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Monday, June 10, 2019
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INCOE Celebrates Grand Opening of New Global Headquarters

Ghafari's Director of Manufacturing Consulting, Bill Salatino (right) with INCOE Plant Manager Bob Fons
Ghafari's Director of Manufacturing Consulting, Bill Salatino (right) with INCOE Plant Manager Bob Fons

On June 7, plastics industry leader INCOE Corporation USA celebrated the grand opening of their new 138,000 SF global headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that kicked off their Customer Appreciation Day.

“We couldn’t be more proud to have INCOE as part of our corporate community today,” said Auburn Hills City Manager Tom Tanghe during the ceremony. “This outstanding building is a testament to the hard work that this family and its employees have done over the years to make the company what it is today.”

INCOE initially engaged Ghafari in an owner’s representative role for the headquarters. Over the course the project, our scope expanded to encompass architecture, interior design, and engineering services. Among other project elements, our team helped customize the manufacturing layout for INCOE’s specific needs, and also provided interior office design recommendations in line with current workplace trends.

The $20+ million state-of-the-art facility was designed to improve operational efficiency within the organization by situating dependent processes in closer proximity to one another. Within the office area, open collaboration spaces along high traffic pathways have been created to provide casual meeting spaces. The 85,000 SF manufacturing area was designed around a central space containing Quality Control, Inventory Management and shop offices to maximize process flow.

Check out the following videos showing the construction progression: