1 Good Hope
East Coast Demerara
Jonathan Orenstein Studio
||IEL inc. is a modern mechanical engineering manufacturing company with nearly 100,000
square feet of modern plant, employing CNC tooling. The company is engaged in medium/heavy
steel fabrication including multi-story structures and portal frames for buildings of 200
ft. maximum clear span. Our manufacturing program includes a line of Gold and diamond
mining equipment including Dredging equipment of 700 tons/hour maximum capacity,
mechanized Pipe Handling Systems, Separation Systems, and land mining equipment.
Also in IEL inc.'s manufacturing program are Sugar Processing
Equipment, earth-moving conveyors, 6-ton agricultural Hydraulic Tipping Trailers,
25-ton bulk grain wagons, pressed steel Truck Bodies, 36" industrial draft/exhaust
fans, and a wide range of custom-built agricultural and processing equipment from grain
dryers to fertilizer batching plants.
|INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION was
established at the present premises, Lot 1 Goed Hope, Beterverwagting, East Coast
Demerara, in July 1960, by Mr. Manoel Jardim, and at that time employed 8 persons. Its
manufacture was concerned with highly specialized products such as traffic signals
commissioned in 1961.
In 1965, Manoels sons, George and Allan joined the firm and
widened its product range to include heavy steel fabrication. Progress was rapid, and in
1969, the firm was incorporated as a limited liability company - Industrial Engineering
Limited. In 1997, the companys name was changed to IEL inc. to satisfy
new Guyana company law.
During the late sixties, IEL also designed and built almost all their own plate working
machinery including automatic flame cutting equipment, heavy plate rollers, and presses
with capacities of up to 500 tons.
||By 1975 production was moved into a new 20,000 sq. ft.
facility which increased productivity and efficiency.
In 1981 IEL
moved aggressively into the field of Gold Dredging equipment, and now manufactures a range
of Floating Suction and Cutter/Suction type Dredges with capacities of up to 700 tons/hour
of solids moved. IEL has also designed and patented hydraulically powered pipe-handling
systems which enable mechanized mining at the 640 ton/hour level to be carried out using
only 2 operators.
Other products designed and patented by IEL include Gold Separation
Equipment and Vertical-Axis Negative-Leakage Gravel Pumps, which need no shaft or impeller
sealing arrangements and therefore require no maintenance of these traditionally
maintenance intensive parts.
|IEL's Drawing office began widespread use of
Computer Aided Design in 1986 and to date has produced some 8,000 drawings.
In 1988 IEL
installed CNC Machining, Flame Cutting and Band sawing and is now in the process of DNC
installations to complete the design to production link.
January 1994 saw IEL install a new CNC 20" swing by 48"
center-to-center Turning Center.
By 1997 covered working space with reinforced floors for heavy equipment was increased
to 78,000 sq. ft. with provision for an in-plant technical school of 60 places, workers'
restaurant and recreation facilities and new offices.
||An open-air, reinforced concrete area of 20,000 sq. ft has
recently been converted into covered working space and will be occupied by a blasting and
final finishing section by the end of May 1998.
includes new offices, due for completion in 1998 and the development of another production
site at Coldingen (4 miles away from Goed Hope) which will increase IELs covered
production area by another 2½ acres.
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permission before using them in any way. Thank you.