- Best Manufacturing Building (2023) Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards.
In 2012, McMillan Pazdan Smith was first approached by SEW-Eurodrive to design a new assembly plant and office building. The success of this project resulted in a long-lasting relationship with SEW that now includes seven projects. SEW’s 180-acre campus spreads across both Duncan and Lyman, SC. The east end features all new buildings that include the IG Assembly Plant & Office, Smart Factory, and Maxolution Showroom. The west end is comprised of multiple connected buildings originally constructed in the 1980s. In an effort to modernize this end and reflect the east side, MPS performed renovations to two entrance lobbies and office space, and designed a new, freestanding employee fitness/conference center.
Most recently, we designed an award-winning, 250,000 SF production and assembly plant to expand their operations. The facility incorporates principles of Industry 4.0, which includes automation, integration, and interlinking of manufacturing and assembly processes digitally through networked production. In conjunction with the design of this building, we also designed a Maxolutions Showroom located adjacent to the smart assembly facility and connected by an outdoor plaza. This completes their East Campus expansion.