As e-commerce deliveries have soared, this corrugated packaging manufacturer found that it needed to ramp up its production to meet market demand for their products. VHB's understanding of Rand-Whitney's long-term growth objectives and goals for their campus, coupled with our regulatory insight, was instrumental in helping Rand-Whitney evaluate various expansion possibilities. Our team’s analysis led to the purchase of a neighboring property that accommodated a new 45,000‑square‑foot building, a highly advanced waste extraction system, and 22 dock doors. Site enhancements included a shipping/receiving area, additional parking, truck storage areas, and a dedicated truck-access driveway. VHB facilitated coordination with the City of Worcester and various state agencies to expedite permits. We also designed the infrastructure improvements to confirm that there would be no operations disruptions throughout the two-year build out process. The results? A cohesive campus with increased efficiencies for Rand-Whitney, and an economic win for the City of Worcester—who were able to retain a prominent company and more than 200 jobs.
The Kraft Group
Parking Studies, Design, & Engineering