South Easton, MA Vantage Builders, Inc. completed the ground-up construction of a facility expansion for KORSCH America, adjacent to its North American headquarters at 18 Bristol Dr.
The new 5,000 s/f expansion will be used for new machine inventory, an equipment rebuild area and expanded test laboratories. KORSCH America is a subsidiary of KORSCH AG, based in Berlin, Germany.
“Vantage Builders has completed many ground-up construction projects,” said Ryan LaVangie, senior vice president of sales & marketing for Vantage. “We were able to provide KORSCH America with a significant expansion, exactly to their specifications, in a very short period of time. It was a terrific way for them to quickly and economically gain much-needed additional space at their headquarters.”
KORSCH America chose a pre-engineered metal building, which is durable, functional and, with no internal columns, provides for maximum space utilization. Vantage completed site work to prepare for the construction, poured the concrete flooring, and assembled the building.
Vantage extended the sprinkler system from the main building into the expansion and performed the electrical work. A complete HVAC system will ensure use during all four New England seasons. Large overhead doors ease the transfer of bulky equipment in and out of the new space.
The expansion includes a mezzanine level, which doubles the size of the spare parts inventory area. The plumbing work included the addition of restroom facilities.
The project team included architectural services from Annino Inc.