Engelhard Corporation (now BASF) AES Expansion

Engelhard Corporation, now BASF, is part of the world's largest chemical company. Prior to calling on The Austin Company, Engelhard was storing their raw materials off-site, which was becoming very costly and inefficient.

Project Description: 

Engelhard Corporation, now BASF, is part of the world's largest chemical company. Prior to calling on The Austin Company, Engelhard was storing their raw materials off-site,
which was becoming very costly and inefficient.

In addition to keeping the facility fully operational during construction, Austin was also faced with an unique design obstacle. Due to limited available property on which to build this expansion, the receiving dock and road supporting it, had to be designed to fit around the current facility and construction, without the advantage of a normal logical route. Austin designed a truck route that allowed delivery trucks access to the dock with minimal extra manuvering, while still enabling efficient use of the existing property.

Also, it was discovered at the last minute that the regular delivery area was not going to be available during construction. Austin quickly identified an alternate route that could be used during this time. Because this route improved the overall efficiency of Engelhard's operations, the route was maintained even after construction.

The end result of this expansion was the elimination of some transportation costs and increased capacity due to the onsite convenience and availability of raw materials.

Project Stats: 
Square Footage: 11,500
Austin Services Provided: Design, Engineering, Construction
Location: 

Huntsville, AL

Project Client: 

Engelhard Corporation (now BASF)

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