As the country watched the President and Congressional leaders meeting to face the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression Joseph, Cash and Jared Masters sat down looking at the quotations for Kinetic's much needed building addition. Kinetic had simply run out of space and had no room for additional machinery. The architectural design was done, the regulatory approvals in, and the quotations were on the table. The discussion was: should we proceed or should we put this on the shelf until the economy improves. The decision: go ahead and start construction. Due to Wisconsin weather constraints our General Contractor, Jerry Scherrer of Scherrer Construction told us that construction would get to the point of footings, foundation walls, underground utilities, structural steel and roof decking before construction ceased for winter. He knew how important the concrete floor is to our machines and simply said: "I wouldn't pour the floors in winter if it was my plant and I definitely will not pour it for your plant." Scherrer Construction has done 3 major additions for Kinetic and numerous remodeling projects and machine bases so we took their advice. Construction would resume in April 2009 with completion scheduled for June 2009.
Based on that we had a 5 minute Board Meeting - one of the luxuries of being a family owned business - and voted to get the contracts signed and have construction begin. When the worst of the financial crises is over Kinetic will be ready with new plant space and additional machines.
This is a 13,500+ square foot [1255 square mm] addition with a high bay for 2 - 15 ton cranes. It is being designed with special flooring for installation of our 2 - Mattison 400S Grinders. The cost of this addition is going to be $2million+ US Dollars.