This addition more than doubled the size of this facility. The project utilized 11,700 square feet of Spec Formliner (1306 Modified, 1/3 Bond) with NAWKAW Staining, effectively minimizing the project schedule and construction duration. The expansion will be the first one in the state using the Oklahoma Development Pooled Finance Program, A state incentive program that allows Hitachi to use state tax withholdings from the plant's employees to pay for construction.
The Tilt-Up construction method allowed for a more aggressive construction schedule, while also providing additional stability and safety during construction as well as after the job was completed. In fact, the Hitachi facility survived both an F3 Tornado and a 4.0-4.5 earthquake with no damage. The innovative use of Tilt-Up panels and Nawkaw staining gave this project a unique look. The LEED certified facility includes a racking system, warehouse space, office space and administrative offices as well as 20 dock bays. The eco-friendly facility also has parking for hybrid/electric cars as well as bike racks. The Hitachi Norman plant has added approximately 75 jobs to the area. Previously, the facility employed 300 employees.
Norman, OK 73071
This project was a 2012 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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