Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, is expanding its North American Processing Center in Brookshire by adding 324,000 square feet of production warehouse, distribution warehouse, production office and auxiliary buildings. The expansion almost doubles Goya’s existing 380,000-square-foot facility where the company produces more than 2,500 high-quality, affordable food products. The current Brookshire facility, also built by KDW, opened in 2014 where ultra-modern processing equipment, hydrostatic bean cooker and cannery operations are capable of producing more than 1,000 cans per minute. The expanded facility, with an expected completion in 2018, also will feature 21 new truck dock positions for domestic and international distribution.
KDW SELECTED AS DESIGN/BUILDER FOR AIV & GULF COAST MODIFICATION'S NEW NW HOUSTON OFFICE
AIV has selected KDW to custom design and construct their new, expansive facility in northwest Houston. AIV, LP, a Houston-based global wholesale distributor of valves and actuators for the oil and gas, power generation, chemical, petrochemical, refining, pulp and paper and water treatment industries, has announced plans for a new 320,000+ square foot facility at NW Lake Drive, near Telge Road and Highway 290. The 32-acre construction site allows for the future expansion of up to 700,000 sq ft.
The new facility will consolidate AIV and Gulf Coast Modification’s current 130,000 sq ft headquarters, a separate 28,000 sq ft modification facility focusing on mid-stream clients, and a third 22,000 sq ft building that houses AIV’s automation division. This facility will consist of two-stories of Class A office space to house the company’s sales and administrative personnel, expanded warehouse space for AIV’s extensive valve and actuation inventory, and the fabrication facility to accommodate Gulf Coast Modification. KDW anticipates breaking ground later this year, and the project is scheduled for completion by late 2018.
KDW SELECTED AS GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR FAIRVIEW DISTRICT
KDW has been selected as the general contractor for the Fairview District, a mixed-use development underway in Montrose. KDW will manage the construction of Fairview District’s office, retail and restaurant spaces along Fairview near Taft. Phase I, a 5-story mixed use parking garage, will break ground this August.
KDW AWARDED MANUFACTURING PROJECT WITH SIKA CORPORATION
KDW has been selected as the Design-Builder for Sika Corporation’s new manufacturing facility in Sealy, Texas. Design is currently underway for the initial phase and the forty acre tract is being master planned for future expansions. Phase one will be constructed for the production and distribution of high performance mortars, grouts, and a wide range of concrete admixtures. The facility will also contain laboratories and sales offices, as well as a training center to educate customers and applicators on Sika’s technologies. The factory will be the 19th production facility in Sika’s network throughout the United States. Sika was founded in Switzerland in 1910 by visionary inventor Kaspar Winkler, and has since developed into a very successful global company. Groundbreaking for Sika’s new facility in Sealy is expected in February 2017.
RECENTLY COMPLETED TYPHOON TEXAS MENTIONED IN EUROAMUSEMENT PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE
KDW’s recently completed project, Typhoon Texas Waterpark, is making European news! EuroAmusement Professional Magazine reports Typhoon Texas in their Waterpark section of the September/October 2016 Issue. EuroAmusement Professional is a Trade Magazine for Specialists & Executives in the Leisure Business, primarily focused on amusement and waterpark developments.
KDW BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON INDUSTRIAL FACILITY IN METRO AUSTIN
The Taylor Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new 50,000 square-foot industrial/manufacturing facility in Mustang Creek Industrial Park on July 9. Houston-based KDW is the designer and contractor of the property. The building will be available for occupancy before the end of 2015.
KDW is in the process of design/building a new facility for Ditch Witch of Houston. Their new facility is located on the North Freeway, and includes a Sales/Showroom, Office, and Maintenance Shop. As shown in the architectural rendering, the outside of the building has been designed with glass, steel, and stone. The total size of the project is 19,320 sq ft, and is expected to be complete by June 2015.
KDW completes the 80,000 sq ft manufacturing facility to accommodate WIKA’s rapidly growing business. The facility features a two-story office and production floor where the company manufactures instrumentation/gauges for temperature and pressure measuring.
RECENTLY COMPLETED: SETPOINT INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS, INC.
KDW completes the U.S. Operations Headquarters for Setpoint Integrated Solutions, Inc. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this multi-functioning facility has fabrication, assembly, testing, showroom/lab, warehouse, along with high-end corporate office space. This facility is 112,329 sq ft; the design, permitting, and construction were complete in under 12 months (4-6 months faster than the typical delivery method & 3 months before the client’s schedule).
RECENTLY COMPLETED: SERVICE RADIO RENTALS
KDW completes the 16,188 sq ft industrial tilt-wall facility for Service Radio Rentals, located in Deer Park, Texas. The multi-functioning facility was a design/build project, and included a new repair area for “hand held” communication radios, storage space for industrial blinds, and office space. This facility has the capacity for a 10-ton overhead crane.
KDW’S IN-HOUSE DESIGN STUDIO COMPLETED
KDW’s In-House Design Studio is complete! Amelia Papas, our Architectural Designer has been working with our new clients to reach their facilities' full design potential. Our team hosts regular meetings in KDW’s state-of-the-art Design Studio and uses cutting edge technology along with years of experience to communicate and develop quality construction projects.
KDW & BALCONES RESOURCES WIN THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
KDW & Balcones Resources was one of a dozen new buildings and real estate transactions recognized Wednesday April 24 during the Austin Business Journal’s 14th annual Commercial Real Estate Awards gala at the Four Seasons. Balcones Resources' Material Recovery Facility was the recipient of the Industrial Development of the Year award. Balcones Resources Inc.'s material recovery facility was built on an existing 10.59-acre site, which was a former Travis County precinct maintenance facility. In April 2011, the city of Austin awarded Balcones Resources a 20-year contract to process 60 percent of residential curbside recycling material. The roughly $25 million project consisted of four buildings, two of which are new. The two existing buildings were renovated as a 6,489-square-foot corporate office building and a 4,200-square-foot maintenance building with an employee break room. The new construction included a 97,505-square-foot processing building and a 4,572-square-foot operations office.
KDW-BUILT BALCONES RESOURCES MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY (MRF) RECOGNIZED
The $25 million facility is a single-stream recycling center designed to efficiently sort and process all the various recyclables (paper, glass, and plastic) commingling in Austin Resource Recovery bins. Austin’s Zero Waste goal is to send only 10 percent of waste to landfills by 2040. In 2011, 62 percent of city-collected waste went to landfills so the Balcones Resources MRF is well-positioned to make an immediate impact on waste processing and help Austin march towards it's 2040 Zero Waste goal.
The highly-automated plant features the latest in patented screening, optical and controls technology, allowing Balcones Resources to boost the recycling recovery rate for city residents, produce clean commodities and divert a significant amount of material from landfill. Materials accepted by the MRF will include: PET, HDPE and mixed plastics and rigid plastics, film plastics, most grades of recovered fiber, aluminum, ferrous metal, and glass.
Key components of the KDW scope of work for the design, build, and development of this state-of-the-art facility included new construction of a 100,000 sq ft warehouse with an exterior rail loading dock, new office space build-out and driveway realignment, as well as existing office space remodel and maintenance facility remodel. To learn more about this project and view photos, visit the Balcones Resources Project page.
KDW PLANS TO BUILD TAM INTERNATIONAL, INC. MANUFACTURING WORLD HEADQUARTERS
As Featured in the Houston Business Journal, February 10, 2012, KDW plans to build a new 126,000 sq ft manufacturing facility, as well as 17,000 sq ft of office space in northwest Houston for TAM International, Inc.