General Contractor on New Wastewater System

Butter Buds Inc., a Racine, Wisconsin based manufacturer of concentrated flavor technology, selected ICA as the General Contractor for its new wastewater management system project. The company develops and markets innovative, all-natural concentrated dairy flavors and specialty flavor ingredients. Their goal was to create and install a wastewater system in compliance with city, state and federal requirements.

BACKGROUND
ICA worked directly with Butter Buds, Inc. Butter Buds selected an engineer to design their wastewater treatment system. They specified the equipment and decided where the waste was going to be stored. The company’s production takes place in their main building, which is where the waste product is generated. However, the waste is stored in a separate, adjacent building.

A private drive separates the two buildings so the new system transports the wastewater underneath the drive. ICA oversaw the boring of three separate lines under the road as well as 5 lines that went into the second building into their tanks. All the work was performed in conjunction with the city plumbing inspection department.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
As General Contractor, ICA’s Project Manager managed the job. Contractors that worked along with ICA included the client’s equipment supplier (providing the pre-treatment equipment), the underground boring company and the electrician. ICA also worked with Digger’s Hotline and Private Lines to identify potential underground utility infrastructure (electrical, phone, sewer, sanitary, etc) for the boring company.

Once the system was tested and was up and running, ICA poured the floor. Our next step was the build out of the adjacent building.

ICA provided the following:

  • Built a 60′ x 25′ x 6″ demising wall (dry wall on either side of the wall to separate tenant space).
  • Installed a 4′ x 8′ hole for a fresh air louver as well as a 10 x 10′ overhead door.
  • Create a 40′ L-shaped curb to form a containment area (end of January).

OUTCOME
The project was completed on budget and on time, enabling Butter Buds, Inc. to meet its deadline.

New Community Room for Sacred Heart Church

The parishioners and staff at Sacred Heart, a Catholic Church located in Racine, Wisconsin, had only one option for its gatherings. They had to walk across the parking lot to the school’s multi-purpose room.

That all changed with their new community room project designed by BMR Design Group and built by Industrial Construction & Associates. Its capacity is 300 and it consists of a 7,000 square foot addition including a kitchen and restrooms. It was build adjacent to the original church entrance. The new addition was designed with architectural features and matching brick that make it hard to distinguish from the original construction which was completed decades ago.

EXTENSIVE SITE WORK & UPDATES
Another major component of the project was the extensive site work including new underground gas, sewer and water utilities. An existing circular drive was updated and exterior lighting installed. Motion detection lighting inside the addition is expected to provide energy savings in the long run. The facility had always been handicap accessible, but we made the facility more handicap accessible with push button doors.

OUTCOME
We are pleased to have had the opportunity to work with BMR Design. In fact, BMR did the design work on the Church when it was built in 1968. It is very gratifying for us to note that the original architect from BMR helped consult on the new addition.

We are also pleased to have worked with Sacred Heart Church officials, including Father Crewe, Al Pfeiffer (Business Manager) and Larry Hobbs (Facilities Manager) during the construction process. It was particularly challenging coordinating the construction process around daily and weekend masses, other Church activities and the elementary school located on-site.

The new addition was named Haban Hall after Mr. Joe Haban, a major donor to the parish. Thanks to Haban Hall, the parish now has a comfortable space in which to hold meetings, visitations and events. According to Al Pfieffer, “We truly enjoy having a great area for gatherings and luncheons. Seniors have a great place to get together twice a month for games and fellowship. This was a very important project for Sacred Heart and ICA did a great job from start to finish.”

Marriott’s 20 & Oaks Redesign

Marriott Hotels wanted a change from the previous stuffy hotel restaurant to a more casual type atmosphere. This redesign included the installation of a new bar with granite countertop, new liquor/wine cabinets, coolers, a new gas fireplace, and lighting. A highlight of the redesign includes the buffet area with built in cook-tops, heating elements and refrigeration units. Additional finishing touches included flooring, wall coverings and ceilings work.

Industrial Construction & Associates recently renovated the former Chats lounge into the new 20 & Oakes Bar and Grill at the Racine Marriott. The Director of Food and Beverage, Bob Crawford explains the reason for the change: “Marriott Hotels wanted a change from the previous stuffy hotel restaurant to a more casual type atmosphere. In keeping with Marriott’s new plan, the next phase will open up the restaurant further with additional seating.”

Demolition included removal of the dated bar, brass railings, raised gaming area and infilling the sunken floor with concrete. Installation of a new bar with granite countertop, new liquor/wine cabinets, coolers, a new gas fireplace, and lighting. A highlight of the redesign includes the buffet area with built in cook-tops, heating elements and refrigeration units. Additional finishing touches included flooring, wall coverings and ceilings work.

Patrons can enjoy the four new large screen televisions, large fully stocked bar, fireplace and cozy atmosphere. Chef Skipp Worden has created a new and exciting menu including everything from land to sea. 20 & Oakes offers an all day dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Stop by and sample from over 50 Craft Beers and 50 Wines.

Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce and ICA presented 20 & Oakes with the Gold Key Award. This award recognizes businesses for commitment to the Racine area, informs the public and increases awareness of business growth in the Racine area.