Completed as a joint venture of Harbert-Hanscomb-Global, construction included the 1.1 million square foot vehicle and engine manufacturing and assembly plant adjacent to the existing facility and was performed utilizing an aggressive, fast-track schedule.
Operational in just 18 months, the design incorporated Honda’s flexible manufacturing system in which robotics, assembly platforms and key machinery can be interchanged, allowing different model vehicles to be assembled at the same plant.
Construction also included an administrative and employee service building, 1,350-acre site infrastructure and railroad improvements, roadways, parking, a test track, storage and shipping facilities. Construction of a 2,300-ton stamp press required construction of an underground tunnel and structure capable of sustaining the stamp operation. 1,000 H-piles were driven 24 hours per day to meet the fast-track schedule.
This project followed a 1.7 million square foot initial manufacturing and assembly plant completed by our predecessor company, Bill Harbert International Construction Inc.