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Halfacre Construction Takes Top Honors In Star Building Systems’ Master Builder Contest

The Sun Hydraulics Corp. facility is shown above and below. Click images to enlarge.

Oklahoma City, OK - Star Building Systems, a national and international supplier of metal buildings, gave top prizes to Sarasota's Halfacre Construction for its work on a new Sun Hydraulics Corp. building in Sarasota. The presentation was made at Star’s National Sales meeting held in San Diego in March.

Halfacre received Star's Master Builder of the Year Award for the Sun Hydraulics III building at 803 Tallevast Road. The building also won Best in Class for Large Manufacturing Projects in North America and the 2014 Best in District Award.

Sun Hydraulics, a maker of hydraulic valves and one of Southwest Florida's largest manufacturers, expanded into the new $16 million, 75,510-square-foot building last year.

The Sun Hydraulics project was noted for many unusual features that made it stand out from the more than 4,000 buildings Star produces annually.

Along with the project's general high level of design and quality construction, the building was designed and placed on a 12-acre site near Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport to have its office wing sticking out over a 4.5-acre lake. The building used a pre-engineered metal building technology with exterior mainframe columns that don't intrude through the interior walls, maximizing flexibility in the manufacturing area. The three-building project utilized a Double-Lok roof in Medium Bronze and brick and block walls.

Star Building systems designed and manufactured the metal building system and Halfacre Construction led the team of specialty subcontractors to erect it, along with other contractors to do the concrete, masonry, painting and windows.

"What a great honor," said Jack Cox, president and CEO of Halfacre Construction. "We were honored to have been selected for the Sun Hydraulics building and are truly just humbled to be part of a project that continues to make such a huge positive impact on the economic development of this region."

Star's Master Builder Awards program recognizes professionalism in the building industry. Buildings are judged on the attractiveness of the exterior, skill of construction and the effective use of Star Building System's products and components.

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