LOCATION: Canton, MS
General Contracting and design assist services were provided to Howa International, a Nissan Supplier, who recently relocated to Canton, MS. The project involved retrofitting a portion of Nissan’s existing Southern Logistics Facility to house the industrial sized cranes and equipment that this international headliner and door panel supplier needs to manufacture their products. A great deal of coordination and planning was required in order to satisfy both the landlord (Nissan) and the tenant (Howa). New concrete foundations were installed to support the weight of their equipment. New management offices, breakrooms, and restroom facilities were built. And all new industrial, mechanical, and electrical systems were installed to work with the highly mechanized, robotic, equipment that arrived from all over the world. The project was a great success. It was built ahead of schedule allowing plenty of time for equipment start-up and testing and employee training prior to the production deadline.
Gary Hathorn Architect