Manufacturers Supply Co.
Corporate Exchange Dr. Hudsonville MI 49426 Map
- Size: 122,000 sq. ft.
- Type: Industrial
- Definition: New
- Date Completed: 10/01/2008
Manufacturer’s Supply Co. (Mansco) was constructed using precast load-bearing wall panels. The building features 56,856 sq. ft. of load-bearing, insulated sandwich wall panels, 2,414 sq. ft. of 8” solid precast panels, and 4,240 sq. ft. of hollowcore floor plank for a mechanical mezzanine. These precast components gave Mansco’s owner the versatility he was looking for in terms of aesthetics, energy efficiency, and durability in his new, maintenance free building.
Mansco was developed as a Design/Build project with Dan Vos Construction Company. Jim Mol, Mansco’s owner, came with three goals for his new building – reduce maintenance, reduce energy use, and provide a unique, aesthetic appearance. Because of the nature of Mansco’s business, tall racking systems are necessary to store product as efficiently as possible, therefore, wall heights of up to 43’ were needed in this new facility. The above factors led DVCC and Mansco to the precast system that was chosen for the building.
“By selecting precast concrete for Mansco’s new facility, we were able to help the owner achieve all of his objectives for the new facility including low maintenance, sustainable design, lower energy use, and a clean crisp appearance. The precast system also helped us enclose the building two months sooner vs. the time that would have been needed for a pre-engineered, steel building,” John DeBlaay, Vice President – Dan Vos Construction Company.