To give Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) a pair of state-of-the art facilities, Giffin, Inc. hired Barton Malow as the general contractor for FCA’s Mack (Detroit) and Warren Paint Shops.
The Mack Paint Shop will join two other under-renovation on-site facilities – a body shop and an assembly plant – to form Detroit’s first new general assembly plant in about 30 years.
Both the Warren Paint Shop and Mack Paint Shop projects have included Barton Malow self-perform demolition and foundation installations, setting structural steel, performing building enclosure work, and slab-on-grade concrete placement.
When finished, the Mack Paint Shop will stand about 900 feet long and three stories in height. About 6,500 tons of steel will be used in its fabrication. Once operational, the mid-sized Paint Shop will process 48 vehicles per hour. A new Jeep SUV and a redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee are expected to be produced by the new general assembly plant, with vehicles planned to come off the line by the end of next year.