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Commercial | MAEDA CORPORATION USA
tures," Myers says. "So we have to determine the electrical requirements for each
machine and work with utility companies
to make sure there is enough electricity
and then work with mechanical contractors to make sure that the machinery will
be properly cooled."
Planning ahead for future machinery
installation presents another challenge.
"They don't always put all the equipment
into the building at one time," he adds. "If
they are building equipment in stages,
we have to size the process equipment to
meet the final demand."
All Shapes And Sizes
Maeda tackles projects of all sizes. They
range from minor renovations to new
facilities. The manufacturing facilities
that the company builds tend to range
from 100,000 to 400,000 square feet. In
March, Maeda completed a project for
a large automotive manufacturer in
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Anderson, Ind. The project broke ground
in April 2017.
"We broke ground in spring and
immediately got six inches of rain," Myers
says. "It's challenging to start building
under those conditions. But we were able
to continue to make the drainage ditches
and retention ponds and Filson Earthwork (Company) used pumps to remove
water from areas that would not drain. No
significant time was lost. Long hours and
weekends kept the job on schedule."
But the 320,000-square-foot project
was completed on time. "It will take them
three to four years to get to full speed with
all machines and staff," Myers says, adding
that the project also included roughly
20,000 square feet of office space.
Although Maeda USA tackles projects
throughout the entire United States, its focus territories are located in the Midwest.
The company generally has one large
manufacturing facility under construction