Build-to-Suit Facility Meets Manufacturing Needs

This build-to-suit industrial development is a manufacturing facility for TPI Composites, a leading developer and volume manufacturer of large-scale composite structures for the wind energy, transportation and military vehicles markets.

TPI uses this state-of -the-art manufacturing facility for the production of wind turbine blades. The Opus team designed the facility for the manufacturing of blades reaching 150 feet in length and weighing over 6 tons each. To accommodate such large blades and equipment, heavy duty concrete pavement was used.

Additional components used to accommodate such a large facility include:
  • a structural steel frame designed to accommodate overhead crane access over the entire length of the building and 
  • a large custom truss designed in the center of the building to create a 150-foot, column-free zone allowing blades to pass from the south to north bays.
The facility was completed to allow flexibility in the reuse of the building with a clear height of 32 feet, an ESFR sprinkler system and site design to accommodate future dock doors along the entire north elevation.

This build-to-suit industrial distribution facility is located in Newton, Iowa, approximately 30 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa.