Dunn-Edwards Manufacturing & Distribution Facility with Retail Store began with the purchase of a giant warehouse in 2009 for $12 million. Then they spent $21 million on additions and renovations. Dunn-Edwards consolidated its manufacturing and distribution operations and opened the first LEED Gold manufacturing facility in the world. Energy calculations on the new plant show a 50% reduction over its two existing operations. It was custom designed to be the greenest and most efficient in the coatings industry.
At one end of the plant, engineers in a large lab develop paints and work on improving them. Nearby, outside the lab, workers mix the powders and liquids for water-based paint in giant tanks. In another area, machines move pails and 5-gallon buckets that are filled, capped and then packaged in a plastic seal that can be recycled. Workers operate the machinery, which handles the bulk of the heavy lifting.
Many Dunn-Edwards’ manufacturing processes are unique to the coatings industry, and a majority of the equipment is customized to precise specifications. The facility has 23 bulk storage fiberglass tanks; each is 20 feet tall and up to 15 feet in diameter. Larger tanks can hold up to 26,000 gallons.
Dunn-Edwards is considered one of the most environmentally-friendly paint manufacturers and an industry leader in eco-efficient principles – all part of its Greener by Design® philosophy.
- New Mezzanine for Manufacturing
- Product Development
- Quality-Control Laboratories
- Distribution Center
- High Bay Racking with In Line Fire Suppression System
- Hazardous Material Containment
- Retail Store Outlet
- Executive & Engineering Offices
- Conference Space
- IT Support Space
- Fitness Center
- 100% Automated Facility
US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL LEED RATING
- Certification Level: Gold
- Comprehensive structural systems designed using 3D structural modeling software
- Value engineering
- Construction administration
- Special structural inspections
STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS FOR INTERIORS & MEZZANINES
- Gravity System: Steel Frame
- Lateral System: Steel Braced Frames