PDQ Locks

PDQ Manufacturing East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, PA

A New Home for a Growing Business
Over the past several years, it was clear that PDQ Industries, a lock manufacturer, was quickly outgrowing its 48,000 SF facility. In fact, most of the finished goods inventory already required an off-site warehouse. Containing growth and maintaining the existing facility just wasn’t in the cards, so the decision was made to commission a new building.

Design and Permitting for the New PDQ Facility
The new facility consolidated three PDQ Manufacturing locations into one while giving the door-hardware company enough room for its workforce to rise. The 80,000 SF building consolidates the manufacturing and administrative functions. It also adds a showroom, additional warehouse space, an expanded keying department, a state-of-the-art test lab for the business.

PDQ’s new home is situated on 7.8 acres in a Class A multi-use business park. The company needed to ensure the site gave them room for future expansions, so RGS designed the site plan to allow for an additional 30,000 SF of facility space when the company is ready to expand once again.

Site Challenges Required a Creative, Innovative Design
The PDQ site design needed to account for the property’s more than 20 ft of elevation change. This called for some creative grading and site design work by the RGS design team. In addition to elevation and grading changes, RGS placed the 112,000 SF building in a location that would maximize the arrival experience for guests of the facility. With its positioning on the site and extensive landscape planning completed by the RGS team, including significant buffer areas to respect existing residential neighbors, the PDQ Manufacturing facility maintains a strong visual presence along a well-traveled corridor of the township.