Buhler Inc. – Food Application Center
A multibillion-dollar Swiss manufacturing and tech company, Buhler Inc., is adding office space to its North American headquarters in the Twin Cities. The food processing technology division expansion project is 8,500-square-foot, two-story building and 66 parking spaces that sits within the 12.4-acre campus. The new application center will be used to test, develop and validate multiple grain applications; Buhler Inc. currently employs 310 people at its Plymouth location.
Wells Concrete provided precast concrete for this project; manufacturing and erecting nearly 28,000 sq. ft of product. More than 50 members of insulated wall panels showcase architectural acid etch and sandblast finish. Inverted T, ledge and rectangular beams and haunch columns were used to support the 12” and 8” flat slabs. Our precast concrete structural and envelope system is able to meet the demands of projects like this one by providing cost-effective open spans, smooth and ledge free surfaces, meets USDA surface standards, fire resistance, and durable, low maintenance building envelopes.
|Architectural Insulated Wall 12’ x 10’||10,795||52|
|Architectural Solid Wall||64||2|
|Inverted T Beam||1,522||33|
|Solid Slab 12” and 8”||13,264||82|
|Total Production Hours||4,901|
|Total Production Days||61|
|Number of Truck Loads||109|
For more information about this project, contact Mat Boie or Scott Gates.