Highlights

  • Evaluation of multiple site locations
  • Pursuit of multiple permitting avenues
  • Fast-track air permitting strategy
  • A/E design and construction administration services
  • Procurement services
  • Cost engineering services
  • Fire alarm design for the entire facility
  • CCTV design for the fence line and shipping areas
  • Access control for the IT and electrical rooms
  • Raceways and back boxes for data communications
875,000 SF
Sumter, South Carolina

SSOE led the value engineering effort for this facility, developing more than $17 million in savings opportunities, resulting in more than $11 million in total incorporated changes.

In an effort to expand their market into the United States, a European tire manufacturer looked to SSOE to provide site selection, risk assessment, architectural and engineering services, and construction management for their 875,000 SF greenfield tire manufacturing plant. The scope included pursuing a viable site as well as providing assistance with environmental permitting requirements, including air permitting data. The facility will have the capacity to manufacture up to 4.65 million passenger / light truck tires per year within the first construction phase. The master plan for the greenfield site will accommodate up to 2 million commercial vehicle truck tires manufactured per year.

The plant features just over 100,000 SF of office, 600,000 SF of production, and 130,000 SF of warehouse space to support their projected 800 employees. Each area is unique to the intended user group and includes precast concrete, cast in place concrete, and structural steel framing systems. The process utilities are complex and range from multiple cold and hot water systems, natural gas use, compressed air demands, and high pressure steam. SSOE provided electrical, power and lighting, data, fire and security, as well as an appropriate architectural statement for the Owner’s first major expansion in the United States.