Location: Mt. Vernon, IL
Owner: Continental Tire the Americas
Architect: PCI Skanska
As customer demand increased, Continental Tire needed to expand operations of their Passenger Light Truck (PLT) tire line. The 180,000 SF manufacturing facility breaks down to the preparation, production, and tire curing stages. Additionally, it directly connects to the existing 368,000 SF PLT production facility, which Poettker completed in 2011. Due to the relationship forged, the Poettker team received the call to perform the facility expansion.
As a result, the scope of work consisted of selective demolition, cast-in-place concrete, structural steel framing, steel roof decking, rough carpentry, thermal insulation, insulated fire-resistant metal wall panels, and new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems.
Poettker Construction maintained a safe project site with over 53,580 manhours performed without a lost time incident. In short, the facility expansion was a complete success.