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Commercial | DENHAM-BLYTHE COMPANY
building's top floor by the end of June.
"We plan to lease out the lower level to
others initially but will expand into that
space down the line as we continue to
grow," Quenemoen says.
Bread And Butter
Since it specializes in industrial construction, Denham-Blythe tackles many
projects for manufacturers that need
custom-built facilities and warehouses.
"Industrial design/build is our bread and
butter, accounting for more than 80 percent of our business," Quenemoen says.
"But we do some light commercial and
office buildings as well."
The company has a unique project
under construction in Ironton, Ohio. It is
building a $140 million recycling facility
that will take recycling to a new level.
"They will be using waste polypropylene plastics and recycling them into a
high-quality reusable plastic material,"
Quenemoen says. "It's the first of its kind,
especially in our region. So it's a big deal
for the overall market. It will change the
recycling market here."
At more than 100,000 square feet, the
project broke ground in December and is
targeted for completion in 2020. Another
high-profile project, completed in October 2017, is $85 million, 350,000-squarefoot aluminum casting facility in Russellville, Ky.
"They recycle cans, shred and melt
them and turn them into aluminum coils
that are turned back into cans," Quenemoen says. "One of the challenging
things about this project was that they
wanted to supply their own aluminum
for the siding and the facility was being
built on a sinkhole site. So we had to
remediate a number of sinkholes below
Doing It In-House
Denham-Blythe has been providing
architectural, engineering, construction
management, general contracting and
start-up services since 1976. Its clients
include healthcare, education, religious
institutions, Fortune 500 manufacturers,
multinationals and a number of large
private companies. The design/build contractor has offices in Nashville, Lexington,
Ky., and Greenville, S.C.
Schaff houser Electric Company and Denham-Blythe have a long relationship beginning at
the inception of Schaffhouser Electric in 2010. This relationship flourishes due to a common belief
that customer service is at the core of and defines the business process.
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