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Northern Industrial Erectors

Dec 2009

The following is a letter we received from the management team of Great River Energy regarding the construction of the new Commercial Coal Drying System. NIE provided steel erection, millwright services and construction management.

To: The GRE Commercial Coal Drying Team
On December 30, 2009 at 2:30 AM, the laboratory analysis of samples received from the Commercial Coal Drying system met the required “Placed In Service” criteria for sulfur and moisture reductions. In conjunction with the 24-hour full-scale operations run completed between December 19 and 20, 2009, the Commercial Coal Drying system is officially “in service” prior to the December 31, 2009 deadline.

This success is a direct result of your dedication, efforts, and contributions.

Over the past three years, we have participated in this important new development for the power industry. The success of this project will make a difference to our environmental future.

Thank you for the terrific results you helped deliver. You have much to be proud of.

We are truly grateful for your contributions.


John Lee
Vice President
Barr Engineering

Jeff Hammes
Project Manager
Great River Energy

Roger Hoyum
JDI Contracts Inc.