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Tilt-up structures

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The new Korry Electronics manufacturing and engineering building in Everett earned LEED points for its use of ready-mix concrete.

Korry Electronics

Location: Everett

Owner/developer: Capstone Partners LLC

Project team: Foushee and Associates, general and concrete contractor; Craft Architects, architect; DCI Engineers, structural engineer; Concrete Nor’West, ready-mix supplier

Aerospace firm Korry Electronics, a unit of Esterline, relocated from Seattle to a new 216,000-square-foot manufacturing and engineering building south of the Everett Boeing plant.

The $100 million-plus tilt-up concrete facility was designed to accommodate flexible lean-manufacturing methods, including 24-hour turnaround work areas that could be retooled quickly.

Korry, which signed a 50-year lease on the building, also required the structure to serve as an attractive corporate headquarters while meeting its exacting technical needs for security and vibration resistance.

Ready-mix concrete provided sustainability benefits, contributing to the project’s LEED certification.

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