Häfele America Co. broke ground April 4 on a massive $13 million expansion to its warehouse facility in Archdale.
Several Piedmont Triad-area and North Carolina contractors are involved in the project.These include architectural plans developed by Winston-Salem’s West & Stem Architects, PLLC, site construction by Landmark Builders, also of Winston-Salem, and solar power implementation by Yes Solar Solutions of Cary, Woodworking Network has reported.
The expansion will add 94,200 sq. ft. of distribution space.
“The expansion of our North Carolina warehouse is an investment in the future success of Häfele, but also that of our customers,” Häfele America Co. president Paul K. Smith said in a statement.
“Through this project we’ll be able to serve all of our customers in a multitude of better, more efficient ways – as well as reducing the company’s carbon footprint by adding solar power to our campus.”
The expanded building will include a 501 kW solar system consisting of more than 1,100 panels. That investment alone is expected to provide approximately 75% its total power requirements.
“The equipment and processes employed within our Archdale facility are about to receive a monumental upgrade,” said Jed Kilpatrick, director of operations for Häfele America Co. “In addition to increased storage capacity, we’ll be adding the latest automated conveyor lines and product pick systems which will improve responsiveness, efficiency and order accuracy.”
Construction is anticipated to be complete by fall 2022.
Häfele is a worldwide supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components.