Linde Wiemann is a German based company that welds and finishes metal components into assemblies for the automotive industry. The Design Build team of McMillan Pazdan Smith and THS constructors secured a building permit and created construction documents for Phase 1, which includes Production/Assembly, Warehouse, Distribution, and Office functions. Working directly with the plant manager, Contractor, and subcontractors during the design phase, McMillan Pazdan Smith was able to successfully modify the scope of the project to meet budget, facilitate construction schedule, and satisfy the Ownership’s program requirements and design preferences. Despite a compressed schedule and an international client located on another continent, the design build team came
together and delivered the project on time and in budget.

The Owner was very clear from the beginning that this project was only the first in a multi-step phasing plan that needed to meet their needs now while planning for expansion that will not disrupt the current work going on in Phase 1. The Production, Warehouse, and Distribution areas are 44,300 SF total with a 2-story, 7,000 SF office integrated into the building volume. When all 6 phases are complete the total Assembly, Distribution, and Warehouse will enclose 290,000 SF of space and there will be a multi-story freestanding office building near the existing driveway entrance. Phase 1 of the facility had a 7-month construction schedule and was completed in August of 2016.

The project was constructed of a structural steel frame with an interlocking metal panel skin that is two-sided with a rigid insulation core. There are 2 different metal panels on the project, vertical at the production area and a horizontal panel at the office that is smoother and extended out slightly from the face of the production area behind it to make it more prominent. The entrance has 2-stories of glass and a cantilevered smooth metal canopy. Inside, the large windows help to illuminate the high volume traversed by a monumental stairway with a stainless steel cable rail system. The offices have direct views to the outside and observation windows overlooking the interior Production area.