Safety Highlight: Ivey Mechanical’s Gallatin Business Unit

Eight Years of Zero Recordable Injuries at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Vehicle testing equipment in a lab at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Vehicle testing equipment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


The Ivey Mechanical Gallatin Business Unit recently celebrated eight years of zero recordable injuries on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. There have been over 240,000 man-hours of direct self-performed work completed during that time frame. The work has involved the installation of 20,000 tons of chiller refrigeration and 26,000 tons of condenser water, all to support the DOD/DOE computational and technology center. Ivey Mechanical and Oak Ridge employees enjoyed a steak dinner and door prizes provided by five of our vendors to celebrate the milestone.

Ivey has been the prime contractor for Oak Ridge – the World’s fastest computational science center.

“In our time at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Ivey Mechanical has built five complete and working Central Energy Plants that today supply energy to four buildings. We have successfully installed 22 cooling towers in occupied areas of heavy traffic, and have safely constructed six buildings, all while maintaining a safe working environment for the facility staff and our construction crew,” said Safety Manager Shane Davis, CSP.

Ivey has been the prime contractor for these projects and has helped make this facility the World’s fastest computational science center. This facility was also the first laboratory to receive a LEED™ Silver Certification.

Ivey Mechanical specializes in building HVAC and plumbing systems for Mission Critical projects and Data Storage and Processing Centers. To learn more about working together, please contact us.