PayneCrest Electric and Communications
10411 Baur Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63132
The more than one million-square-foot facility will accommodate the production of the newly designed Chevrolet Colorado midsize pick-up along with its existing full-size van, creating or retaining about 1,260 jobs hourly and salaried jobs. Working directly with GM to carefully plan each phase, PayneCrest took on an ever expanding scope of work and exceeded expectations on all scheduling benchmarks. PayneCrest installed virtually every major component of the assembly line process, from the body shop to the paint shop to general assembly. PayneCrest’s body shop work included installing a new 400,000-square-foot building addition and all new conveyers. In the paint shop, it delivered new automation, including new paint automation equipment and sealer robots. PayneCrest also upgraded ovens and delivered spray booths modifications while installing conveyers and process controls to optimize efficiency. General assembly work included installing new conveyers, modifying existing conveyers and installing new process equipment. Key to its success was PayneCrest’s ability to swiftly engineer and layout each phase of the project with precision during a trio of three-week-long plant shutdowns. It was able to efficiently manage manpower fluctuations as work peaked to more than 350 electricians. The Chevrolet Colorado made its debut in 2014.