January 18, 2017

Moving Mountains in Pickens County

Aerial photo of Pickens County Commerce Park

Aerial photo taken by Davis & Floyd’s drone of Pickens County Commerce Park

Alliance Pickens and Pickens County selected Davis & Floyd as their civil engineer for the Pickens County Commerce Park, a 310-acre Class A industrial park. As part of this project, Davis & Floyd has worked with two Commerce Park occupants – JR Automation Technologies (Project Dallas) and era-contact Gmbh (Project Big Apple).

Davis & Floyd’s involvement with JR Automation Technologies’ $3.4 million expansion project includes permitting, survey, due diligence, and site design for their 50,000-square-foot facility with the potential to add 100,000 additional square footage for future expansion. The Michigan-based company provides automated equipment and services for industries including automotive, aerospace, medical, pharmaceutical, food processing, construction, and more.

For German-based era-contact Gmbh, a global manufacturing leader of electrical railway couplings, Davis & Floyd has been providing civil engineering services for their $3.6 million, 38,000-square-foot North American manufacturing headquarters with potential to add an additional 100,000 square feet.

For both era-contact Gmbh and JR Automation, the Davis & Floyd team collaborated with teams from Agracel, THS Constructors, and McMillan Pazdan Smith for the design build lease back projects.

Additionally, Davis & Floyd has designed and permitted site plans for rough grading of four other sites at the Commerce Park. Once these site plans are completed, we will be able to quickly evaluate industry-specific requests to determine if their facility will fit on one of the graded parcels. The rough grading of these four parcels will allow Alliance Pickens to market to the world “project ready” sites. In today’s economic development world, having project ready sites puts a community in front of many others trying to win jobs and investment.