Commercial Contracting Corporation was construction manager at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sterling Heights Assembly Plant for the new RAM 1500 program. The facility previously built midsize sedans and would be significantly renovated – to accommodate a larger vehicle – to produce full size trucks. This multi-phase project ran throughout the 2.5 million square foot facility that included the south paint shop, test track, drum storage building and the main manufacturing building.
The project began in the south paint shop with removal and replacement of approximately 420,000 SF of roof, infill of floor slab on grate and slab on deck, install of all new fire protection, lighting and power, installation of new chiller room and cooling tower, new overhead doors, reinforced substantial amounts of trusses and beams and installation of new freight and passenger elevators, renovation of the paint shop office space.
The new test track included a pre-engineering building, steel erection and siding, fire protection and lighting, all new asphalt paving and special concrete and paver/block testing events.
The main manufacturing building included a new process center constructed for full size truck production, CTVV lab modifications for new vehicle production, facility concrete floor polish and epoxy coating (1.2 million SF), complete repaint of the entire facility, new facility entrances, new general assembly offices and bathrooms, multiple truck dock modifications, installation of new conveyor trestle to South Paint Shop and all new weld water pumps and main pipelines.