In 2016, era-Contact USA, a global manufacturing leader in electrical railway couplings, chose to relocate it’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters in South Carolina. Working closely with the Department of Commerce, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development and others, the company identified a site in the Pickens County Commerce Park.
McMillan Pazdan Smith was selected to lead the preliminary and scope documentation design phase for the manufacturing facility. The firm then went on to assist in procuring general ontractor construction services to complete the project in a design-build delivery method.
The initial phase of the building includes 27,000 SF of production area and 16,000 SF of administrative office space. Two additional phases have been designed to expand the facility to a total area of 90,000 SF production and 30,000 SF administrative office. The first phase of the project is expected to be complete in June 2017.