April 20, 2012 Wallingford, CT With construction underway on the new Ulbrich storage facility for Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals, Inc., a topping off event was held today. The topping off celebration (or topping out) usually marks the moment the highest structural beam is swung into place and welded into position. Today’s event included the signing of a beam and a symbolic tree that was placed at the top of the structure and is used to commemorate the event. Dignitaries in attendance were The U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, Wallingford Mayor William W. Dickinson, Jr., and three generations of the Ulbrich family - Fred, Chris and Jonathan.
Constructed by O,R&L Construction Corp. this 17,000 SF design build project will be a pre-engineered manufacturing storage building that was developed in response to the structural collapse of the existing building. The new building will consist of a metal pre-engineered frame, insulated metal panels, standing seam metal roof with loading docks and overhead door access. The sustainable initiatives on this project include construction waste management, concrete recycling, reuse of existing site pad, and the facility will be built on a remediated brownfield site.
About O,R&L Construction
O,R&L Construction initiates and incorporates sustainable building strategies into all our projects, whether the client is looking for green opportunities or not. We promote an integrated design and construction process through design build projects. Examples of our sustainable building strategies are the use of recycled materials, construction waste management, Indoor air quality management, high performance building materials and the coordination and successful implementation of utility rebates and alternate and/or renewable energy sources on our construction projects. As a company, we are heavily involved with the USGBC and Connecticut’s local chapter of the Green Building Council; our president, Todd Renz, has been a long standing member and is currently on the Board of Directors.