Washington, Mo. – Contegra Construction Co. is building a 220,00-square-foot production facility in Washington, Mo. for AZZ Precoat Metals, North America’s leading independent metal coil coater.
Joining Contegra on the project are Vision Electric, electrical; Jarrell Mechanical Contractors, HVAC; O.J. Laughlin Plumbing Co., plumbing; and Musselman & Hall Contractors, concrete.
Contegra is scheduled to complete the building in spring 2024. Production equipment will be installed in the second half of 2024 with production anticipated to commence in 2025. Precoat Metals’ production expansion 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, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and more.
Precoat is the first tenant to emerge in the new 115-acre Oldenburg Industrial Park in Washington, Mo. The plant will employ approximately 88 once production commences in 2025.
The project taps Contegra’s design/build services. Among the most challenging project aspects has been blasting rock to create a 40-foot-deep pit that will be used in the process of slitting coils to custom widths.
The pre-engineered building will host a 212,000-square-foot production zone and 8,000 square feet of office space. The production zone will be served by three 30-ton overhead cranes and advanced equipment for preparing, coating, slitting and packaging aluminum coils.
The facility will feature eight loading dock bays and six drive through bays.
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.