The new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility for Feldmeier Equipment in Syracuse, New York is a hybrid structure that combines a 103,000 sq. ft. custom engineered metal building system for manufacturing, by Varco Pruden Buildings, with a 22,500 sq. ft. conventional building that houses office and support areas.
Feldmeier Equipment Co. was selected as the Best of Office Winner in the 2019 Varco Pruden Hall Of Fame presentation.
The Varco Pruden Builder was VIP Structures Inc. The designer was VIP Architectural Associates PLLC. Both firms are located in Syracuse.
The entrance of the facility is an abstract representation of the Feldmeier logo. Bright blue aluminum composite material (ACM) cladding represents "Feldmeier Blue" and creates a stylized "F" that is visible to those approaching the building. At the employee
entrance canopy, a stainless steel support column was manufactured by Feldmeier employees.
The building's façade offers a high-tech feel through the use of different materials, colors, profiles, orientations and vertical plane changes. The vertical plane changes and recessed areas were created by using vertical and horizontal framing
and secondary framing to deliver visible depth and interest. It was noted that the final façade design represents the linear nature of Feldmeier's manufacturing process. Feldmeier supplies stainless steel processing equipment worlwide from
Products supplied by Varco Pruden Buildings included Rigid Frame, Continuous Beam and Conventional/Custom Steel framing; and SSR roofing formed from unpainted Galvalume-coated steel. Insulated metal wall panels were used in White, Tan and Blue colors.
According to information from VIP Structures, "The overall project schedule goals were driven by an owner occupancy date tied to manufacturing goals and commitments. The project was completed, from design through construction, in 14 months, which required
constructing the building through the winter and delivering the manufacturing portion for early occupancy.
"Another challenge was enclosing the final cleaning, testing and customer viewing areas to separate it from the rest of the manufacturing plans, while still allowing overhead cranes to move large tanks in and out of those areas. Bi-parting doors with
12' wide by 24' high panels were custom designed to meet this requirement."
The project was completed in June 2018.