Wheeler Machinery

Owner: Wheeler Machinery Co.

Architect: CRSA AIA

Electrical Engineer: Royal Engineering

General Contractor: Hughes General Contractor

Location: Hurricane, UT

Completion Date: Feb 2008

Electrical Cost: $650,000

As the premier Caterpillar dealer for the Salt Lake City area, Wheeler Machinery’s new office/warehouse facility in Hurricane, Utah, needed to be as durable as the equipment they sell. The construction was designed using tilt-up concrete to provide a structure that would stay comfortable in a desert environment.

The resulting design incorporates sand-blasted, integrally colored panels to provide a pleasing complement to the desert surroundings while requiring little to no maintenance. The centerpiece of the building is its conical-shaped entrance, achieved via Tilt-Up panels cast on a specially shaped casting bed that resembled a skateboard park.

Going from conception to completion in just a year’s time, the facility houses office and warehouse space, a truck shop, a heavy equipment shop, a paint shop, a dynamometer room and a storage mezzanine.

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