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.
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.
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.
Seymour Ford /Lincoln Body Shop Jackson, Michigan The current Seymour Ford/Lincoln dealership at this location was designed and constructed by O’Harrow Construction in 2004. Our ongoing project consists of the design and construction of a separate 9,750 square foot body shop and expansion of the dealership’s lighted parking area. The new body shop building consists of a prefabricated metal building with reinforced masonry and decorative sheet metal exterior walls and includes work areas (including a paint booth), office space, and restrooms. Utilities and site work requirements were considered for the building location and the owner’s operations. O’Harrow personnel coordinated construction activities with Seymour Ford /Lincoln to allow for the normal operation of the business during construction. The project should be completed in the fall of 2013. Seymour Ford/Lincoln supplies Ford and Lincoln vehicles and associated services for their customers.