On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission, NASA announced major renovations for the massive 8-acre building that was built between 1963 and 1965. Petersen Inc., in Ogden, was contracted to fabricate the platforms that were needed for this renovation of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Tramcor was granted the privilege to haul these loads for Peterson Inc.
The 10 platforms were so large that each platform had to be split into 4 sections, creating a total of 40 loads to be hauled. Glen Cummings and Lyle Harrop were the drivers dispatched to haul these Loads. It took two years to deliver all 40 loads which were all delivered safely by Glen and Lyle.
In January 2017, the final platform was fully installed, completing what NASA called a key milestone in the renovation project for the VAB. Tramcor is extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to be a part of this monumental renovation.
The renovation will bring the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) into the 21st century allowing for another 50 years of space travel for America. The new platform system will be used to access the Space Launch System (SLS) where an advanced launch vehicle will be responsible for launching the Orion spacecraft on its first manned mission set for mid – 2019.