BUDGETED RESTORATION REBIRTHS FIRE-DAMAGED KOREX PLANT
Korex Companies suffered a facility fire in Wixom that destroyed one building and made two unusable. Korex contacted F&V for help restoring and improving facilities.
F&V led design of the facility through code analysis, drafting and detailing. We worked with the plant managers to understand the routine and schedule of the facilities in order to design a smooth flow of employees, materials and products through the facility. Designing the flow inside-out, we were able to maximize the use the facility and eliminate cross traffic, which increased employee safety and enhanced production speed. A looped watermain was also installed to all the facilities to enhance future fire protection.
Maintaining operations of the additional buildings was important during improvements and construction of the renovations. The new office area includes restrooms, offices, a utility room, a lab and a break room.