Custom Plastic Production Facility
A leading plastics manufacturer consolidated its global R&D, Technology Development and Specialty Materials resources in a central location. The Client converted and expanded existing office space into a state-of-the-art plastic research and extrusion facility. Construction of the production plant enabled them to bring new, cutting edge plastic solutions to market.
The project included demolition of existing equipment and building structures followed by construction of more than 100,000 sq ft of mixed-use space with dedicated research, production, warehouse and office areas. Installed within the new facility are five powder-to-pellet plastic extrusion lines with associated utility, ventilation, dust collection, plant air, nitrogen, steam, mechanical, structural, electrical and control systems.
The client had a vision but limited experience delivering a project of this type, complexity and magnitude. They are researchers, technology innovators, and business leaders, not process engineers or construction managers. Therefore, the primary challenge was in finding a way to effectively communicate and collaborate with a multi-disciplined team of stakeholders as we worked to define a process and construct a building system that achieved their objectives.