PLC Trenching - Clinton, NY
PLC Trenching, LLC, based in Clinton NY, is a contracting company that owns, operates, and maintains specialty trenching and cabling equipment. In 2006, they contacted us to design and build their first building to maintain the equipment. This project, a 13,000 sf custom Butler building had (2) 10-ton bridge cranes, (4) 2-ton jib hoists, with a machine shop, wash bay, storage mezzanine, and support offices, lunch rooms etc.. They quickly outgrew that building and had us return in 2008 to more than double that space to add another 13,000 sf shop with (2) more cranes and jib hoists, as well as a 3,200 sf prep and paint booth that can handle up to 50' equipment. Later in 2008, we continued with a Butler custom-designed, conventionally framed 2-story 10,500 sf Office building attached to the original shop building.
The owner, Mr. David Critelli, wanted to use a "European" style in this building. The timing of the introduction of Butler's Azimuth siding system could not have come at a better time, as that was exactly the look he wanted, in a black color. We worked with our Architects, Alesia and Crewell, New Hartford, NY, to design the building around the Azimuth product and also to utilize the Koreteck wall system, which we have used on several projects. We included butt-glazed strip windows and solar shades to create the sleek look. The interior finishes also follow the European look using polished granite floor tile, manufactured aluminum and cherry wood partitions, cherry wood ceilings, stainless steel railings, specialty lighting, and very high tech furniture systems. The building also uses water source heat pumps for a multi zone energy efficient HVAC system.