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Published in Daily Journal of Commerce

Markey Machinery gets $4.5M overhaul

By JOURNAL STAFF, August 6, 2010

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Markey Machinery recently finished a $4.5 million upgrade of its Seattle plant at 7266 Eighth Ave. S. The three-phase project included renovations to two plant buildings and construction of a new final assembly building and headquarters.

Contractor CHG Building Systems finished the project on time and on budget.

The first phase involved construction of a 50-foot-tall, 9,000-square-foot final assembly building made of pre-engineered metal. The building was designed to accommodate two large bridge cranes that Markey workers use to assemble custom deck machinery and winches for ships.

A 7,500-square-foot, two-story pre-engineered metal building was erected during the second phase for the company's headquarters.

The final phase renovated the two plant buildings with architectural and structural upgrades, including panel rib metal siding to match the new buildings. Crews also replaced translucent window panels to improve interior lighting and built a 2,800-square-foot pre-engineered metal crane cover for the yard adjacent to the assembly building.

Pre-engineered metal products came from Varco Pruden. General Consulting Services was the owner's representative.

The project was the first major renovation to Markey's 75-year-old facility. Markey was founded in 1907.

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