Briohn designed and constructed this 14,000 SF foundry addition for Allcast. Allcast is a custom aluminum die casting and tooling company that offers a variety of highly-engineered, precision aluminum tooling and die services, including casting capabilities ranging from 400 to 1,800 tons, CNC machining, drilling, tapping, grinding, turning, heat-treating, deburring and finishing.
The location of this addition in relation to the rest of the factory was important for internal production flow. Therefore, the addition had to be constructed on the south end of the building, where the addition needed to accommodate a 12-foot grade difference from the existing finished floor to the exterior grade, while maintaining room for exterior parking. The addition includes:
- Housing for two overhead cranes, eight furnaces and eight die cast machines
- Installation of a chiller and under-slab stainless steel piping for the equipment housed in this space
- Installation and distribution of a new 4,000 amp service to feed the addition and part of the existing plant