Downtown Cincinnati – Republic National Distribution Company is one of the leading distributors of wine and spirits in the US. One of their main customers is Kroger, so they chose a location on East Court Street downtown that is very close to the Kroger offices. With this in mind, they wanted to design a space that would be appealing to their customers for wine-tastings and other similar functions.
Kiesland worked with local manager Teresa Salazar and TDA Architects www.tdaaia.com , to customize the space. Featured in this design are bright accent walls with matching carpet at their entry. The space is situated on the second floor of the building with a large floor-to-ceiling window that overlooks the bustling street outside the building. For the wine-tasting room, a full glass wall was selected to allow the natural light in and create an open feeling to the space.
Working with as many existing walls as possible to keep the cost down, Kiesland crews opened up the floor plan of the space and tied into the existing ceiling grid as much as possible. Once the drywall and finish were completed, the glass, paint and flooring were installed and that is when the space really popped. The result was a very happy new tenant at 125 Court Street and another successful downtown project for Kiesland.
Cincinnati, Ohio. In response to continued growth, Baerlocher USA is remodeling and expanding their existing facility located at 5890 Highland Ridge Drive. The 6,000 sf project will include additional offices, a 60 seat conference center and remodeling of existing office and common areas.
Baerlocher is world leader in the development and production of plastics additives. The additives are used in a variety of products such as piping, vinyl windows, flooring and cabling to name a few. Founded in 1823, Baerlocher has facilities around the globe and employs 1,200 worldwide. Worldwide headquarters are in Lingen, Germany.
The Cincinnati facility commenced operations in 2002. Kiesland has been involved with Baerlocher since the early days, adding warehouse space in 2005 and expanding office and product R&D labs in 2013. The proposed expansion is designed to complement and build upon Baerlocher’s innovative culture.
Design services are being provided by Cincinnati-based AM Kinney Inc. www.amkinney.com. Phase 1 of the project is underway and planned for late 2018 completion.
Sharonville, Ohio. The LivINN Hotel located at 11385 Chester Road is expanding to include a new large indoor pool and other guest amenities. The hotel is located adjacent to the Sharonville Convention Center in the growing “Northern Lights District” of Sharonville.
Formerly the Signature Inn, the 130 room property was acquired in 2004 by Burnsville, MN based Rixmann-Sharonville, LLC. Since the acquisition, Rixmann has made extensive improvements to all areas of the facility including common areas and guest rooms.
The proposed salt-water pool will provide a better/healthier swimming experience than a traditional chlorine system. Salt water pools are easier to maintain and chlorine odors are vastly reduced. The design includes an adjacent covered landscaped deck area complete with exterior gas fire pits. Guest access will be enhanced via a new elevator and direct walkway to the Convention Center.
Kiesland is providing construction management services for the project. Project Architect is Cincinnati-based JLS Architecture Inc. www.jlsarchitectureinc.com. An early summer 2018 finish date is anticipated.
Deerfield Township, Ohio. Are you ready to get your jump on, Cincinnati? Altitude Trampoline Park – the world’s premier trampoline facility and fun center is coming to the northern Cincinnati suburbs near Mason.
Altitude will occupy the former HH Gregg space in the Kings Mall located at 4786 Fields Ertel Road. The facility will encompass approximately 28,000 sf, offering high energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, basketball court, dodgeball courts etc. Altitude offers state of the art equipment, high energy entertainment with an emphasis on providing a safe, clean, fun family-friendly environment. The company has over 100 parks in operation or under construction with locations spread across three continents and cities around the globe. More information available at www.altitudetrampolinepark.com.
Kiesland is providing general contracting services for this project in collaboration with Mulhearn Wilson Constructors of North Little Rock, AR. Design services were provided by Phase Zero Design, Hingham, MA. www.phasezerodesign.com. Work is currently underway with a 2nd quarter 2018 completion planned.
Lebanon, Ohio. Quantum Metals continues to grow, recently completing a 25,520 sf expansion to the existing facility located in the Columbia Business Park. With this expansion, the facility is now over 120,000 sf.
Quantum, founded in 1994 provides INNOVATIVE SCRAP SOLUTIONS, focusing on non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, brass and high temperature alloys www.quantummetals.com.
Quantum offers an extensive array of products catering to a variety of industries and customers regionally and around the globe. Kiesland constructed Quantum’s original facility in 1999 with a subsequent expansion 2004.
The most recent expansion was built in response to increased market demand for aluminum processing, particularly products related to the automotive industry. An innovative scrap processing system developed in Europe was the centerpiece of the expansion. The processing system is unique in the USA providing Quantum with expanded capacity and increased efficiencies. The building addition features heavy duty floors, 40’ interior clear height and 96’ clear span structure which enables flexibility and efficient flow of materials via conveyors. Roof system is Butler®MR-24® standing seam. In addition to the high bay LED lighting system the building benefits from extensive daylight harvesting utilizing the SunLite Strip® roof skylights with light sensors controlling the building lighting.
When asked to comment on this project and reflect on the long-term relationship with Kiesland, Cheryl Kolb co- founder of Quantum Metals, stated “… I am very selective in the vendors I choose to service my company. The fact that we made the choice time after time over an 18 year period, speaks for itself in the confidence of quality and comfort knowing that I have a team looking out for my best interest.”
Kiesland provided design/build services in conjunction with Professional Design Associates www.pda-ae.com and King-Hasselbring & Associates www.king-hasselbring.com , both of Cincinnati, Ohio.