addedPictured L to R: Matt VanSoest, Ancon Construction Designer; Debie Coble, President, and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.; Doug VonGunten, Ancon Construction President; Chris Morrical, Ancon Construction Project Manager. Ancon Construction Honored...
Aluminum Insights is a start-up aluminum extrusion manufacturing plant located in Northern Indiana, near Syracuse. The building, specifically designed around the aluminum extrusion process and equipment, is purpose-built for aluminum extrusion and features a lean production process, efficient coordination efforts, and a flexible design to revolutionize the industry.
Collaboration with consultants and equipment supplier, Presezzi – located in Italy, presented challenges such as converting metric equipment models to BIM software. Coordination efforts focused on complex piping systems and electrical conduits. Concrete forming and pouring expertise was crucial for numerous pits, isolated pads, and MEP coordination. The pre-engineered metal building grid was customized for equipment and process flow, while the building’s length was visually broken down with different wall panel colors. The design allows for future presses and expansion, while also prioritizing natural daylighting and incorporating a solar panel array on the roof.