Westland, an importer of porcelain figurines and music boxes, required a facility that would reflect the quality and uniqueness of their products. It had to be constructed quickly, be durable and cost-competitive with other commercial and industrial buildings nearby.
The owner chose tilt-up concrete construction to meet these requirements. The building is two-story, 64,574 square feet, including 13,000 square feet of office. It sits on approximately three acres of land, and has six dock-high doors, four drive-in doors, and 105 parking spaces.
Inlaid slate in the walkway and lobby with barrel-vaulted skylight give a distinguished and unique look to the building. Balch Enterprises, Inc., Hayward, Calif., performed the general and tilt-up contracting functions, while Ron Reese, Hayward, was the architect and engineer.
Union City, CA
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