Stay On Top of Demand with a Plant Renovation

 In Blog, Production Upgrade

U.S. manufacturers have a brighter outlook these days. A recent article by the Wall Street Journal details how business here at home has been gradually picking up since the end of the Great Recession.

Smaller manufacturers that sell mainly to U.S. consumers are doing especially well according to several sources cited in the article.

If your manufacturing business is growing, now is the ideal time for a plant renovation. An increase in demand requires more space. New product lines need new equipment. Growth requires continual evaluations and plant upgrades for safety and efficiency.

Northwest Arkansas is one of the nation’s economic bright spots. Employment in the state is at an all-time high with 1.3 million working. Unemployment in the area is low, just 2.4 percent.

What’s making the Arkansas economy so robust? Around Springdale, Rogers and Fayetteville it’s agricultural businesses driving growth. Poultry processing is huge. So is trucking and transportation.

These traditionally important industries pave the way for other types of manufacturing, including advanced manufacturing. Technology is needed to support these businesses. It all leads to expansion and diversification in the industrial sector.

Storee Construction can help your company take advantage of new opportunities. We’ve worked extensively in Arkansas. We can plan, design and build plant upgrades. Our expertise includes food processing plants, material handling, electric motor assembly, machining and other commercial and industrial construction.  

Plant Renovation Solutions

An increase in business requires an upgrade in your production facility. Expansion, change and growth can be tricky to manage. You can make the most of your opportunities when you partner with an experienced industrial contractor.

Whether your plant is in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma or anywhere in the Midwest, we can help. A plant renovation doesn’t necessarily happen all at once. Sometimes upgrades happen in phases. Your plant may need a modification now. As business continues to grow, it’s also important to plan for future needs.

Here are some of the things we do when we work on a plant renovation:

  • Evaluate the existing building for new production lines. This includes confirming there’s space and access to service for new equipment and machinery.
  • Design building modifications for new equipment installation. This may include adding or removing walls, building an addition or modifying industrial electricals.
  • Devise a strategy to minimize disruption to production during construction. We plan for safe and adequate access to work areas during and after construction.
  • Identify and manage potential problems. This includes analysis of electricals, utilities and structural constraints. We also help limit possible product contamination during plant construction.

Storee has been helping companies adapt to times of boom and bust since 1966. Contact us today to learn more about our plant renovation services.