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130,000 SF (Building)
15 Acres (Site)
RTM Engineering Consultants is serving as the Prime Consultant, leading the design team through a renovation, tenant improvement, and expansion to an existing manufacturing facility for Petoskey Plastics. Petoskey Plastics is an environmentally focused recycler and plastic film, bag, and resin manufacturer. This new facility will allow the company to increase their ability to service current customers and add new opportunities for the growing sustainable product lines.
RTM is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, construction administration, commissioning, and civil engineering services for the project including a new office area addition to the warehouse, and a new 70-foot tower that will contain the equipment for the blow film extrusion. The current project, as well as future plans for expansion, will result in an estimated 130,000-square-foot facility, and occur over the next five years.
Our civil team is providing an array of services for the project including water, wastewater, and stormwater design and land planning and site development. Because of the fast-tracked schedule, many of the civil services were broken down in phases and often times occurring at the same time as construction. Phase 1 involved mapping out and analyzing the existing flood zone to ensure that severe impacts from site improvements could be avoided. Phase 2 will involve major improvements to the flood zone to mitigate impacts and safety issues. Additionally, the existing warehouse structure included a Dallas Rapid Transit rail line on the property that had been abandoned. The team completely redesigned a large portion of the rail line and spur coming into the property. Rehabilitating the rail line, which cut through the flood zone and involved a road crossing took considerable coordination with city and railway officials.
The design for the facility began in February of 2021 with the first phase anticipated to be complete by early 2022, which required the team to fast track the project schedule through design, permitting, and construction, and quickly addressing and redesigning utility coordination conflicts discovered during construction. With Covid restrictions and Covid-induced material and labor shortages, teamwork and communication across all disciplines was crucial. Additionally, RTM worked closely with the City of McKinney to expedite the review and approval process.