Oltmans Converting Obsolete Building With ‘Green’ Elements – Last Metal Building of Former GM Plant is Becoming Modern Living Spaces Furniture Complex

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PANORAMA CITY, CA – The last metal building of what was formerly General Motors’ largest auto plant on the West Coast is being replaced by a $20 million state-of-the-art warehouse and showroom for Living Spaces Furniture featuring key “green building” components, announces Oltmans Construction Co. the general contractor.

Living Spaces Furniture is California’s largest furniture store distinguished by same day delivery and a variety of other consumer amenities. Living Spaces also has major warehouse and showroom operations at its headquarters in La Mirada and Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

The new facility, located within “The Plant” development, will be Living Spaces’ first in San Fernando Valley. The company expects to employ 300 at its newest location.

Don Wade, senior estimator in the Special Projects Group for Whittier, CA-based Oltmans Construction Co., said the general contractor is demolishing a 100,000 sq. ft., functionally obsolete metal building at the site and building an 85,000 sq. ft. concrete tilt-up structure, with a 38-foot clear height, state-of-the-art warehouse.

He added that Oltmans is converting the balance of the existing building into a modern, 105,000 sq. ft. showroom for Living Spaces. Wade said Oltmans is also renovating the entire site with all new landscaping, paving, curbs and gutters. Jon Pennockis project manager for Oltmans. Project architect is OCIO Designgroup of San Diego.

Additionally, in a major “green” initiative, the project will feature a modern ground water regeneration system that will take the first three-quarter inches of rainfall and direct it into the ground water system. Other green components of the project include a “cool”, white single ply roof featuring 3 1/2 inches of insulation, and an energy efficient HVAC system.