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Southeastern University Stainless Steel Additions

Client Name: Southeastern University Facility Maintenance
Industry: Institutions
Location: Lakeland
Material: Stainless Steel
Project Manager: Joey Sloan
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Project Description

Dream Team Springer-Peterson Fabrication completes custom stainless steel additions to university’s dining area

Southeastern University and Springer-Peterson have a long-standing client relationship. We have done several decorative stainless steel and structural support jobs on campus, making our lengthy history of quality work significant.


Naturally, when Southeastern realized they had an issue that needed attention in their main student dining area, “Tuscana Ristorante”, Springer-Peterson was the first place to call for help. The root of the problem originated from the construction of the building material, which wasn’t designed to withstand the chemical cleaning agents and constant moisture in a commercial kitchen environment.

This led to the kitchen’s disintegration by either rusting or holding water & debris that would allow for mold growth and other unsanitary conditions. With cleanliness and sanitation a top priority in a food service area, Southeastern University needed to promptly correct the problem.

This project was a challenge because each of the parts had to be replicated by field sketches and dimensions taken under working conditions. The parts also were reproduced to fit exactly in accommodation with the equipment and utilities that were affected. Everything would need to go in smoothly and fit correctly the first time as there was no time for mistakes on this job. 

The fix would all need to be done without hindering the normal operations, but Springer-Peterson Fabrication was up for the challenge.


After assessing the situation at hand and taking certain steps, the Fabrication team at Springer-Peterson successfully transported and installed newly fabricated synthetic antimicrobials stainless steel additions to solve the kitchen crisis.

Initially, Springer-Peterson’s Fabrication team recommended that the entire wall section in the kitchen be removed and reconstructed using exclusively stainless steel for both the structure and the decorative finish. The recommendation was approved and agreed upon by Southeastern University.

The first step to assure safety and completion of the job was to work closely with the Facility Manager and staff at Southeastern University. This would ensure that Springer-Peterson completed the entire the project by not hindering normal operations. This required work both day and night to maintain minimal impact the university’s operations and overall facilities.

The task given to Springer-Peterson’s team of fabricators would have to be executed with extreme accuracy. Before Springer-Peterson underwent any fabricating, the team planned everything precisely by utilizing both Auto Cad drawing software and laser measuring tools on-site. This would allow proactive discussion of all conflict resolutions and installation hurdles that may have hindered the installation of the stainless steel. By using animations, precision equipment, and software … it would then secure a smooth and efficient installation long before the first screw was ever removed.

The execution of the job was implemented by providing both stainless steel and synthetic antimicrobial products that were designed and hand fabricated in the Springer-Peterson fabrication shop. After completion of material fabrication, the products were successfully transported to Southeastern University’s “Tuscana Ristorante” dining area and installed by our fabricators.

Ultimately, Southeastern University was extremely satisfied with the new renovations. The job was completed in a timely fashion with an exceptionally detailed application. In results of another “A+” job being performed at the university by our highly-experienced and talented Fabrication team, Springer-Peterson is now being called upon for further similar repairs. Springer-Peterson’s Fabrication team looks forward to assisting Southeastern again in the future.

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