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Clayco to Renovate Processing Center for US Postal Service

CHICAGO—Real estate development, design and construction firm Clayco Inc. announced a new project to renovate the U.S. Postal Service’s mail processing and distribution center (P&DC) in Palatine, Ill.

The renovation includes the design and construction of a 55,095-square foot addition, which will provide additional floor space for the installation of flat sequencing system (FSS) automation equipment, which Clayco will install. The FSS will sort large envelopes, magazines, catalogs and newspapers (also known as flats) in the order they are delivered by letter carriers. Although the expansion will not be used to house FSS equipment, it will provide the necessary space for the equipment installation at the plant. Other plant operations will be moved into the new space, according to Clayco.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Clayco to take part in an initiative that will result in a more efficient processing of mail by USPS,” said Scott Murnick, project manager at Clayco.

Clayco’s project team includes Dave Moses, project executive; Dave Gilroy, project estimator; and Murnick. Giffels is the architect, interior designer, plumbing engineer, civil and structural engineer; Shambaugh & Sons is the fire-protection engineer; Kelso-Burnett is the electrical engineer; and AT Mechanical is the mechanical engineer.

The company has set an estimated completion date of February 2009.

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