Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation Carbon Manufacturing Facility

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation (ABSC), a leading manufacturer of wheels, brakes, brake control and other related systems for the commercial, military and general aviation markets, was outgrowing its carbon manufacturing facility in Akron, Ohio.

Project Description: 

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation (ABSC), a leading manufacturer of wheels, brakes, brake control and other related systems for the commercial, military and general aviation markets, was outgrowing its carbon manufacturing facility in Akron, Ohio. Unable to expand at its current location, ABSC initially gave Austin Consulting, The Austin Company’s site selection consulting division, the challenge of finding the optimum location on which to build a new facility.

After extensive research and analysis, Austin Consulting recommended the Danville site. ABSC purchased the site and engaged The Austin Company to provide design-build services for the new carbon manufacturing facility. Austin began with preliminary design engineering efforts to determine the project scope, cost and schedule; then proceeded with full design-build services for the project.

Specialized equipment installed by Austin included 10-ton overhead cranes, cooling systems for the furnaces, afterburners for the waste gases, and cooling water control systems. This was Austin's fourth design-build assignment completed for ABSC since 1996.

Project Stats: 
Square Footage: 162,110
Austin Services Provided: Site Selection, Design, Engineering, Construction
Location: 

Danville, KY

Project Client: 

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation

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