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Ariens Company

Plant 1

Brillion, WI

The Official Sponsor of America’s Backyard Gets Improvements To Its Own Backyard.

Overview

Ariens’ Plant 1 serves as its corporate headquarters, and Performa was challenged to help the company leverage its existing facility and improve overall office conditions. To target the most prudent opportunities for redevelopment, Performa conducted a full capacity analysis while assessing deficiencies in training and conference space.

The resulting design solution represented the optimal balance between cost and capacity. It not only sustained the company’s current work standards and foreseeable needs, but also created additional capacity to support continued growth, as well as more flexible teaming configurations. Existing plant floor space was optimized and a contiguous, previously underutilized area was re-purposed. An additional “plant square” was created, allowing employees to interact and access food services, now fittingly positioned between offices and manufacturing plant.

A new main entrance was also developed, reflecting Ariens’ strong, neighborly brand to passersby, customers, employees, vendors, and guests. Further efficiencies were created when Performa reconfigured the main entrance, allowing for the segregation of truck and passenger vehicle circulation and parking.