Client JMJ Investments, LLC
Location Tempe, Arizona
Scope 34,000 SF manufacturing facility expansion

L&H Industrial

Project Details

Westwood’s Role

  • Surveying
  • Land Planning and Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Staking

Overview

The proposed project expansion to the L&H Industrial mining equipment manufacturing facility included adding 14,000 SF to an existing building as well as a new 20,000 SF welding facility with a 1,300 SF forge. The two new facilities were connected by a heavy-capacity, double-rail crane system used to unload material, move manufactured components between the two facilities, and load completed components onto semi-trucks for delivery. The project also included the construction of a multi-level outdoor 10,000 SF storage facility for raw sheet materials.

75-foot-wide Entrance for a 172-foot-long Semi

The proposed improvements to the manufacturing facility expanded its capability, but to fully utilize the expansion, the site design had to accommodate a 172-foot, three-component, heavy-equipment-moving semi-truck. The design team negotiated with the city engineering and streets departments to get approval for an unprecedented 75-foot-wide driveway entrance – the only entrance of that width that has ever been constructed in Tempe to date. Due to the significant amount of space the lengthy semi-truck needed for maneuvering, the site was unable to meet its on-site employee parking needs. The team worked with the city to design offsite parking area within the City of Tempe right-of-way.