Irvington, New Jersey
Richards Manufacturing has been serving the electrical utility industry from the Lyons Avenue location since 1945. The Ives staff was asked to provide a 20,000 SF addition to their storage capacity that holds products for overhead and underground electrical transmission. Joel Ives, AIA presented the project before the Irvington Planning Board to obtain the necessary approvals. A rack system was developed to maximize the storage and to establish a building height that needed to be coordinated with the fire sprinkler system. Since the building was at a different elevation than the adjacent site, a connecting ramp was provided. As part of the project, access was provided for a new employee parking lot.