|Phillips – Medisize, a Molex Company, is building a new 230,000 square foot manufacturing facility on the St. Croix Meadows site in Hudson, WI. The site sat idle for the 17 years and was previously the home to the St. Croix Meadows Greyhound Racing Park. The facility will support more than 250 employees with jobs ranging from skilled manufacturing to engineering. Construction is expected to be complete by the middle of 2020.
Molin Concrete Products worked directly with Market & Johnson, River Valley Architects, and Ericksen Roed & Associates, through the design development phase and was selected to provide the architectural precast wall panels for the new facility. Molin provided the project team with tours of completed projects and Molin’s precast concrete production facilities. They also provided budgeting assistance and precast samples to assist the owner and design team in selecting the final building aesthetics. Architectural precast concrete mix colors, textures and additional features were proposed to help achieve the vision of the owner and architect.
Molin began shop drawings and engineering services while working with the design team to finalize the construction drawings to meet the projects required construction schedule. During the pre-installation process, Molin’s project manager and field superintendent coordinated site access, crane and trucking logistics, safety and installation plans with Market & Johnson’s project managers and job superintendents all throughout a record-breaking harsh winter.
Ultimately, Molin designed, produced and installed approximately 60,000 square feet of architectural insulated precast and solid precast wall panels incorporating a light color mix with an etched finish, recessed abrasive blast and form liner bands to provide the visual effects desired by the owner.