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Prairie Commons Industrial Park Pre-Engineered Metal Building

Client: The Laser Investment Group

Project Description: Blakeland as the Prime Contractor constructed an 36K sq ft pre-engineered metal building that will host four tenants with a large warehouse. Project included site work, PEMB, stucco, painting and waterproofing, overhead doors, storefront, awnings and canopies, dock levelers, Bigass fans, aluminum railing, landscaping and irrigation, mechanical and electrical. Each scope was evaluated and Value Engineered.

Project Completion: Spring 2016

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Griffin Industries New Employee Building

Client: Griffin Industries

Project Description: This 2,800sf new building serves as the new employee facility and executive offices to Darling/Griffin Industries, one of Americas oldest and largest, innovative recycling facilities for food services. The ground up construction required Blakeland to coordinate with the administrative offices and plant operations, which operates every day of the year. The new building was in close proximity to the existing administrative building (appx4 feet), therefore site logistics including utilities (power, data, voice) had to be uninterrupted throughout our construction process. The existing plant operations had utilities that had had not been documented as the plant grew, therefore our pre-construction period included site forensics to determine existing and future utility feed. Our construction team correctly identified the systems in place and proposed varying from the septic and power design to better serve the urrent and future facility. We consulted with the local building authorities as well as local professionals (septic) to ensure the system proposed were appropriate for the local site conditions (water table, soil composition). The changes proposed by Blakeland were implemented and have been successful. The building itself is block, brick and truss construction with mid-range executive finishes. We were tasked to match the existing building brick (built over 20 years ago), which we were able to accomplish. The mechanical systems were designed for the highly corrosive conditions (caused by plant operations and related chemicals) and we were able to propose adjustments to the mechanical components to improve the durability of the system. Completed ahead of schedule in April 2014.

Project Completion: Summer 2014

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