May 28, 2014
Lighting system manufacturer Kenall Mfg., Gurnee, Ill., has broken ground for a 354,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Kenosha, Wis. The plant will include machinery and equipment for fabrication, finishing, and assembly; a certified UL testing facility; an interactive showroom; and a dedicated training center.
The building design incorporates the company’s LED lighting and control systems to reduce its carbon footprint. Other sustainable features of the facility include water-efficient, low-flush toilets and sensor faucets; glass-exposed offices that incorporate daylight harvesting; the harvesting of heat from the paint line infrared ovens to other areas of the manufacturing space in the winter; and sustainable landscaping.