Designer: Story Design, Ltd.
Project Size: 102,750 sq. ft.
Total Project Cost: $3.9 million
Agri-Industrial Plastics Company is a custom blow-molder of large-scale parts. The company specializes in non-automotive fuel tank systems (recreational, lawn and garden, and watercraft vehicles). The company’s end products also have applications in other industrial settings including agriculture, construction, traffic control and highway safety, household and commercial appliances, and many others. The current Agri-Industrial site occupies 20-acres in the industrial section of this southeastern Iowa community of just under 10,000 residents. With the addition of this project, Agri-Industrial includes over 340,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. The recently completed manufacturing facility is not the first project on which Story and Agri-Industrial have teamed but it is the largest to date. The 100,000+ square foot pre-engineered building addition answers Agri-Industrial’s need for more space as the company continues to grow in staff, equipment and clients. The warehouse addition is an insulated Nucor® pre-engineered steel building measuring 250’ x 411’ and approximately 40’ in height at the roof’s peak; multiple overhead doors with paved approaches; and six shipping & receiving docks. The foundations are pad footings and grade beams with 7” slab-on-grade. The interior features translucent panels on each wall and 14 skylights across the roof. Additional 900 sq. ft. rooms of concrete masonry unit (CMU) partitions serve as restrooms and trucker check-in areas.
“Story has a team of professionals who are easy to work with. They kept our project on budget and on schedule… in fact even finishing slightly ahead of schedule,” said Lori Schaefer-Weaton, President of Agri-Industrial Plastics. “I have already recommended Story to many of my colleagues who have upcoming construction projects. And, we already have another project underway with Story, as well.”