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McShane Construction Company Selected for 105,500 S.F. Build-to-Suit HQ and Manufacturing Facility for Design Ready Controls, Inc. in Brooklyn Park, MN

April 30, 2015

Jeffrey A. Raday, P.E., President of McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded the design/build construction of a new 105,500 square foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility for Design Ready Controls, Inc. (DRC).

The firm was selected by Capstone Quadrangle to complete the comprehensive build-to-suit assignment as part of the initial phase of the developer’s 20-acre Capstone Business Center located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

The new facility will be prominently situated on a six-acre site at 93rd Avenue and U.S. 169 at 9325 Winnetka Avenue North, with convenient access to Minneapolis just 10 miles away.  McShane Construction is slated to break ground on the project in early May with the fast-track completion scheduled for December of this year.

Founded in 1989, DRC is a premier supplier of control panel solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) serving the HVAC, oil and gas, water, and alternative energy market sectors.  The new build-to-suit will allow DRC to strategically consolidate its existing facilities in the Minneapolis area and streamline production and operation efficiencies. 

The 105,500 square foot corporate headquarters will be constructed utilizing precast concrete panels that incorporate generous window lines and a contemporary design aesthetic.  The 28’ clear facility boasts a sophisticated production and warehouse area totaling 83,200 square feet, two drive-in doors, six dock-high doors, LED lighting and an ESFR sprinkler system. 

The facility will also feature a two-story office component complete with numerous open and private offices, conference rooms, a break room and research and development area.  In addition, an in-floor radiant thermal mass heat system will be utilized throughout the building, energizing at night to take advantage of off-peak energy rates, and solar panels on the rooftop will provide an additional energy source.

All associated sitework for the assignment will be completed by McShane Construction including surface parking for 199 vehicles and a sizable infiltration basin complemented by attractive native and prairie landscaping and rain gardens incorporated throughout the site.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Capstone Quadrangle to serve the construction needs of their respected client, Design Ready Controls,” remarked Raday.  “McShane Construction is highly skilled and accustomed to meeting the design/build requirements of industrial construction assignments. We have assembled a team of the most qualified project professionals to deliver a functional and attractive build-to-suit facility that will allow Design Ready Controls to consolidate their operations while expanding their capacity for continued growth.”

Archideas is providing the architectural services for this comprehensive manufacturing build-to-suit assignment.