Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Design: J.A. Wagner Construction, Inc.
Scope: New production and warehouse facility
This 42,875-square-foot expansion adds warehouse space, two loading docks, and a new 32,375-square-foot temperature-controlled production area, bringing the building's total footprint to more than 94,000 square feet. This project required the installation of some unique equipment, including a 300-ton stamping press with an isolated foundation, five 180-ton horizontal molding presses, one 40-ton molding press, and an overhead bus duct to power the assembly cells.
In an effort to maintain quality while increasing productivity, Shield Restraint Systems chose to employ the use of an overhead bus duct. This allows for a more efficient transfer of electrical power across the entire building to the facility’s large pieces of equipment. We installed roof-mounted utilities for all the presses, as well as four 25-ton rooftop air conditioning units. In addition, to assist Shield with maintenance efforts, we strategically positioned the production equipment so it could be serviced by a 10-ton bridge crane located within the facility.