Pfizer Operational Transformation Program

Pfizer’s Operational Transformation Program ("OTP") was established with the goal of consolidating operations and reducing facility footprint at a number of research and manufacturing sites around the world.

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Pfizer’s Operational Transformation Program ("OTP") was established with the goal of consolidating operations and reducing facility footprint at a number of research and manufacturing sites around the world. Years of mergers and acquisitions left Pfizer with excess capacity and maintenance costs. For Kalamazoo, the excess capacity was the former Upjohn research facilities originally constructed in the 1970’s (Buildings 209 and 209A), and manufacturing and support facilities built in the 1930’s (Building 24, 25 and 32).

With no planned future use or value to Pfizer, these facilities were demolished. The remaining buildings on the west side of Portage Street had the utilities severed from the Building 30 Central Plant and bridges and tunnels linking buildings were closed. Areas impacted by demolition were reclad or transformed into park-like settings.

The project included the north-façade reclad of Building 267, the west façade reclad of Building 126, and new walkways and landscaping where buildings 209, 32, 24 and 25 once stood. As a point of interest, Austin originally designed and built Buildings 32, 126 (construction only), 209, 267, 300 and the central plant from 1935-1992, and completely renovated 126, 209, 267 and 300 since 2000. The Building 300 renovation was the most recently completed, in 2009.

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Austin Services Provided: Construction Management, Safety Oversight, Direct-hire Trades, MEP Engineering

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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Project Client: 

Pfizer, Inc.

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