Upon selection in January 2018, Mortenson performed a real estate assessment and market analysis of various out-of-state locations to establish a plan moving forward. We worked with Ellsworth Adhesives on site selection, entitlements, programming, and design – all with meaningful guarantees on total project cost and exact delivery dates – to deliver the new industrial manufacturing facility.
Ellsworth Adhesives, headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin, is a global leader and distributor of specialty chemicals and equipment with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. Recently, the firm acquired Moldman, a provider of low-pressure injection molding machines. Their focus is on energy efficiency, a small machine footprint and completed parts derived from mold sets.
Due to the acquisition of Moldman, the new facility required additional manufacturing space to support the ability to assemble Moldman’s products and their components. This grew the original scope from approximately 110,000 square feet to nearly 160,000 square feet.
The 158,726 square foot facility is located on a fully developed 10-acre site and features a two-story executive office, demonstration lab, assembly area, distribution space and materials storage. The program allows for cold storage to keep the industrial-grade adhesives at an optimal temperature.
Also installed in the facility is Ellsworth’s kit locker. With RFID capabilities, the kit locker essentially acts as a smart, programmable vending machine that allows employees to take a product when they need it. The locker then sends inventory data back to headquarters.
With a 28-foot clear height, the new facility is constructed using concrete tilt-up and structural steel construction methods. The project broke ground in October and was completed in May 2019.
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158,726 square feet