When a leading manufacturer of fiber optic and copper communications system solutions for voice, data and video network applications had successfully operated a prototype production line and was ready to put production in full speed, a new facility was required to house two production lines, with preparations made for two future lines and a future prototype line.

The new facility of 250,000 square feet was programmed, designed and built in less than six months.
R.E. Warner’s scope of service for the project included:

  • Site development.
  • Development of plant equipment layouts including sizing the building for the receiving and storage of raw material, finished goods and five production lines.
  • Industrial engineering studies to determine throughput of raw and finished goods to determine storage requirements for raw and finished goods.
  • Electrical power and cost studies to determine the power requirements and costs for the new facility.
  • Coordinate power and substation cost and installation requirements with power company.
  • Design of HVAC for the warehouse and office building.
  • Architectural layout of the office facility and warehouse.
  • Mechanical studies and layout of the plant cooling water system, in-slab water drainage system, material supply system and sanitary system.
  • Development of a plans and specifications for the electrical power installation.
  • Project management for the project including scheduling and project control.


  • 250,000 S.F. Production Warehouse and Office Building
  • Fast-track design and construction completed in 6 months
  • Greenfield site required
  • All utilities and site improvements