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IFA Phase II Expansion

 

Description

After completing a 234,000-SF manufacturing & distribution center for automotive supplier IFA in Spring 2018, Frampton Construction was engaged in Fall 2019 to expand the  facility by 211,000 square feet, bringing the total size to 487,000 square feet. 

The new space will be constructed using tilt-up concrete panels and structural steel with ceilings providing a 32’ clearance height. The expansion is critical to IFA’s growth as they move out of their current Ladson, S.C., facility to consolidate their South Carolina operations into one location. The expanded area will provide over 30,000 square feet of Class A office space for the relocation of IFA’s administrative and executive staff. Construction on the expansion is underway and is expected to be complete by June of 2020.

Alan Lewis, managing partner of The Keith Corporation’s Industrial Division, said, “IFA’s expansion within Charleston Trade Center adds further growth to the park’s robust year. We’re excited to help IFA consolidate their operations and look forward to watching them continue to grow.” 

The project comes on the heels of two other Charleston Trade Center projects developed by The Keith Corporation and Frampton Construction in 2019. A 136,500 square foot speculative building was completed in July and is currently for lease. Next door, a 144,000 square foot manufacturing facility for Curtiss-Wright is due to be finished next month. The company is expected to begin operations there in early 2020. 

“We’re honored to have the chance to team with IFA on another significant project and to help them increase their footprint in this thriving market. The expanded facility demonstrates confidence in their own and the region’s potential,” noted Joey Smith, director at Frampton Construction.

Additional partners on the project include McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, WGPM Engineering, and Alliance Consulting Engineers. 

 

Location

Summerville, SC

 

Project Status

Under construction

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