Chrysler LLC Material Handling Building

This was a 135,000 square foot Material Handling Building addition to Chrysler’s Phoenis Engine Assembly Plant in Trenton, Michigan. The 75′ X 75′ structural steel bay building issupported by cast in place six-foot diameter caissons and a perimeter concrete grade beam. An EPDM roof membrane covers rigid insulation on a structural metal deck. The building’s exterior walls are covered with pre-finished metal siding. Eight overhead metal doors at a depressed exterior truck well are an integral component of the building’s material handling operation. Four roof mounted HVAC air handlers provide a productive environment for the building. The building’s employee support facility includes restrooms, a conference room, supervisory cubicles and a vending area. The structure was designed pursuant to L.E.E.D. Certification ( Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design ) requirements and features a “siphonic” roof drain system.

Roncelli, Inc. also served as the architectural trades contractor on this fast paced Assembly Building. The majority of this work consisted of wood blocking, hollow metal doors, frames and hardware, aluminum framed windows, glazing, welded wire specialty partitions and miscellaneous finish carpentry.

Project Location:

Phoenix Engine Plant
Trenton, M


135,000 SF


Material Handling Building


Chrysler LLC
Auburn Hills, MI


Ghafari Associates LLC Dearborn, MI