Hennig Broke Ground on a New Enclosure Systems Manufacturing Facility in Machesney Park
October 18, 2019
Machesney Park, Illinois, USA-October 17, 2019—Hennig broke ground on a new 125,000 sq. ft., $17 million manufacturing facility at the company's 9900 North Alpine Road global headquaters location. The new building will house Hennig backup power generator packaging operations. This expansion, by far, is the most ambitious investment in the history of the company.
Hennig plans to expand its opportunities to provide turnkey integrated enclosure & fuel tank systems for the backup power generation market. Particularly, the data center segment of the market has emerged as the greatest opportunity for Hennig’s growth. The data center market is dominated by the largest high-tech companies that are in the news today, but many smaller data center companies are also seeing fast-paced growth.
“The hyper-scale data center business is absolutely booming,” says Robin Moore, COO of Hennig Enclosure Systems. “Some of these companies are spending billions of dollars per year on data storage facilities. The generator packaging requirements for backup power at these facilities are greater than our industry can produce.”
Hennig’s new building will be a state-of-the-art facility with 285 tons of crane capacity, a two-story office space, generator testing capabilities, and ample outdoor storage space for work in process and finished product. Hennig will make a large investment in capital equipment as well. This will include the addition of various types of sheet metal fabrication equipment such as lasers, folding machines, welding machines, and powder coat paint systems, along with an array of assembly and electrical equipment.
Hennig plans to hire a large amount additional staff to support a three-shift operation that will bring many new job opportunities to the Machesney Park community. Positions will need to be filled throughout the organization including machine operators, welders, paint technicians, assemblers, electricians, and an array of manufacturing support personnel and engineers.
Cord Construction is the general contractor for the project with McClellan Blakemore Architects and Arc Design Resources, Inc. contributing with the building design.
The completion of the project is planned for June 2020.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thursday, October 17 at 3:00 pm at Hennig’s 9900 North Alpine Road in Machesney Park, IL.