Clayco Named Design-builder For United States Postal NE Metro P&DC Renovation And Consolidation - Clayco

Clayco Named Design-builder For United States Postal NE Metro P&DC Renovation And Consolidation

Detroit, MI (September 24, 2008)

Clayco Inc. was recently named design-builder for the United States Postal Service’s Royal Oak Mail Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Troy, Mich. The 143,000-square-foot building is the first United States Postal Service facility to be built to achieve LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The project is expected to be completed in June 2009.

The $9.2 million renovation project includes revamping the former 143,000-square-foot P&DC facility into a hybrid building used for corporate office space and as a carrier annex for local delivery operations. In preparation for the renovation, the United States Postal Service has consolidated its Royal Oak mail processing operations . and those of several satellite operations . at a new facility in Pontiac, Mich.

Located northwest of Detroit, the single story renovation will feature a major upgrade in energy conservation along with an overall update on interior finishes and exterior function. Building upgrades will also require full Michigan Occupational Safety and Health (MIOSHA) compliant removals of asbestos plank flooring as currently installed in the facility.

“The renovations to the Troy facility will enable the Postal Service to consolidate its administrative staff into a single location, provide improved accommodations for two nearby delivery facilities, and offer modernized amenities for tenants,” said Daniel Deter, project manager at Clayco. “We are excited to meet and overcome the challenges presented in the renovation of such a large space. We believe the renovation plans will maximize the facility’s space and enhance productivity for the United States Postal Service.”

The Royal Oak processing center is Clayco’s third renovation project for the United States Postal Service. Clayco is currently renovating a mail processing and distribution center in Palatine, Ill., and design-building a 55,095-square-foot addition for the installation of automated “flats” sorting equipment. In addition, Clayco is renovating an existing 58,000-square-foot Postal Service facility in Greenville, S.C., for LEED certification and constructing a 205,000-square-foot addition to accommodate a new mail processing and distribution center.

Clayco’s project team includes Mark Tomasik, project executive; Kurt Jaeger, project director; Mel Oakley, project estimator; and Dan Deter, project manager. Joining Clayco on the project is Giffels Associates of Southfield, Mich., as architect.

Clayco Inc. is a full-service real estate development, design and construction firm with annual revenues of $871 million, specializing in “the art and science of building.” With offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit, Clayco provides design-build project delivery on a nationwide basis for the corporate, financial, industrial, institutional and residential markets.