In June 2014, Eberspaecher Automotive decided to expand their regional manufacturing capabilities and move closer to a major client. They selected an existing 277,000 square-foot warehouse facility in Spartanburg County, SC for their new manufacturing plant. To updated the space quickly and efficiently, they engaged a design-build team that included McMillan Pazdan Smith.
The team expanded the facility’s employee support and administrative spaces significantly, bringing existing areas up to code and adding new restrooms, locker rooms, offices, and meeting rooms. On the manufacturing floor itself, the team added 10 new shipping docks, levelers and drive-in ramps. The existing concrete floor was polished, and new LED lighting was installed offering process illumination levels well within Eberspaecher’s parameters. Interior finishes were updated to modern standards throughout the facility.
Despite a tight project timeline of only 7 months, the team was able to complete the work in 6 months and Eberspaecher Automotive commenced operations in the updated facility in January 2015.