Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Architectural Design: J.A. Wagner Construction, Inc.
Project Scope: Warehouse and production addition
Vintage Trailers has two existing buildings on their site which include office space, trailer fabrication, and a welding and paint shop. Warehouse space and their custom option production line was housed in rental buildings off-site. The J.A. Wagner team constructed a 12,000-square-foot stand-alone building to bring all of Vintage Trailers' operations to one location, allowing for increased production and efficiency. Multiple 50 amp twist lock receptacles were installed around the building for the final phase of testing the trailers. The building also features 80-foot clear spans and LED lighting for uninterrupted production space.
One of the existing buildings was served with an overhead electric line, which made this project challenging. The electrical pole and incoming line was within the footprint of the new building. Electrical service at the power pole needed to be upgraded and the existing buildings served underground by directional boring and new incoming wire. Once this electrical feed was relocated, construction could commence.
Vintage Trailers partnered with J.A. Wagner Construction in the mid-80s for the construction of their two existing buildings. At the time, J.A. Wagner's Steve Harman worked with Bob Stone of Vintage Trailers. More than 20 years later, Steve's son Tony Harman and Bob's son Troy Stone continued the business relationship with a successful 2018 building project.