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Building A Building On Top Of A Building

by Andrew Harman / February 7, 2017

J.A. Wagner Construction designed and built the new 32,300-square-foot facility over top of the existing building.

B&B Molders, Inc. of Mishawaka, Indiana are innovators in plastic injection molding. The company, founded in 1963, has experienced tremendous growth over the years. In 2013, they had a problem. They had outgrown their Mishawaka plant and could not expand their facility on their existing property. The only direction to go was up. 

J.A. Wagner Construction designed and built the new 32,300-square-foot facility over top of the existing building in an effort to help B&B Molders remain completely operational during construction.

B&B Molders Conference Room RenovationIn the newly-renovated office area, two full-glass doors give way to a multi-level tray ceiling with up-lighting and pendants in the conference room. There is also a top-of-the-line break room with granite counters. In the warehouse, the structural steel was painted white and all process piping was painted in OSHA standard colors. The floors in the plant were sand abraded and a 20-mil colored epoxy coating was applied.

Once the new building was completed, the existing smaller facility was demolished from the inside out.

“This facility was built with an emphasis on aesthetic appeal and operational cleanliness, and the main objective was to avoid disrupting B&B Molders’ operations while undertaking such a major addition and remodel to both the office and the plant,” noted Mark Elliott, Vice President of J.A. Wagner Construction. “Due to the extensive coordination efforts, the result was very little downtime for B&B Molders.”

“J.A. Wagner did this job without any interruption to us and were a ‘class act’ while giving us an outstanding and beautiful structure. I would never build another building without using J.A. Wagner Construction,” said Britt Murphey, President & CEO of B&B Molders, Inc.

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About J.A. Wagner Construction
J.A. Wagner is an award-winning design-build contractor and Butler Builder®. Our work can be found throughout the United States. Projects in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Utah and Texas illustrate the confidence clients have placed in us to construct their facilities.

Cost-effectiveness and ease to work with are primary reasons clients have chosen J.A. Wagner for their projects over the services of local builders in these regions.

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Andrew Harman

Andrew Harman

Andrew has more than 16 years of experience in the commercial construction field. Growing up in a construction family, Andrew has always had a passion for building and designing. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Purdue University School of Technology in Building Construction Management.