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Webasto Headquarters

Auburn Hills, MI

KIRCO MANIX was selected by Webasto – a tier one global supplier of roof systems to automotive OEMs in the field of mobility – to renovate and expand an existing building which became its new Americas headquarters. With an investment of $40 million, the expansion supported Webasto’s forecasted engineering and testing requirements, as well as consolidated its existing staff from three locations.

Webasto was firmly dedicated to preserving the original characteristics and design intent. The building has a unique style of architecture, not typical for an office building in the metro Detroit area. It was modeled after an anthropology museum in Veracruz, Mexico. KIRCO MANIX worked carefully and with great attention to detail to match building styles and elements throughout the new addition. For example, replacement and improvements to the building’s original skylights and matching the 3,000 existing punched out windows from the original design carried over to the new addition.

Phase one of the expansion for the began with demolition of the interior of the existing 109,000 square foot building. In phase two, KIRCO MANIX broke ground on a 40,000 square foot addition, which included adding a testing lab, office space and a dining area. Simultaneously, phase three began with interior renovations.

 

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