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Work Completed on Seymour Ford Lincoln Showroom

Work Completed on Seymour Ford Lincoln Showroom

The interior work on this project included reworking the existing showroom floor plan (relocating a restroom and removal of various partitions), new floor finishes, and new furniture. The exterior work on the project consisted of new exterior surface to the showroom constructed with architectural horizontal metal panels and an aluminum composite metal panel system, a new vehicle canopy, a new  entry tower (visible to I-94 traffic), and custom Ford-Lincoln signage. The entry tower is designed to resist 90 mile per hour winds and is supported by a special foundation that is independent from the showroom walls and foundation system. Work on the project began in July 2016 with construction being completed in the fall of that year. During design and construction of the project, O’Harrow Construction coordinated the work with the owner to minimize disruption of Seymour Ford Lincoln’s business operations and achieve the overall remodel and visual retailing requirements of the auto manufacturer.  

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Construction Nears Completion of Alro Steel-Charlotte, Michigan Expansion

Construction Nears Completion of Alro Steel-Charlotte, Michigan Expansion

Construction began in December of 2016 on a 41,474 square foot warehouse expansion of Alro Steel’s existing facility, increasing the total area of the Charlotte facility to 121,821 square feet. The addition consists of a pre engineered steel structure supported on a reinforced concrete foundation. Existing foundations at the interface between the existing and new buildings where modified to accommodate increased loading from the new structure. The 40’ high exterior walls of the addition use panel rib metal siding. Approximately 96% of the new warehouse area has 20 ton overhead crane coverage. The exterior site and associated pavement was designed to facilitate operations for trucks and forklifts. The addition is approximately 14 ft taller than the existing warehouse to provide better overhead crane clearance. The roof transition from new to existing was configured to reduce the susceptibility of roof snow drifts. This transition required careful planning and sequencing to keep the existing and new buildings watertight during construction. During construction, O’Harrow coordinated the work with Alro Steel to minimize the impact of construction on Alro’s normal business activities. Occupancy for the addition is scheduled for mid 2017.

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O’Harrow Completes Construction of CP Federal City Square

O’Harrow Completes Construction of CP Federal City Square

O’Harrow Construction Company has completed construction of the $583,000 CP Federal City Square.  The structure, built to house the historic Glidden Parker mural, is the centerpiece of the new Horace Blackman Park in downtown Jackson. The unique structure incorporates a stage for performances, amphitheatre style seating, a space for a rotating art exhibit and the glass mural. The 9 foot by 28 foot mural was commissioned for the Consumers Power Company (now Consumers Energy) headquarters.  When the company relocated to a new corporate headquarters two blocks away, the mural was taken apart, crated and stored. As the building neared completion, the 45 section mural was put back together in an O’Harrow shop, re-welded by a team of four and installed. O’Harrow Construction, the contractor for the project, began installation on Monday, completing the job around 3 p.m. Wednesday. A group of four rewelded the pieces together and repainted the frame. In an article on M-Live, Supervisor John Lueder said “This is the hardest job I’ve ever done,” as he cited the unique shape of the building posing challenges for the project. Lueder and his group hauled in 15 crates of glass.  There are about 1,800 pounds of glass and 400 pounds of steel in the 0.75-inch thick mural. Finishing touches included installing lights to back illuminate the mural, HVAC and security systems, signage and trim. The mural, designed and created by sculptor Glidden Parker of  colored, faceted glass is an illustration of the city’s history of power generation and distribution.          

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Alro-Beech Grove, Indiana

Alro-Beech Grove, Indiana

Construction began in March of 2015 on a 38,000 square foot warehouse expansion of Alro Steel’s existing facility, increasing the total warehouse area to 250,000 square feet. The addition consists of a pre engineered steel structure supported on a reinforced concrete foundation. The exterior walls of the addition use an 8’ tall strip of decorative industrial resistant masonry below panel rib metal siding. The warehouse addition was designed for full 20 ton overhead crane coverage. The exterior site and associated pavement was designed to facilitate operations for trucks and forklifts. Careful planning and sequencing was required to keep the interface between the existing and new buildings watertight during construction. O’Harrow is coordinating activities with Alro Steel to minimize the impact of construction on Alro’s normal business activities. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.  

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Alro-Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alro-Tulsa, Oklahoma

Construction of this 81,000 square foot state of the art complex for Alro Steel began in April of 2015. The new facility consists of warehouse and office space and is located on a 14 acre parcel of land within the city limits of Tulsa. The site, utilities, and building are designed to meet the owner’s current needs with provisions for future expansion. The warehouse area consists of high bays with an eave height of 44’. The warehouse was designed for full overhead crane coverage (10 tons or 20 tons). Design of the foundation for the building includes special sub base material to address expansive soils. Exterior walls of the building utilize a combination of decorative metal and prestressed concrete insulated sandwich panels. During the design phase of the project, O’Harrow Construction coordinated efforts between the pre engineered building manufacturer and the prestressed concrete wall manufacturer to optimize the design and the construction sequence. The estimated completion date for this project is spring of 2016.  

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New Body Shop for Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln

New Body Shop for Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln

New Body Shop for Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln Grand Ledge, Michigan This project consists of the design and construction of a new 11,000 square foot body shop within the owner’s existing property. The new body shop building is comprised of prefabricated steel building frames with decorative metal panel exterior walls. The new building includes work areas (including a paint booth), office space, customer lounge, and restrooms. O’Harrow Construction provided engineering services to design the new structure and worked with the City of Grand Ledge to obtain the necessary approvals and permits for the project. During construction, O’Harrow Construction personnel coordinated activities with Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln to allow for the normal operation of the business. The project  construction was initiated in March of 2015 and will be completed in the summer of 2015. Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln is a full service car dealership supplying Ford and Lincoln vehicles and associated services to their customers.  

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O’Harrow Construction Co. Receives Top Honor Awards from Nucor Building Systems

O’Harrow Construction Co. is pleased to announce it has been named recipient of the Three Million Dollars Cumulative award from Nucor Building Systems, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered metal building systems. This distinguished award recognizes Authorized Nucor Builders with outstanding accomplishment in selling and constructing Nucor custom steel building systems totally over three million  dollars in their history as a Nucor Builder. From a network of more than 1,000 Authorized Nucor Builders nationwide, O’Harrow Construction Co. is one of a select few recipients of this significant honor. O’Harrow Construction Co. has also been awarded the High Performance award.This premier annual award recognizes Authorized Nucor Builders with exceptional performance in selling Nucor custom steel building systems in a single year. “We congratulate O’Harrow Construction Co. for their outstanding achievements of both awards,” said Jim Lindhorst, Sales Manager at Nucor Building Systems. “These awards are a testament to their ability to provide superior construction services using Nucor Building Systems products.” Through a network of Authorized Builders, Nucor Building Systems offers a wide array of building solutions for projects ranging from industrial and commercial structures to projects for the agricultural, community, and retail industries that are custom designed, yet cost­ effective,efficient, and faster to erect than conventional construction methods. Based in Jackson, Ml, O’Harrow Construction Co. is an Authorized Nucor Builder specializing in design/build of pre-engineered metal building systems.

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Engineers WIthout Borders Bridge Project Completed in Gualindo Arriba, El Salvador

Engineers WIthout Borders Bridge Project Completed in Gualindo Arriba, El Salvador

  This project was selected as an Engineers Without Borders-USA 2011 Premier Project. Thrush Engineering, Inc. performed voluntary efforts for the analysis and design for this single span box concrete structure capable of supporting school busses and emergency vehicles over a rainy season,  high volume, high velocity waterway.  Form design utilizing timber posts, cribbing and planking for walls and elevated horizontal slabs was also a part of this project. Design of the structure was coordinated with Engineers Without Borders-USA personnel and reflected the use of manual construction methods and lower strength concrete and reinforcing steel indigenous to the region’s geographic market. The bridge need is reflected by allowing school busses and other priority vehicles to remain active during the area’s rainy season. Construction of the project was completed in 2011.

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Alro Steel Metal Service Center Expansion

Alro Steel’s existing 25,000 square foot steel distribution/processing/warehouse facility is currently being expanded with a 49,000 square foot “wrap-around” addition. The “wrap-around” addition will create a drive through bay with overhead crane access. The new addition was configured to minimize snow drift loading on the existing building. Customized foundations for the addition incorporate the existing building foundations to resist the heavy snow loads prevalent in western New York. The addition includes extending existing crane runway girders into the new structure. Construction started in July 2014. The new structure will be enclosed in the fall of 2014 and prior to winter weather. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2015. During the expansion, construction activities were coordinated with Alro Steel personnel at the facility allowing Alro’s normal operations to continue with minimum disruption.

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