Ruby Group Recognized for Renovation of Orange County Manufacturing BuildingDec 20th, 2011 | By HV Insider | Category: In Your Town
The recent renovation of a Middletown, N.Y., manufacturing building has garnered national recognition for The Ruby Group, the Goshen, N.Y., company that updated the half million-square-foot space.
The project was honored by the NAHB Commercial Builders Council, which sponsors the annual Awards of Excellence for light commercial projects on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders.
The Ruby Group also is a member of the Builders Association of the Hudson Valley. “We offer our congratulations for this well-deserved honor,” said HBA President.
The Awards of Excellence recognize achievements in design, market appeal, aesthetics, challenges faced during building and overall success of commercial projects that are either built or renovated and range in size from less than 5,000 to more than 100,000 square feet.
“The Ruby Group should be commended for its successful renovation of this large space,” said Gene Graf III, 2011 chair of the Commercial Builders Council and owner of Gallatin Center LP in Bozeman, Mont. “The project was completed on time despite a very limited timeline, allowing its manufacturing company client to keep up production without interruption.”
The building houses President Container Group’s new offices, a state-of-the-art waste water treatment plant and space for the production of the company’s corrugated shipping containers. The overhaul included replacing all of the lighting with high efficiency fluorescent lights and adding occupancy sensors to the offices. The Ruby Group also changed all the thermostats to 7-day programmable thermostats and installed low-flow, motion-activated plumbing fixtures.
Interior construction included excavating, surveying and re-pouring 2,500 yards of concrete based on the needs of the equipment that would occupy the space. Extensive drywall repair and new acoustical ceilings created a better working environment. Outside, The Ruby Group added a 40-by-40-foot concrete ramp, a silo and a trestle to bring the silo contents into the building.
ABOUT BAHV: As the local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, the Builders Association of the Hudson Valley serves the residential and light commercial builder, remodeler, and affiliated services in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties.