Huhtamaki

972,000 SF Manufacturing Renovation

Huhtamaki North America, a leading manufacturer of consumer goods packaging, as well as tableware (Chinet®), cups, folding cartons, containers, carriers, trays and serviceware for the foodservice industry and retail markets, selected Miller-Valentine Commercial Construction to renovate approximately 942,000 SF of the old Ford Motor Company transmission plant in Batavia, Ohio.

The renovation of this space included extensive demolition of all utilities not currently in use, all the old in-plant offices, and infilling miles of machine pits and conveyor trenches.  Also included in this project was the complete tear off and re-roof of the facility.  The entire north façade or 800’ of the existing building was deconstructed to make way for the construction of a new loading dock area consisting of 44 new dock doors with enough paving for the storage of 73 tractor trailers.  Two new car parking lots were built totaling 463 parking spaces.  Two existing internal train wells were brought back to life during this transformation.

A new 25,000 SF office area was created with a combination of open and private offices, conference rooms, break area and a cafeteria.