Case Study: ALTRAN Replacement Facility
The Alger County Transit Authority (ALTRAN) had been unexpectedly displaced, having lost their previous office and garage to a devastating fire. ALTRAN was keen to build their new facility with a reputable contactor – one they could rely on to get them back in their building as soon as possible. Gundlach Champion, Inc. began the project in June of 2016, and was able to successfully complete the project by November of 2016, helping to ensure that ALTRAN was back to normal operations prior to winter conditions setting in.
Project: ALTRAN Replacement Facility
Market: Public Facilities
Location: Munising, MI
Owner: ALTRAN Transit Authority
Architect: Integrated Designs, Inc.
Project Cost: $1.86 million
Duration: 12 months total include design and 5 months construction
Completed: November 2016
Delivery System: Design/Build
Size: 11,640 sq. ft.
The new ALTRAN facility is a versatile 11,700 square feet, housing administration offices, an interior bus storage area, a mechanics shop, and a wash bay. It was constructed on the site of the former facility, with the site restored to pre-loss condition prior to starting new construction. The design of the new facility was modified from the original facility design, with new construction designed to meet the current program needs and long-term goals of the ALTRAN Transit Authority.
This project was funded by the Federal Transit Administration, Michigan Department of Transportation and Auto Owners Property Insurance. Gundlach Champion, Inc., as well as their partner associates, were required to adhere to each payor entity’s regulations and specifications, as well as discuss and negotiate pricing with each entity.
Gundlach Champion, Inc. employee Mark Mitchell was the site superintendent for this project, and Scott Helminen was the project Manager. Bob Miller with Charter Champion Sales & Service supplied the vehicle fluid/lube system and vehicle lift on this project. Gundlach Champion Inc. has more than a century of experience, with expertise in construction projects in a variety of markets, including those in the industrial, public facility, commercial, educational, and healthcare markets. Please contact us to discuss your next construction project.