Clayco to Expand Eaton’s South Carolina Warehouse/Manufacturing Facility

Clayco to Expand Eaton’s South Carolina Warehouse/Manufacturing Facility

Chicago, Ill. (November 30, 2011) – Clayco Inc. was recently named design-builder for an expansion of an Eaton Corporation warehouse/manufacturing facility at 1730 East Main Street in Duncan, S.C.

The $5.0 million project will significantly increase the size of the existing facility, adding 127,000 square feet of space to its current 180,000 square feet. With a clear height of 20 ft., the new one-level addition will be a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB).

The expansion project began in July of 2011, and will be done on a fast-track basis, with operations continuing in the current facility during construction. Completion for the project is slated for January of 2012.

Clayco has a long-standing relationship with Eaton, which has included the construction in the late 1990s of its Electrical Group’s headquarters in Moon Township, Pa., and an expansion and renovation of that facility that was completed in 2008.

“Our track record of completing projects on time and on budget was a major factor in winning this project,” said Clayco Senior Vice President and Partner Kevin McKenna. “We are very pleased to be a partner again with Eaton, and look forward to accommodating its present and future growing business demands.”

In order to minimize disruption of ongoing operations, Clayco will run the project on a tight schedule, requiring careful planning and seamless execution. The structure will be erected next to the existing facility and new doors will be cut from the new site to the old once the project is completed.

Through creative site design and the use of a retaining wall, Clayco will maximize the limited site space caused by steep grading and a neighboring highway.

Clayco’s project team will include McKenna who will serve as project executive, Joel Coleman who will be operations manager and Rob Williams who will be project manager. Joining Clayco on the project will be Forum Studio as the architect, Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers as the civil engineer and Alper Audi as the structural engineer.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit