KIRCO MANIX completed 350,000 square feet of construction for American Axle Manufacturing at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. American Axle has converted one of its vacant former manufacturing facilities in Detroit into a $30 million Advanced Technology Development Center to help it design products for the future.
The scope of this project was to convert 350,000 square feet of 80-year old finishes and furnishings to a state-of-the-art research and development facility for American Axle Manufacturing.
The space being updated sat unused and unmaintained for nearly seven years prior to the start of this project.
The new office space offers an open work environment with designs to enhance natural light by using glass partitioned offices. One of the notable features of this facility includes the restoration of the original decorative pre-cast facade.
The former manufacturing plant across from its global headquarters in Detroit houses several of American Axle’s departments: advanced manufacturing, advanced information technology, gear development, corporate manufacturing, next-generation prototype builds, warranty analysis and competitive assessment.
KIRCO MANIX provided assistance to the design team during this project in order to expedite design decisions and construction solutions.
Location: Detroit, MI
Size: 350,000 Square Feet