Dana Corporation

New Construction

Project Type


Project Description

Manufacturing plant for truck axles involving:

  • Reinforced concrete foundations
  • Steel frame with long-span steel joists
  • Climate-controlled heating and air conditioning

Unusual requirements and process:

  • Extremely tight schedule, with ground breaking in November for production start-up beginning April 1
  • Site preparation involved 1-1/2 months of continuous cut-and-fill, with simultaneous trenching and grading
  • Erected a 300-yard long inflatable building to keep out winter while pouring concrete
  • Up to 280 workers at the site at one time
  • Two crews erected structural steel in a few weeks
  • Completed one end of the plant for production start-up, while finishing remainder of building
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Dana Corporation

H2L2 Architects

Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA

Square Feet
240,000 square feet

Construction Time
Five months

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