We're Expanding ... Again!
Since being formed in May 2004, AmeriLux International has expanded its current facility twice. In 2009, we expanded the distribution center and operations space, nearly doubling the physical plant size. In 2012, we completed another expansion to the distribution center; bringing the total square footage of operations space to just under 60,000 square feet.
This time, AmeriLux is adding an additional building. The 30,592 square foot facility is being built on the vacant property adjacent to our East De Pere location and will house our extensive inventory of multiwall polycarbonate products. The new building will have 161 unique storage locations; providing us the opportunity to improve our lot control, minimize double handling of material, and allow for a true FIFO inventory system.
Progress photos and updates will be added regularly, so check back often!
Expansion Update: June 22nd, 2017
After a brief lull last week, the construction crew is back at it and making progress on the concrete floor. The first loads of concrete have been delivered and poured. Two riding trowel machines have been busy spinning around, smoothing the concrete.
Expansion Update: June 9th, 2017
Installation of the blue THERMOCLICK™ panels is complete on three sides of the building. Gutters and downspouts are being installed. The roof is finished and work on the inside has begun. Underground conduit has been laid. The interior of the building’s steel frame – walls, beams, and columns – have been painted a brilliant white, allowing for natural light reflection.
Expansion Update: May 31st, 2017
The sides and ends of the steel framework are now covered with metal siding. Installation of the THERMOCLICK™ panels is complete on the side walls. The roofing is well underway and should be complete this week.
Expansion Update: May 23rd, 2017
The exterior brick masonry work is complete and complements our existing building nicely. Roofing installation has begun on the north half of the roof. Siding will continue to be installed this week.
Expansion Update: May 19th, 2017
The construction crew is making great progress on the new building even with the rain delays. Siding is now being installed on the side walls. The new building is really taking shape!
Expansion Update: May 15th, 2017
Incorporating natural light into the design of our new building was very important. All four sides of the building will feature our 40mm Blue LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ interlocking sheet system. Click here to learn more about this daylighting product.
Expansion Update: May 11th, 2017
Siding has begun. The back end of the building is nearly complete. The front of the building will feature a partial-height masonry wall. The brick design will match our existing building.
Expansion Update: May 10th, 2017
The structural steel frame for our new building is complete. Frame openings for the doors are finished.
Expansion Update: May 3rd, 2017
The steel skeleton of the new building is taking shape. Roof construction is underway. Huge steel trusses are being hoisted into place by a crane.
Expansion Update: May 2nd, 2017
The steel is going up. The new building is going to be double the height of our current facility. Wow – so this is what 40 feet high looks like!
Expansion Update: April 27th, 2017
The steel has arrived! Over the next couple of weeks, the construction crew will assemble and erect the building’s steel frame. It’s going to be exciting to watch the new building materialize!
Expansion Update: April 18th, 2017
Backfill process is complete. Steel for the new building is scheduled to be delivered next week. Site work continues on the storm water and foundation drainage system.
Expansion Update: April 13th, 2017
The expansion to the front parking lot is taking shape. Crews have been busy this week spreading gravel and packing it down. Soon we will have plenty of parking for employees and visitors.
Expansion Update: April 5th, 2017
Foundation walls are complete. The excavation crew is working hard. Backfilling is underway.
Expansion Update: March 29th, 2017
Things are starting to take shape as work continues on the foundation wall.
Expansion Update: March 23rd, 2017
Concrete reinforcing wall form work is underway and footing work continues. Some footings have been poured. The excavation crew continues to make progress on the parking lot expansion.
Expansion Update: March 20th, 2017
Dirt is on the move! The crew continues to excavate soil in the area that will be the expanded parking lot. Work on footings for the new building is underway.
Expansion Update: March 17th, 2017
The excavation crew has been busy moving a lot of dirt, preparing the site for the expansion of the front parking lot.
Expansion Update: March 15th, 2017
Site work continues in preparation for the initial footing excavation.
Expansion Update: March 10th, 2017
Site preparation has begun! Heavy equipment moved in and the excavation crew began clearing the site of vegetation, brushwood, and other debris.