Industrial / Warehouse
Phase One of an 80 acre site master plan, this project consisted of a 65,000 new square foot maintenance, storage, shop, and office complex for this heavy equipment distribution/maintenance company. This facility uses a number of energy saving strategies that are specific to a vehicle shop environment. All ventilated air is passed through a heat exchanger that is low maintenance and easily cleaned. Because of the large ventilation requirements and the dirty exhaust fumes, this system greatly reduces energy consumption.
A regional service center for Caterpillar equipment, this facility is designed to handle the multiple functions similar to a MnDOT truck facility. Service area has overhead cranes, vehicle ventilation systems and other systems to handle the truck environment. Warehouse stores parts for use by the service department. Office areas include training rooms, locker rooms, conference, service counters and mechanical/electrical/computer/communication areas. A two story entrance area creates a link between the main level and upper office area. Provisions are made for acoustical, lighting and temperature control throughout the project.