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Nord Gear

Project Information

Client

NORD Gear

Location

Waunakee, WI

Size

90,000 SF

Sector

Manufacturing

Services

Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Audio/Visual, Low Voltage/Security, Controls, Construction Administration

Experts

AIA

Senior Project Architect

AIA

Senior Vice President, Project Director | Regional Market Executive

AIA, ICC

Executive Vice President | Chief Operations Officer

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OBJECTIVE:

Expansion Action

NORD Gear Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drive technology for mechanical and electronic solutions. The company is ISO 9000 certified and implements the latest lean manufacturing processes.

NORD Gear is passionate about exceeding customer expectations–it’s a primary tenant of their brand.  Our objective was to empower them to respond quickly to the needs and specifications of customers anywhere in the world and do so within a facility that their skilled assemblers and expert engineering team enjoy working in. Efficiency and flexibility were essential factors in designing NORD Gear’s expansion.

SOLUTION:

Increased Efficiency

Based upon our designs and Strang’s Design Synchronicity project management process, Strang was engaged to partner with NORD Gear and design their current expansion of its North American headquarters located in Waunakee, Wisconsin. This is their main hub of operations in the United States. The multi-phased project was completed without interruption to NORD Gear’s ongoing daily operations. This 90,000 SF expansion of NORD Gear’s manufacturing space allowed for increased rotor production capabilities and brought its machining department up to date to meet industry standards and customer expectations.

A key component of this project is the state-of-the-art overhead material handling system which helps to ensure safe, efficient, and highly productive movement of drive and electronic components throughout the facility. In addition, this system streamlined the loading and unloading process within the newly designed interior loading dock facility. Strang’s design added locker rooms, a break room, and a training room to double NORD Gear’s existing capacity.

With the building expansion recently complete, NORD Gear now has additional space to allow for assembly, testing, and service of the large industrial gearboxes. The local assembly also allows for faster product delivery and more product flexibility.

NORD Gear is a model example of how Strang’s client-centered project development approach involves key owner stakeholders, contractors, and brand guidelines to achieve optimal results across the board.