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Industrial Architecture

Manitowoc Crane High Bay Heavy Assembly Addition

Manitowoc Crane High Bay Heavy Assembly Addition Manitowoc Crane Company expanded its Manitowoc facilities to meet demands for growth and capacity. GRAEF provided planning, architectural, structural, site/civil and MEP engineering services for the renovation and modernization projects which were completed in multiple phases. The Manitowoc campus expansion included numerous renovations and additions. A new 4,000-square-foot…

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Caterpillar North of Rawson Facility

Caterpillar North of Rawson Facility GRAEF helped develop a space utilization program and provided design services for this new 260,000 SF facility with fabrication shop, warehouse and high density rack storage system. Employee support areas include restrooms, conference rooms, offices, lunch rooms and a medical office. A new central compressed air plant was designed to…

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Komatsu Fabrication Building

Komatsu Texas

Komatsu Fabrication Building Komatsu Mining Corp. is building a new fabrication building in Longview Texas. The 167,000-square-foot heavy manufacturing facility will produce the world’s largest wheel loader with an operating weight of 477,100 – 486,250 pounds. The facility includes two crane bays with two 50-ton gantry bays each. There are also several semi-gantry cranes under…

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Caterpillar Fab Shop

Caterpillar Fab Shop Caterpillar (Bucyrus) retained GRAEF to evaluate their existing fab shop and improve the space. The facility was outdated and bottlenecks and inefficiencies were common in the process flow. The fab shop included 12,300 square feet of workstations and 14,000 square feet of staging areas and aisles. GRAEF conducted value stream mapping, gap…

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Quad/Graphics, Inc. Oklahoma Facility Expansion

Quad/Graphics, Inc. Oklahoma Facility Expansion Quad/Graphics expanded their Oklahoma City facility as part of their overall Oklahoma master plan. With additional phases and buildings intended for this campus, it was important to maintain design flexibility for additions to the south and west. GRAEF included a plan for a future expansion to the east, the lower level…

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Briggs & Stratton Corporate Office Suite

Briggs & Stratton Corporate Office Suite This project transformed a 20,000 square foot area within a manufacturing facility into a corporate level style office suite to accommodate a department of 75 staff with room to expand to a staff of 90. The suite consisted primarily of cubicle-style offices, along with two dozen private offices, conference…

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Badger Railing Needs Assessment

Badger Railing Needs Assessment GRAEF was retained by Badger Railing to conduct a needs assessment to provide a diagrammatic plant layout as a template for assessing future buildings and sites and to suggest changes to the existing building layout with improvements to plant productivity. GRAEF gathered data for the needs assessment through personal observations, value…

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Aldrich Chemical

Aldrich Chemical GRAEF was retained to provide project management, including resident inspection services, as well as necessary engineering functions for a major rehabilitation of a large industrial complex. The project involved the rehabilitation of approximately 25 percent of 14.5 acres. Specific services provided by GRAEF include: Management of three design contracts, 48 construction contracts and…

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