Hunt Electric


Kennecott Copperfield Truck Shop Expansion

  • General Contractor:
    Big-D Construction
  • Owner:
    Kennecott Utah Copper
  • Location:
    Magna, Utah
  • Contract Type:

The Kennecott Truck Shop is located in the Bingham Canyon Mine. This project consisted of two expansions - east side build-out to the existing shop and the west side build-out to the existing truck shop. The massive expansion of nearly 116,000 sq.ft. added storage areas, offices, electrical and mechanical rooms, as well as 14 new service bays. Both expansions included the installation of medium-voltage services to the transformer, new MCC electrical rooms and high bay HID lighting from the 85’ ceiling decks. Cable trays were installed through both expansions and the existing truck shop for all the branch wiring. This was a very challenging installation due to the working heights and the multiple layers of cable tray. Ninety percent of all work performed was off of a platform lift or 85’ JLG lifts. Both expansions required the installation of approximately 10,000 feet of electrical pipe trace and 8,000 feet of snow melt installed on the 85’ roofs. Hunt Electric provided medium-voltage services for both expansions.

All of the medium-voltage installation was performed by our in-house Transmission and Distribution Division. Even with a challenging schedule, safety was always the number one priority. Because of our safe work practices, we received several safety recognitions:

  • Superintendent Ron Park, Foreman Chad Stoehr, and 11 other Hunt Electric crew members were awarded the Cornerstone Medallion for Excellence in Safety Award.
  • During the 2013 Annual Safety Conference Utah Mining Association (UMA) and Utah Manufacturing Association (UMA) presented Hunt Electric with the Workplace Safety Award.

Along with the general contractor and several other subcontractors, our crews completed this project with quality, craftsmanship and teamwork, making this a very successful project.

Services Provided:   Electrical, Service & Preventive Maintenance