Allentown, PA (PRWEB) July 22, 2015
DME was recognized at tonight’s ABC Keystone Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards Gala as part of its collaboration with Horst Construction of Lancaster, PA, for their work on West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.’s Kinston, NC cleanroom facility. DME provided engineering design for the facility addition and renovations, as well as construction administration services. In addition to DME and Horst Construction, Eric Walker, AIA of Lancaster, PA will be honored for this project.
DME’s project for West Pharma Kinston required facility upgrades to create new cGMP compliant manufacturing spaces, including cleanroom manufacturing areas, Micro & QC labs, and the expansion of central plant utilities. The manufacturing suites were designed with a central makeup air handing unit serving dedicated cleanroom recirculation units, in order to maintain proper airflow for areas with specific ISO classifications. The project also included the design of a new electrical service entrance and a new natural gas fired emergency generator. In order to showcase the new clean room, floor to ceiling glass panels were incorporated to allow viewing of production cleanrooms from an exterior corridor.
According to Ed Hill of West Pharmaceuticals, “West had a vision for the Kinston expansion project that went beyond merely expanding production capacity at the site. We strived to develop an optimum manufacturing space that offers our customers a superior West experience and transparency to the process, while adhering to the latest cGMP’s. The expertise of DME in collaboration with West was integral in turning this vision into reality.”
Ed Caulkins, P.E., Director of Facilities Engineering at DME and project manager added, “Not only does the design provide a useful method for auditors to inspect operations from outside the cleanroom, it also serves as a valuable marketing tool for the client to display their operations to prospective customers.”
About ABC Awards
ABC Excellence in Construction recognizes the most outstanding construction projects and contractors for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, innovation, and diversity. The award honors the skill and creativity of the entire team including contractors, owners, architects, and engineers. For more information, visit http://www.abckeystone.org.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. West’s 2014 sales of $1.42 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 110 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world. For more information, visit http://www.westpharma.com.
About DME, Engineering Solutions for Life
Celebrating its 15th year in business, DME provides a wide array of engineering solutions for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, science & technology, food & beverage, and chemical process industries. Our services include advanced technology facility design, MEP Engineering, Process Engineering, Operations Improvement, and related consulting services. We are an excellent fit for projects requiring GMP manufacturing, cleanroom environments, or hygienic process technology. Our company leverages strong relationships with process architecture and construction management partners to deliver ‘engineering solutions for life’. Clients select DME because of our deep industry knowledge, professionalism, and team approach. For more information, visit http://www.DMEalliance.com.