Take the interstate highway of your choosing. If you’re east of the Colorado state line and north of the Mason Dixon, chances are good you’ll come across one of our buildings—you’re deep in Fabcon country.
The outer rings of cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Kansas City and New York are dotted with commercial business parks, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and home centers. They’re the meat and potatoes of American commerce. But they’re not the only types of buildings we make. There’s a racier side to Fabcon as well. Over the years, we’ve built airports, motorcycle dealerships and car dealerships…scads of them.
Fabcon’s value proposition of speed, performance and design flexibility holds a massive amount of appeal for the modern automotive dealership. Gone are the days of endless rows of cars, generic dealerships and multiple mind-numbing visits. On average, today’s consumer makes fewer than two visits to complete their purchase1. They arrive at the dealership web-educated and ready to buy. What compels consumers to pull the trigger? A great experience…a well-lit, well-designed dealership that feels as inspirational as the vehicle they’ve fallen for. Consumers are now seeing the dealership as an extension of the brand itself.
“One aspect of our panels that make them so appealing to the auto industry is how quickly they install. Every day the dealerships aren’t open is another day they’re not selling cars,” says Fabcon Sales Engineer Dave Stanton.
Fabcon’s capability to design load-bearing panels with impressive heights and accommodating widths can shave costly man-hours in engineering as well as in the field.
“When you compare our structural precast panels against masonry block construction, it’s pretty lopsided,” he says. ” The revenue lost from the lasting and unsightly aspects of being under construction–or worse, the loss of two additional months of operation–make the switch to precast a no-brainer.”
Aviation is another industry with a solid grasp on the concept of speed. Fabcon has a solid track record of building hangars, maintenance buildings, concourses and even manufacturing facilities for industry members like Curtis Wright, Comlux and Cirrus Aircraft. Big doors can be challenging to many other methods of construction.
Once the panels are delivered, Fabcon’s PCI-certified installation crews not only maintain momentum…they hit the gas. Enclosing 50,000 sq. feet is a task easily competed in less than 10 days. They’re in and out before you know it, leaving more elbow room for the specialty trades to get their work done.
Once an organization commits to the exciting (albeit slightly unsettling) prospect of physical expansion, the sooner it’s all done, the better. When you’re feeling that need for speed, give Fabcon a call–and prepare for takeoff.