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Frampton Construction Underway On Manufacturing Facility For Curtiss-Wright

Mar 15, 2019 10:53AM

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.