Collaborating with an Innovative Partner to Build for the Future with a Transformative Renovation and Expansion Project

Penntex was honored to partner with EAM-Mosca Corp. to support this forward-thinking manufacturer of advanced packaging machinery systems and more in their strategic expansion project at company headquarters in Hazle Township, PA. EAM-Mosca’s visionary goal was to adaptively reuse an existing mid-1980s vintage building adjacent to their existing single-building facility, ultimately developing a total 283,000-square-foot, two-building campus set on 50 acres.

Creating the Ideal Design for a High-End, Multifunctional Facility

EAM-Mosca wanted the new, renovated building to be a reflection of their quality product and a demonstration of their commitment to investing in the local workforce and community at large. Strategic collaboration through a comprehensive pre-construction design phase was vital to bringing the vision to life. The new facility is multi-use with a customer showroom, auditorium space for presentations and training, Class A office space, manufacturing and assembly areas, and a spacious warehouse. Delivering project success included helping the client achieve the objective of creating a space where every detail—from layout and lighting to each interior finish and component—created a welcoming environment for employees and customers.

Transforming an Outdated Industrial Building into a Modern Workplace

Adaptive reuse renovation projects are both exciting and full of sometimes unexpected difficulties, and this transformation project was no exception. The building to be renovated, which EAM-Mosca acquired in 2020, was a previously idled heavy industrial manufacturing operation. Significant condition issues based on the age and status of the building—as well as the need for a major cleanup effort—created a range of complexities. An existing dust collection system in the facility required extensive demolition and refurbishment. Penntex embraced the opportunity to adapt to sudden challenges as they arose and created value by presenting diverse solutions that provided the client with options to consider in alignment with their budget goals.

Carefully Phasing Work to Accommodate Timeline Restrictions

A key component to success in this unique project was close collaboration with the EAM-Mosca team to relocate stored equipment in the new warehouse space to a temporary interim storage facility in order to advance work on all new lighting, new wall panel insulation, the installation of a compressed air system for the machine assembly area, and upgrades to existing dock doors. Penntex phased work on the warehouse renovation as the priority over the office space build-out so that our client partners did not face any temporary storage cost overruns. This did introduce a timeline restriction into the plan, but the Penntex team was able to mitigate the impact to ensure that EAM-Mosca could adhere to their storage vendor’s lease requirements and get equipment back into the building in alignment with the planned move-in target.

Improving Site Conditions to Optimize Safety and Shape the New Campus

The Penntex team also worked through several site improvements across the 50-acre site. The property had previously been value engineered, but several concerns needed to be addressed. Complex site soil conditions presented issues, but it was the replacement of an existing culvert that required utmost care. Containing regular water flow from a stream on the property, the Penntex team also discovered that an electrical primary line was running across the culvert. Careful coordination with electrical utility provider PPL was required to shut the service down before demolition could begin and rebuild service above the replacement culvert following completion.

Delivering a first-class client experience is built on keeping lines of communication open through every phase of construction. Working hand-in-hand with EAM-Mosca each step of the way helped ensure success for this large-scale renovation project.

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Location: Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
Owner: EAM-Mosca Corp.
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
Square Footage: 118,000 sq. ft.

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