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David Jahn

Professional Engineer
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois

Dave is highly skilled in providing leadership and direction on large complicated industrial construction projects. Over 40 years, he has managed many complicated, industrial and manufacturing facilities throughout the East and Midwest.

Dave directs the value engineering process and ensures that the proposed construction technologies are feasible during budgeting \while introducing alternative methods as necessary. He also consults during the design phase and provides coordination with regard to sequencing, expediting, master schedule development and other significant milestone considerations.

As construction commences, Dave provides leadership in promoting collaboration and creative problem solving to direct success during construction and post-construction phases. During construction he makes certain the schedule is maintained while ensuring safety and quality goals are met. Further, he is a skilled negotiator. He completely manages the change order process, making certain potential cost increases are known before they take place.

Following is a representative list of projects:

E. I. Dupont,  Seaford, Delaware.  Nylon manufacturing plant.  Multiple contracts for monomer mixing, Dow Therm Vaporizers, adipic acid unloading and storage. 

Dacron Staple Manufacturing Facility, Wilmington, North Carolina.  Water treatment, chemical storage, Dacron spinning.

Thomson Consumer Electronics, Marion, Indiana.  Construction Manager for a facility to make very large screen television picture tubes.  Major mechanical systems for deionized water of various temperatures, gases and contained wastes.  Multiple designers and world-wide turnkey equipment installers were also a factor.   Project included total upgrade and retrofit of existing waste treatment unit.

Diamond Shamrock, Morristown, New Jersey.  Research and Development Center.  Design & build project manager.

Upjohn, Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Pharmaceutical batch plant manufacturing facility.  Design & build project manager.

Quality Control Laboratory.  Construction manager  

Johnson & Johnson, Athens, Georgia.  Pharmaceutical batch plant manufacturing facility.  Design & build project manager.

National Starch & Chemical Co.,   Hazelton, Pennsylvania.  Lead project through the design and preconstruction phase.  Handed off complete bid packages and schedule for field manager.  Project included resin and chemical handling, mixing, storage.

Jacobs Kaffee, Bremen, Germany.  Design and build coffee processing plant.  First continuous process freeze dried coffee plant. All environmental systems including a full waste treatment facility were part of the new turn-key plant. 

National Starch & Chemical Co., Indianapolis, Indiana.  Project Manager on both the Novelose 2004 and Process Relocation projects.  Projects included dry material handling, bag dumps, screening, transfer and storage systems. 

Cummins Engine Company, Seymour, Indiana.  Multiple projects in an operating manufacturing plant.  Project Manager/Site Manager for all field operations from estimate to bid package preparation to site supervision to project close-out.  Projects were added as projects were completed, keeping Dave on-site for four-years!  

American Pad & Paper, Mattoon, Illinois.  Paper converting plant  

ARMAC, Chicago, Illinois.    Research facility. 

Beverly Enterprises, Carmel, Indiana.  Retirement living complex.

Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Laboratory addition.

Indiana School for the Blind, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Aquatic center. 

Johnson & Johnson, Eastern United States.  Preconstruction on multiple projects.

Merck Pharmaceuticals, Bad Aibling, West Germany.  Pharmaceutical production. 

Montgomery Ward, Niskayuna, New York.  Retail store.

National Starch & Chemical Co., Hazelton, Pennsylvania.  New facility 

Norma F.A.G. Bearing, Hartford, Connecticut.  Cutting oil recovery plant.

Ohio Lime Corporation, Woodville, Ohio.  Limestone processing. 

Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.  Condominium complex. 

St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana.  New dormitory.

Xerox Corporation, Rochester, New York.  Distribution warehouse/office. 

Famous Barr Department Store, Champaigne, IL

First Bank Center, South Bend, IN 


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