CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA â€“ The new Quinn Company facility opened its doors to its staff and the public December 2013 with great enthusiasm and is conveniently located off the Rose Hills Road exit of the 605 Freeway.
Quinnâ€™s new and expanded operations facility was built to better serve their customers throughout the Los Angeles area. A major challenge for this project was designing and constructing a single building that allowed for the consolidation of their various service components such as administrative operations, repair, sales and training, which were prior to construction, separated into several detached buildings. The new facility needed to be sustainable, economical, and highly efficient.
Through the collaborative effort by Quinn Group, HPA Architects, and Oltmans Construction Co., the project came to fruition in the form of this turn-key, 234,100 s.f., 2-story, concrete tilt-up, â€śone-stop-shopâ€ť, commercial facility. The newly constructed building houses a full service Parts and Sales Area, HR/Training Center, Service Operation Office Area, Parts Warehouse, Heavy Equipment Shop, and Component Rebuild Center (CRC).
The CRC includes a Welding Machine Shop and a Dynamometer Engine Testing Room & Equipment Area. A technical component of the project was providing a system that would support the needs of the dynamometer or â€śdynoâ€ť machine, which is considered one of the largest owned by Quinn. The new support system involved the construction of an underground watertank, which feeds a cooling tower that was installed adjacent to the CRC building solely for the purpose of the dyno machine.
In addition, the Heavy Equipment Shop and CRC warehouses have 26 Overhead and Jib Cranes that are used for lifting and moving large CAT equipment. An effective exterior and interior rail system was installed into the concrete foundation to facilitate the transportation of equipment to shop areas.
Also, constructed on-site were two (2) additional stand alone buildings: the Wash Building, a covered area for cleaning equipment and the Transportation Building, an office area for security and controlling of their equipment yard.
Sustainable/green building components were included in the design and construction of the project. The project was built to the requirements of LEED Gold utilizing the following green components:
- High efficiency glazing systems
- Two on-site clarifiers approximately 2,000 gallons each that separates oil and water prior to draining into the sewer system
- 25 recirculating large diameter fans
- Completely insulated facility with single-ply roof
- Energy efficient mechanical systems
- Installation of rooftop solar panels
- Open space design
- Indirect lighting
- Drought tolerant landscaping