Recent Projects

Li-Cycle

Founded by Ajay Kochhar and Tim Johnston with a mission to solve the global battery recycling issue, Li-Cycle has since grown to the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America. As business began to thrive, Li-Cycle sought out various locations to support their unique Spoke and Hub battery recycling process. 

The Customer Request 

In 2020, they recruited Boulter to install their second Spoke facility at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York. After a successful installation that finished on schedule despite delays from COVID-19, we were then brought on to complete the installation of their third Spoke facility in Gilbert, Arizona.

The Boulter Solution 

Due to the sizing and placement of the skids, which housed the unique recycling process, a double hydraulic gantry system was required for both installs. Each unit was skated inside and then lifted with the hydraulic gantry to sit on top of one another.  

Once the main components were in place, we finished the project by installing the main feeder conveyor, shredders, and drag link conveyors. 

Project Highlights

Capabilities Applied & Processes Implemented

Rochester Spoke Facility

  • Custom rigging and installation services
    • Prepared the building for installation
    • Offload and set seven skids and conveyor into the second-story opening using cranes and a double hydraulic gantry system
    • Equipment leveling and alignment
  • Steel fabrication and installation services
    • Fabrication per AISC specifications
    • OHSA compliant stairs
    • Welding completed by certified welders
    • Made necessary modifications to existing handrails

Gilbert, Arizona Spoke Facility

  • Custom rigging and installation services
    • Prepared the building for installation
    • Offload and set skids and conveyor into the building using a double hydraulic gantry system
    • Installed main feeder conveyor, shredders, and drag link conveyors
    • Equipment leveling and alignment

Equipment Used

  • Cranes
  • Double hydraulic gantry system
  • Electric fork truck
  • 3.5-ton fork truck
  • Slings
  • 17-ton shackles
  • Porta power
  • Jacks
  • Skates
  • Blocks
  • Heel bars
  • Rigging gang box