The project is an expansion of the Toyotetsu America in Somerset, Kentucky. The 126,880 square foot addition is single-story facility that has 80’-0” by 32’-9” bays to support two, new 20 ton cranes. The roof system for the new addition consists of joists and joist girders. Some of the existing building columns needed to be reinforced to support the new roof addition. The project also included adding new Roof Top units, Cooling Towers and Industrial Catwalks in the existing building.
A unique aspect of the project included adding equipment trenches in the existing building for new equipment. The trench foundation supported 88 tons of equipment weight while maintaining a 1/8” construction tolerance.
Also, it was extremely important to maintain the function of the existing industrial building while building the new addition.