(908) 276-1000
530 South Avenue East
P.O. Box 128
Cranford, NJ 07016

Mechanical Division

Executives and Management

Larry Kaplan, Vice President Mechanical, has over thirty two years of experience in the mechanical industry and oversees all of Eii, Inc. mechanical operations and projects. In addition to his management experience, Larry is a member of UA Local Union #475 and serves as Eii, Inc. liaison between the union and our company, which he is a director and shareholder in.
Steve Samra, Has over 23 years of experience in the construction field with profit, budgetary & safety responsibilities. His background includes experience with the power industry, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, cogeneration, and commercial projects. Steve is a member of Steamfitters Local Union 475 and is responsible for the operating performance of the Mechanical Division at our Bayway facility. Duties include Design & Fabrication Coordination, Project Planning, Scheduling, Estimating, Contract and Personnel Administration, Trade Union Relations, and Project Execution.
Joe Murphy, Is a 35 year member of Steamfitters Local 475 specializing in industrial pipefitting. The past 20 years he has been in the petro-chemical industry. This includes working and supervising pipe fabrication, system maintenance, upgrade projects, and industrial ground water remediation system operation and maintenance.
Lou Appezzato, A Project Manager/Estimator with 33 years of experience. He currently oversees our mechanical operations at Anheuser Busch facility in Newark, New Jersey. Lou is a member of Local Union #475.


Division Overview

Eii Inc. Mechanical Division was established in 1991 and since the course of
our inception we have successfully completed numerous projects, on time and within the budgetary constraints of our clients. Our mechanical division clientele base includes fortune 500 companies. We are experienced in all facets of mechanical installations including, but not limited to, process utility piping, structural supports, and instrumentation piping and tubing. We are well versed in taking the leading role of a project and we are experienced in buying out the services of subcontractors that support the mechanical installation.

The Eii Inc. Mechanical Fabrication Shop is conveniently located off of US Highway #1 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. With over 12 welding stations, we can fabricate piping assemblies up to 40 inches to our clients most exacting requirements, in a controlled environment for greater productivity, higher quality product that cannot be duplicated in the field. On site inspection and x-raying capabilities insures the final quality of our product.

Construction Experience

  • ConocoPhillips ABW RVP Fabrication
  • Exxon Chemical GF4 Blending Fabrication
  • Infineum USA L.P. 201 Tank Fabrication
  • Exxon Chemical Blending Modernization
  • Exxon Chemical Automated Blending Loading
  • Anheuser Busch Co. Brew Kettle Modernization
  • Anheuser Busch Co. Foundation Water
  • Anheuser Busch Co. Vapor Condenser Brew Stack Kettles
  • Anheuser Busch Co. Hot Water Modernization
  • ExxonMobil Omaha Additives Unit
  • Infineum USA L.P. Thermal Oxidizer
  • ExxonMobil Canning Building Modernization
  • Anheuser Busch Co. Re-Control Brew House Valves
  • Anheuser Busch Co. Power House 210 deg. Hot Water

Project Start-Up Experience – Plant Shutdowns and Turnarounds

  • Exxon Chemical – Infineum USA L.P. – Anheuser Busch Co.
  • Anheuser Busch Co. Brew House Outages – Yearly
  • Infineum USA L.P. Calcium Phenate Unit – 3/99, 5/00, 10/00, 2/01, 10/01, 10/02
  • Infineum USA L.P. DDP Unit – 11/99, 8/01, 6/02
  • Infineum USA L.P. Dispersants Unit – 3/98, 11/99, 9/02
  • Infineum USA L.P. LM Unit – 3/99, 10/00, 7/01, 8/02
  • Infineum USA L.P. Vis-J Unit – 3/99, 8/00, 10/01, 9/02, 5/03, 3/04
  • Infineum USA L.P. Zinc Unit – 9/02, 10/03

Client References

  • ConocoPhillips
    Bayway Refinery, Linden NJ
    Jeff Sullivan
    Project Engineer

  • Infineum USA L.P. (Formerly Exxon Chemical)
    Bayway Chemical Plant, Linden NJ
    Charlie Pihokken
    Manufacturing Support Manager

  • Infineum USA L.P. (Formerly Exxon Chemical)
    Bayway Chemical Plant, Linden NJ
    Donna Hopkins
    Bayway Procurement Group Leader

  • Anheuser Busch Co.
    St. Louis MO.
    Mike Walsh
    International Operations Manager

  • Enerfab (Anheuser Busch Projects)
    Cincinnati Ohio
    Kevin Link
    Sales Manager