Integrated Facility Services, an HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm, has upgraded its stainless steel custom fabrication facility to meet the needs of its clients in the pharmaceutical and other industrial sectors.
IFS invested $40,000 in the newly renovated 1,500-square-foot facility, located at 2490 Cassens Drive in Fenton. The company previously had owned the building and used it for storage before its new use, with a complete retooling, new lighting and upgraded ventilation, according to a company spokeswoman.
IFS performed the work itself, with some electrical work performed by DiMaggio Electric Inc., she said.
The property holding the new fabrication facility has an appraised value of $1.09 million, according to St. Louis County records. IFS’ headquarters are located at 1055 Cassens Industrial Court in Fenton, which county records say is owned by R.S. Investment Properties LLC, an affiliate of the Rundquist family, owner of IFS. The headquarters building has an appraised value of $2.4 million, according to the county.
The new self-contained facility prevents carbon steel contamination to ensure cleanliness of stainless steel piping assemblies, IFS officials said. The renovated facility also is a fabrication area for bead and crevice-free fusion of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) piping for USP water systems, which are those that meet the standards of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention for use by pharmaceutical manufacturers.
IFS, led by President John Rundquist, is one of St. Louis’ largest privately held companies, with 2017 revenue of $70.2 million. It also has offices in Columbia, Missouri. IFS also provides environmental system control validation for pharmaceutical production facilities.