Akers Packaging

133,000 SF Addition

This project consisted of a steel framed structure with metal stud exterior walls and exterior metal panels, and includes 16 additional dock doors, electric and plumbing, gas and air service.

The new addition houses a new paper corrugator that is nearly 400 feet in length. The slab for the new machine is an 8″ two-way reinforced slab with many pits for the various machine processes that include assembling the corrugated paper together, perforating, cutting, slicing, and labeling to complete the boxes.

The new structure was designed to accommodate not only the new state-of-the-art equipment, but also equipment from the existing plant and a satellite plant. The addition was constructed on the south and east sides of the existing building, while all three shifts were in full operation.

The on-site Miller-Valentine team coordinated all structural foundations and utilities for the equipment and worked closely with the owner’s vendors. Pieces of machinery—located in the existing building—were relocated to the new building.