE has also provided the client with a full-time, on-site, engineer to direct the construction quality program. This program includes managing full-time materials testing technicians, collecting and reviewing contractor quality programs, and meeting with individual contractors to discuss schedules and work activities.