Expanding to Fit Heat and Control Inc.’s Growing Business
Heat and Control Inc., located in East Hempfield Township in Lancaster County, is a global company that makes processing, product handling, packaging, and inspecting equipment for food and other similar types of manufacturers. Heat and Control has been in Lancaster since 1982 when it opened a Greenfield Corporate Center location. The growing company needed to expand its operating space and nearly quadruple the size of its facility from 35,000 SF to 120,000 SF. The new facility is approximately 60,000 SF of warehouse space, 20,000 SF of office space, and 20,000 SF for a future warehouse expansion.
Permitting and Design on a Tight Schedule
Heat and Control planned to relocate its operations from its former facility at Flyway Business Park off Airport Road, to its new location in Lime Spring Farm. The move meant the company needed a timely building schedule to ensure it could maintain operations. The RGS team utilized its relationship with the local municipality and other review agencies to preemptively communicate the goals of the project and identify potential issues as early as possible to avoid delays in design and review. Our team also worked closely with the client and contractor to ensure schedule adherence.
Creative Site Design to Maneuver Around Existing Fixed Infrastructure
The sloping 13-acre site, located at Running Pump Road and Noll Drive, in Lime Spring, borders a major railway corridor, creating many design constraints. Through creative site design, the RGS team was able to configure the land for the 120,000 SF building and associate parking.
RGS worked closely with the general contractor to ensure a cost-effective design and build approach for Heat and Control. The building was prominently positioned on the site to both horizontally and vertically showcase the client’s new facility on its well-traveled and highly visible corner property.