YOUR “GO TO” SOURCE FOR HELP ON YOUR PROJECTS - AND KEY PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS
Engineering, Project Management, Planning, Plant Upgrades, Feasibility Studies and Claims Support for the Metals Industry
MELT SHOPS, ROLLING MILLS, COIL PROCESSING LINES, PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION, WATER SYSTEMS (& MORE)
Peter Elliott,
P. Eng.
Naum Kaplan,
MSEE, MBA
George Wick,
P.E.
Marco Vaccari,
P.E.
Bruce Warnix,
P.E.
Tom Schumacher,
P.E.
Len Belliveau
Click on the headings above the photos for links to CV’s and other information.

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We are independent consultants, united by our decades of metals industry project experience, much of it shared, from the times we have worked together on the same teams - on greenfield and plant upgrading projects. We are also united in the way we see our roles as members of our customers' teams, thinking and acting in their best interests. This makes us united with our customers. (“Be united in the same mind and judgment.” – 1st Corinthians, 2:10)

Contact any one of us to discuss your specific needs. As each of us is an independent contractor, our lack of overhead enables us to provide tremendous value cost-effectively and efficiently. Use the links above for our contact information and to view our CV’s, project lists, customers' letters of recommendation and case histories. After we talk with you and get an understanding of your needs and ideas, we will develop a proposal for you to consider. If you need a complete project package or a set of services from several of us, United Partners and Contractors, Inc., can provide this through a single contract.

The long list of customers that we have collectively served over the past 40 years includes Nucor, US Steel, AK Steel, SSAB (formerly IPSCO), ATI Metals (formerly Allegheny Ludlum), Alcoa, Kaiser Aluminum, Outokumpu Stainless (formerly ThyssenKrupp Stainless), Severstal, and the Ellwood Group (Forging Division), as well as many companies later acquired by others, including Commonwealth Aluminum, ARMCO, Trico, Bethlehem Steel, Wheeling Pittsburgh, Sharon Steel, Geneva Steel, Cabot Stellite, and many more, as listed in our CV's. In addition to metals producers, we have served, and continue to serve, process equipment suppliers to the metals industry, such as SMS, Danieli-United, AEG-Cegelec, Tippins, Pomini and Morgan.

Each of us believes that, while serving on your team, adding experience and expertise, we also have a responsibility to pass on the lessons of our decades of experience to your people, leaving you with a more knowledgeable and stronger core team for the long term. We find it rewarding to pass on our knowledge to the next generation - and we consider this our duty as professionals.

We know your processes and speak your language, thanks to our decades of experience building and modernizing a wide variety of metals industry facilities. This helps us find solutions for your production goals; evaluate the feasibility of potential projects; and support you in planning and executing  your projects. 

Let us know your needs, challenges and the projects you are contemplating. If we don't have the specific expertise that you need, we will  help to connect you with people who do, through our personal contacts in the industry.

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Outokumpu Stainless Melt Shop, Calvert Alabama: Commissioning: November, 2012: This $1.5 billion greenfield steelmaking/rolling/finishing facility project (2009-2012) is one example of our combined teamwork. On this project, we served in the following capacities:

• Peter Elliott, Construction Director and General Manager, reporting to the C.E.O., with overall responsibility for engineering and construction
• George Wick - Oversight of structural design engineering
• Bruce Warnix, Engineering Manager, overseeing infrastructure engineering
• Marco Vaccari – Developer of the 3-D structural model for the 17,000-ton melt shop structure
• Tom Schumacher – Manager in charge of the design of melt shop cooling water systems
• Len Belliveau – Expert claims resolution support
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