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Frampton Construction underway on manufacturing facility for Curtiss-Wright

Mar 14, 2019 02:23PM

Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a regional full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, is underway on an industrial facility for Curtiss-Wright, a product designer, manufacturer and service provider for the U.S. Navy. The project, developed by The Keith Corporation, is located within the Charleston Trade Center in Summerville, S.C. 

The 144,376-square foot building will be constructed of pre-cast concrete panels and structural steel with a deep foundation design and ceilings with a 40’ clear height, tall enough to house overhead cranes and other specialty equipment.

Alan Lewis, industrial development partner for The Keith Corporation, commented, “Frampton Construction and our design partners have excelled in delivering solutions for very specialized requirements to meet the needs of Curtiss-Wright. I could not be happier with our team.”

Manufacturing operations comprise 107,000-square feet of the building. Open office areas, conference rooms, and a cafeteria occupy the remaining 37,000-square feet. A boiler/steam plant, which will be used by Curtiss-Wright to test products within the facility, will be operational by 2020.

“We’re honored to be one of several strong partners selected to build and deliver a facility like this in the Charleston area. We’re also very excited to welcome Curtiss-Wright as a new corporate neighbor,” said Chad Frampton, CEO of Frampton Construction.

Additional partners on this project include McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, WGPM Engineering, and RMF Engineering. Construction began in November of 2018 and is due to be complete by November of 2019.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com

Established in 1989, The Keith Corporation is a privately-held, full service owner and developer of industrial, warehouse, and other commercial properties in the United States, Mexico, Canada, & the U.K. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, The Keith Corporation has become one of the country’s most well-respected build-to-suit developers. Having delivered over 250 projects and more than twenty-five million square feet of manufacturing, distribution, industrial and commercial space for a highly diverse corporate clientele, The Keith Corporation has developed a reputation for their accountability, expertise, and total client satisfaction, on all projects. For more information, go to www.thekeithcorp.com or call 704-365-6000.


Frampton Construction is a regional full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services. The dedicated team of professionals takes pride in building strong relationships with clients while providing the highest quality of service. They deliver executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process, while working diligently to exceed the expectations of every client. With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C., the company is positioned to manage projects in the Carolinas and beyond. For more information, please visit http://frampton.construction/ or call 843-572-2400.