New Power Plant Building Needed Massive Opening Quickly

Category: Commercial Overhead Doors
Products: Rolling Steel Commercial Overhead Door and Operator
Industry: Manufacturing
Application: Nuclear Power Plant


A power plant serving 1.2 million customers needed a massive door to help house new equipment.


The power plant was bringing in new equipment related to refueling the reactor. They needed an opening to be 40 feet wide and 30 feet tall to accommodate the machinery.

The power plant needed the door to secure the building. Unfortunately, they had a tight time frame. And, they weren’t having success finding someone to engineer it. Also, they needed the door to be installed in only two weeks.


DH Pace sourced an option for a rolling steel door and an operator. The heavy-duty overhead door was exactly what the power plant needed to enclose the industrial building. Due to the sensitive nature of the operations, the power plant required that the installation technicians attend four days of training. Also, they required the technicians to submit to background checks.

First, DH Pace engineered the door and issued the shop drawings. Then, they had the door manufactured to meet the customer’s requirements.

The components shipped directly to the job site. Once there, it was rigorously inspected to be allowed into the protected area. After the training, the four-person installation team had the massive door and operator installed in three days.

New rolling steel overhead door


The project went off without a hitch. Ultimately, it ended up being one of the largest installations for the Company. The door and operator were produced and installed in only two weeks’ time. Afterward, the new refueling technology was secured appropriately.