Field Work Texas Rangers Stadium

Posted on: 3/27/2019 9:18:00 AM

HEADQUARTERED IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS, THE TEXAS RANGERS Have been delighting baseball fans ever since they made their Major League Baseball debut in 1972. Part of the American League West division, the Rangers are most recently known for winning the American League championship in both 2010 and 2011 and have played at Globe Life Park in Arlington (roughly 30 minutes from Dallas) since 1994. The Rangers have also made recent headlines based on their upcoming move to a brand-new $1.1 billion, 40,000-seat stadium known as Globe Life Field.

Under construction since late September 2017 and slated for completion in March 2020, none of the build-out would be possible without the presence of temporary lighting, which allows the ground-up construction to move forward safely and accurately throughout both the day and night.

A Solid Solution

As the lead electrical contractor at Globe Life Field, "We rely on good-quality distributors," said Randy Wissel, project director at Farmer’s Branch, Texas-based JMEG, a leading, 16-year-old commercial electrical construction firm serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area and recent participant in stadium construction projects for the Dallas Cowboys and Baylor University. "We go through massive amounts of electrical materials and need strong distributors that can deliver products on time and on budget, handle invoices accurately, manage backorders, and otherwise keep operations flowing smoothly for us."

Responsible for overseeing the new Globe Life Field’s entire electrical package and more than 200 JMEG crew members, the stakes were high as JMEG bid out the job of supplying temporary lighting in early 2018. They ultimately awarded the role to the nearby Dallas branch of Nacogdoches, Texas-based Elliott Electric Supply.

"By spring 2018, JMEG had set up its temporary office on the project site and had an issue to solve: It had a large construction project underway with no roofing but a lot of outdoor work that needed to be done, which required the procurement of powerful temporary lighting," said Derek Jones, outside salesman for Elliott Electric.

After assembling a team and researching many different temporary lighting products on the market, "we knew that LED technology was the way to go and partnered with Ber gen Industries to identify the optimal solution," said Jones of the eventual product they all agreed upon: 100W high-bays within Bergen Industries’s K5 family of LED work-lights. "In addition to being highly energy efficient, these temporary high-bays distribute 13,000 lumens in a full circle and downward, where they’re needed, and daisy chain together to create a system. And given the unique presence of 120V to 277V power at the construction site, the Bergen team provided a special plug that enabled the lights to work with the voltage, an important value-added feature that helped differentiate them from other LED manufacturers we evaluated for the project."

Read the full article from The Electrical Distributor Magazine – March 2019 issue.