Industrial / Warehouse
This project for Ziegler Inc., a Caterpillar dealer, consists of an expansion to existing office space and the addition of two new buildings designed to handle assembly, maintenance, and service for mining trucks used in Minnesota’s Iron Range. Because these vehicles are too tall and wide to travel on public highways, they’re shipped to the site in pieces and then welded together. To accommodate their immense size, the welding shop features 35-foot high doors (equivalent to three stories high), 80-foot ceilings, cranes to assist in assembly, and a system to recycle and filter air. The mining equipment is cleaned using high pressure hoses and water cannons in the 15,000 sf wash bay. A series of three holding pools allows the dirt to settle and water to be reused. As the pits fill with soil, front end loaders come down the ramps, scoop up the dirt and take it away to a recycling area.
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.
This project is a new office and service facility for building, repairing and certifying tanker trailers. The building uses a manufactured metal building frame and panels with decorative block accents. The service bays include a bridge crane, locker rooms and a two story parts storage area.This project is a new office and service facility for building, repairing and certifying tanker trailers. The building uses a manufactured metal building frame and panels with decorative block accents. The service bays include a bridge crane, locker rooms and a two story parts storage area.
This major addition to the existing MMCD facility greatly expanded the office space and provided all new vehicle and equipment storage. The project included extensive site work to integrate the new additions into the existing property. Sustainable design was also an integral feature to all new work.
Combining office, warehouse, and manufacturing operations, this building mixes these uses at this highly visible industrial park site. The exterior blend of brick, metal panels, and EIFS blends into the detailed but economical precast panels of the warehouse and manufacturing sections. Inside, the upgraded reception and waiting areas create a welcoming atmosphere. Samples of Crystal-D’s award products are highlighted and on display in the showroom.
Designed for the general contractor Shaw-Lundquist, the space in this 17,000 square foot facility is evenly divided between construction storage and office function areas. The site also allows for additional construction storage in an exterior yard, which is screened by the building. The main entrance is through a skylit vestibule that extends into the reception area. The office area includes offices for staff, a plan room, and workroom for subcontractors.