Briohn designed and constructed this 96,100 SF manufacturing facility adjacent to the Waukesha Airport. For over 40 years, Oberlin Filter has been manufacturing and distributing a wide range of filtration products and equipment for four major markets, including; metal working fluids for grinding and machining, food applications primarily in hot frying oil and specialty oils, chemical separations and industrial water treatment. Industrial water treatment covers a wide range of applications with almost all of them unique to their clients. Oberlin Filter has strong working relationships with GE and their many divisions, Veolia water, DuPont and recently a major semi-conductor manufacturer in their silicon wafer cutting processes.
Having grown beyond the boundaries of the existing facility, Briohn worked with Oberlin to identify a new site in Waukesha, negotiate a generous TIF package from the City, purchase the land, address the on-site environmental issues, demolish multiple buildings and prepare the site for a 96,000 SF new headquarters facility with office space on two levels and 65,000 SF of production space. The production environment includes a weld bay with jib cranes, multiple overhead cranes and a custom designed exhaust system and paint booth. The production bays also include multiple overhead cranes and production offices built on mezzanines for optimal viewing into the facility. The entire production area is heated with in-floor hydronic heat. The site has been designed for future growth for Oberlin Filter, allowing for an additional 40,000 SF of production space with additional parking. The building was positioned on the site to maximize the expansive views to the east, south and west overlooking the Waukesha Airport.