March 1, 2018
Powerline Trenchers Projects Commercial
Clinton, New York
Powerline Trenchers, Manufacturing/Offices-Butler, Design-Build (33,200 SF Total, Maintenance Facility Expansion – 20,000 SF, Office Building – 10,000 SF, Executive Garage – 3,200 SF - Contract Value $3,135,000)
Project Executive/Manager: David Kleps, VP Design-Build
Assistant Project Manager: Lucas Saltsman, PM/Estimator, Design-Build
Superintendents: Ed Bailey (Building Shell)
Bill and Mike Chapman (Interior Build-out)
PLC Trenching, LLC, based in Clinton NY, (Oneida County) is a contracting company that owns, operates, and maintains specialty trenching and cabling equipment particularly focused on the wind energy business. They work on wind mill projects across the US. The specialty machines they use, are made in France, but are customized and maintained by PLC here in Clinton.
In 2006 they contacted us to design and build their first building to maintain the equipment. This project, a 13,000 sf custom Butler building had (2) 10-ton bridge cranes, (4) 2-ton jib hoists, with a machine shop, wash bay, storage mezzanine, and support offices, lunch rooms etc.
They quickly outgrew that building and had us return in 2008 to more than double that space to add another 13,000 sf shop with (2) more cranes and jib hoists, as well as a 3,200 sf prep and paint booth that can handle up to 50' equipment.
Later in 2008 we continued with a Butler custom, conventionally framed 2-story 10,500 sf Office building attached to the original shop building. The structure is a conventionally framed, structural steel, and bar joist system, with an EPDM roof system, custom designed through Butler.
The owner, Mr. David Critelli, had traveled to Europe many times to purchase the trenching equipment and was very impressed with both the exterior and interior architecture and wanted to use that "European" style in this building. The timing of the introduction of Butler's Azimuth siding system, could not have come at a better time as that was exactly the look he wanted, in a black color. We worked with our Architects, Alesia and Crewell, New Hartford NY, to design the building around the Azimuth product and also utilize the Koreteck wall system, which we have used on several projects. We included butt-glazed strip windows and solar sun shades to create the sleek look.
The interiors finishes also follow the European look using polished granite floor tile, manufactured aluminum and cherry wood partitions, cherry wood ceilings, stainless steel railings, specialty lighting, and very high tech furniture systems. The building also uses water source heat pumps for a multi zone energy efficient HVAC system.
During the design phase of the Office Mr. Critelli also asked us to look at another building for his specialty foreign car collection hobby/business. We subsequently built a 3200 sf Executive Garage to store and display these collector cars. We matched the Office building exterior finishes with the same Azimuth and strip windows as well as finishes in the Showroom.
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Further information about Butler Design/Build projects can be obtained by contacting David L. Kleps, Vice President of the Design/Build Butler Building Department.