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Location: Cookeville, Tenn.
Size:
Complete: Under Construction
Owner: Ficosa North America

Ficosa North America Additions

Ficosa North America, a branch of the global automotive technology manufacturing company, Ficosa International, has recently agreed to a Design-Build partnership with J&S Construction to provide design services as well as the construction for a 4,800 square-foot addition to its new facility in Cookeville. 

The addition will blend with the existing facility, a 270,000 square-foot manufacturing plant which was unveiled to the public in October; as the exterior finishes and roof height will match the current elevations using a mixture of painted, split-face masonry and standard metal building siding.

The interior space will require the extension of crane rails and beams to accommodate the overhead crane that is in the current building. At the floor level, there will be a series of trenches which will primarily allow the electrical requirements to be distributed as needed to the new equipment. New ventilation equipment will be installed in coordination with the requirements of the new die cast machines.

Construction will take place during normal working hours and will be done in such a way not to disrupt the ongoing operations of the facility. Given the project scheduling restraints, the Design-Build process will allow construction to start much sooner than the alternative Design-Bid-Build method, allowing J&S Construction to meet the strict scheduling requirements.

Other projects J&S Construction has recently completed for Ficosa North America’s largest and most technologically advanced U.S. facility include: modifications to the dock area to improve truck access; installation of a new modular break room within the facility; and installation of a new fence at the outdoor break area.