Graham Construction partnered with PDM Precast in 2017 to build a new batch plant. The 5,200 SF facility consisted of
World Class Industries Project
65,000sf, September 2018 – June 2019
The World Class Industries’ new facility sits on 13 acres and includes 10,000 SF of new corporate office space and 53,000 SF of new warehouse space.
The entrance has floor-to-ceiling storefront and glazing, with a custom metal panel canopy and soffit system. The office area includes 13 private offices and 4,000 SF of open office space with modular office furniture. Employee areas include four restrooms, two breakrooms, three conference rooms and a training room with automated shade control and audio/video equipment. The floor finishes in the new office space consist of carpet flooring, ceramic tile, luxury vinyl tiling and sealed concrete. The reception area has a custom fabricated reception desk with a floor to ceiling mural clad to the back wall behind the desk.
Working well with the city of Hiawatha was crucial to completing the project on time. By developing a good relationship early in the project, the city of Hiawatha understood what Graham was trying to accomplish. During freezing temperatures, they assisted Graham with multiple inspections so Graham could proceed with the schedule.
With the final site work to start in May, spring rain began to cause an issue. The team worked long hours and Saturdays. Graham and the contractors all worked together to help coordinate their efforts with equipment and overtime needed to hit the schedule. With all this hard work, Graham consolidated seven weeks into four.