Industrial Archives - Lakewood Construction

EarthTronics

Details

Budget
3M
Start Date
November 2019
Completion Date
December 2020
Architect
Lakewood Construction
Project Supervisor
Andy Ostrander
Awards

Overview

Challenges/Solutions:

  • Work closely with city government
  • Orchestrate purchase of city-owned property
  • Gain site plan approval
  • Collaborate with overseas parent company
  • Build during a pandemic
  • Create showcase space for key clients & workers

A SHOWCASE FOR THE FUTURE

LED lighting product manufacturer EarthTronics was looking to create a space that would effectively house all of its needs under one roof. But going beyond daily operations, the space also needed to welcome international team members while also serving as a showcase for potential big box clients.

For the sake of efficiency, EarthTronics needed to build a single space for its office and warehouse needs, which previously resided in separate buildings. It was discovered that the ideal property was part private- and part city-owned. To gain the necessary approvals, our team needed to sort through the details of a complex purchase.

Working through the pandemic was another major challenge, since the China-based parent company was shut down throughout the project.

Providing both architectural and contracting services, Lakewood was able to work closely with EarthTronics from start to finish. In the process, our teams provided the necessary documentation and support needed by the City of Norton Shores to approve the land purchase.

Transparency was another key advantage to working with Lakewood. To keep the project on schedule, our team provided routine cost analyses for the parent company in order to receive budget approvals.

JR Automation Office & Manufacturing Addition & Remodel/Renovation

Details

Budget
Start Date
July 2017
Completion Date
March 2018
Architect
Maxam Architecture | Grand Rapids, MI
Project Supervisor
Steve Weatherwax
Awards

Overview

JR Automation is one of the fastest growing companies along the West Michigan Lakeshore. Over the past five years, Lakewood has had the opportunity of being selected as one of their business partners to help them achieve and be successful in their business goals.

Lakewood completed construction on a 75,000-sf state-of-the-art industrial area and a 10,000-sf office expansion. Special components of the project included Class A manufacturing space, an addition to the existing manufacturing space, relocation of an existing pond, air piping, bus ducts, crane access to the entire expansion, the tech-style office addition features high-end conference rooms, offices, and a new breakroom area. Logistics, planning, and schedule were successful elements of this project as the existing facility was fully occupied for the duration of the project, and JR’s commitment to their clients required turnover of the space in an accelerated timeframe.

West Shore Design | New Office & Manufacturing Facility

Details

Budget
Start Date
September 2017
Completion Date
May 2018
Architect
Maxam Architecture | Grand Rapids, MI
Project Supervisor
Steve Vork
Awards

Overview

West Shore Design is a 25,000-square-foot industrial building that combines office staff, design and engineering staff, and warehouse space all under one roof.

From the beginning, the owner’s main goal was to build for today and plan for tomorrow. Even though the building design is more than sufficient to house the company’s needs of today, they wanted to ensure they had space to grow. There were a few challenges we faced right from the start.

The proposed building was partly in the 100-year flood plain which was a major issue because part of the growth plan was inside this foot print. The solution was to dig a wet pond in the back of the property instead of a dry pond. This allowed us to take sand from this area and raise the building, as well as the planned addition out of the flood plan. This solution had relatively little impact on the project cost and gave the owner’s great peace of mind for the future.

In order to meet their goal of planning for tomorrow was their need in having Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) flooring. ESD flooring presents a challenge in being installed properly to ensure its functionality, and in availability going forward. We worked through the challenges and were able to install this flooring for today and for tomorrow.

Lakewood was able to self-performed carpentry and also installed the unique flooring, the project has been a complete success. All parties are left with a feeling that West Shore Design is set up not only for today but for the future, as well.