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Rodney Strong Vineyards



Rodney Strong Vineyards
Rodney Strong Vineyards on Old Redwood Highway in Healdsburg
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Rodney Strong Vineyards has been expanding their wine-making facility at a fairly steady rate over the last ten years.  In 1998 they upgraded their present crush area with two rotary fermenters, two presses and new augers and hoppers.  LeDuc & Dexter’s commercial department was hired to complete the design/build plumbing that included drainage and wastewater piping, hot and cold water, air and nitrogen piping, hose stations and a mechanical area.

Barrel Building Exterior
The new barrel building is on the far left
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Two barrel rooms were also added at that time, one was approximately 20,000 square feet, and the other was slightly larger.  LeDuc & Dexter completed this design/build project with under slab piping and drainage, hose stations and roof drainage

Now LeDuc & Dexter is back working on a new barrel room and case storage room.  The new barrel room is over 20,000 square feet and the case storage room is just under 20,000 square feet.  This is also a design/build project.  The general contractor is Koch Construction.   Original barrel room
One of the barrel rooms LeDuc & Dexter
had previously worked on
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Hose Station  

LeDuc & Dexter completed all the underground processed piping, two 100-foot trench drains and eight hose stations with hot and cold water, compressed air and nitrogen. Two of the hose stations are external and will be used in barrel washing areas at both ends of the new barrel building.

Close Up of Hose Station
LeDuc & Dexter installed 8 hose stations
in the new barrel room
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The three pipes on the right go
out to the external barrel washing area
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The new barrel room is a concrete tilt-up addition that has a common wall with a previous barrel room.  Part of this design/build is the copper piping tie-in to the existing hot and cold water and compressed air and nitrogen system in the existing barrel room.

Copper Piping  

In the 20,000 square-foot case good building LeDuc & Dexter installed an under floor waste line with two floor sinks to accommodate the condensation from the temperature control ceiling fan coils.  LeDuc & Dexter installed the roof drainage for both new building with PVC rain water leaders and overflow drains.

LeDuc & Dexter tied the new piping into the
existing barell room piping system next door
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Vince Titone, Koch Construction Superintendent, says he’s worked with LeDuc & Dexter a lot over the past 10 years, “They’re great to work with because they’re professional and they get along and work well with the other subs - and that’s really important.”

  Ernie Aranaga and Matt Elliott
LeDuc & Dexter's Ernie Aranaga and Matt Elliott
gather their materials to move to barrel room
next door and complete their piping tie-ins
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After this project is completed LeDuc & Dexter will be working on a new tank room at Rodney Strong Vineyards.  In all probability this will also be a design/build project.


APRIL 2008

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Editorial Credits

LeDuc & Dexter Inc.
Jeff Shank, Commercial Superintendent
Tom LeDuc, President & CEO
Koch Construction
Vince Titone, Superintendent

Sam Gallagher
Dommer & Associates

Tom LeDuc
LeDuc & Dexter Inc.

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