At the Pulaski, N.Y.-based facility, the expansion’s manufacturing space is already fully functioning; office space transitions have begun and are expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2012. According to the company, an additional $3.5 million will be spent to complete project interior and equipment needs. All told, the project is expected to provide:
- 10,000 ft2
of new research and development space.
- 82,000 ft2 of new
- 20,000 ft2 of
additional office space.
- 70 tons of additional lifting capacity at Pulaski, N.Y. headquarters.
heating system for the office space uses a 12-zone in-floor radiant hydronic
system that can be heated using waste heat from the manufacturing processes or
the factory's research and development facilities.
- Cooling. The office space is divided up into 43 zones with a chilled beam system mounted in the ceilings to efficiently distribute cooling to the building occupants. Cooling towers are incorporated to manage the energy balance of the overall system. For example, when waste heat exceeds the energy required by the system, excess energy can be rejected to the cooling towers. The system also has the potential to utilize gas absorption heat pumps and retention ponds as an energy source.
Video and project background can be viewed online at www.fulton.com.