Taipei, Taiwan-based King Shan, L.L.C., a leading manufacturer of steel wire and metal fabrication products, is a return partner for Opus.
The pair first collaborated in 2010 when Opus built King Shan’s first facility in Oakview Corporate Park in West Dundee, Ill. The 35,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art warehouse met King Shan’s urgent need for industrial space in the Chicago market in just five months. Located near their business partner, Weber-Stephen Products LLC, maker of Weber grills, the building was designed to store grill grates and also includes a testing facility for product research and development.
The Oakview Corporate Park provided the perfect balance of proximity to King Shan’s business partners and unique landscape amenities, including views overlooking wetlands, forest preserves and a golf course.
By 2014, King Shan recognized a need to expand capacity for its production and distribution operations. Opus Design Build and Opus AE Group collaborated with King Shan on a solution to better serve its customers with a new 45,000-square-foot warehouse adjacent to their existing facility. The space includes 41,000 square feet of warehouse space with a 24-foot clear height and 4,000 square feet of office space.
By using its expertise in architectural design, structural engineering and design-build construction, Opus helped King Shan seamlessly connect its existing facility to the new space. A graded driveway between the two buildings and overhead doors allow for optimal function and efficiency.