Contegra Construction Co. Completes AZZ Precoat Metals in Washington, Mo.

April 23, 2024|

WASHINGTON, Mo. – AZZ Precoat Metals is installing production equipment at its new 220,00-square-foot facilty in Washington, Mo.

Contegra Construction Co., one of St Louis’ largest general contractors, completed the pre-engineered building for AZZ Precoat, North America’s leading independent metal coil coater.

Production will commence in 2025. Located at 901 Waterman Drive in Washington, Mo., Precoat is the first tenant to emerge in the new 115-acre Oldenburg Industrial Park.

The new AZZ Precoat facility will meet increasing demand for coated aluminum coils slit to custom widths and will augment the firm’s current production capabilities for customized steel, aluminum and galvanized metal coils used in containers, buildings, housing, automobiles, product storage, appliances, HVAC and more.

The plant will employ approximately 88 once production commences in 2025.

“Contegra efficiently advanced the schedule and was attentive to our needs,” noted Patrick Connelly, senior vice president of operations, AZZ Precoat Metals. “To accommodate a phased early turnover of the production zone, Contegra adapted its construction schedule so our process foundation and equipment installations could proceed as the building was still under construction.”

The project tapped Contegra’s design/build services.  The pre-engineered tilt-up building hosts a 212,000-square-foot production zone and 8,000 square feet of office space.  The production zone is served by three 30-ton overhead cranes and advanced equipment for preparing, coating, slitting and packaging aluminum coils. The facility features eight loading dock bays and six drive through bays. Among the most challenging aspects of the project was blasting rock to create a 40-foot-deep pit used in the process of slitting coils to custom widths.

Joining Contegra on the project were Vision Electric, electrical; Jarrell Mechanical Contractors, HVAC; O.J. Laughlin Plumbing Company, Inc., plumbing; and Musselman & Hall Contractors, concrete.

Contegra previously built a 53,000-square-foot expansion at Precoat’s MMC Granite City production facilities, growing the operation to 143,000 square feet of processing and storage space.

Texas-based AZZ Inc. acquired Precoat Metals for $1.28 billion from Sequa Corporation in May 2022.






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