Since 2012, D.H. Griffin Construction has been involved in numerous design-build projects for ConvaTec, a global medical products and technologies company, at one of its manufacturing sites in Greensboro, NC. The first project completed was a renovation to the facility’s front entrance, visitor center, reception lobby, and training room. After stellar performance on this project, DHGC was once again retained to complete a pilot laboratory. Work on this project, and several subsequent projects, was completed on an accelerated schedule in ConvaTec’s 24/7 operating environment, often requiring multiple shifts to be completed.
One of the more complex projects D.H. Griffin has completed for ConvaTec was the lowering of nearly 18,000 SF of ceiling above an active manufacturing area. Our team salvaged the existing ceiling grid and most ceiling tiles for later reinstallation, while installing recessed lighting and completely reconfiguring life safety and HVAC systems. Manufacturing operations were uninhibited throughout construction.
Our team has also completed two projects for this owner where all construction work occurred during a small three-week shutdown window coinciding with the holiday season. The first was the renovation of an 11,000 SF Class 100,000 clean room. As a result of the renovation, new FRP walls and finishes were provided and ceilings repaired. The resultant project passed its clean room test on the first inspection. Also completed in only three weeks, our team upgraded the facility’s 3,200 SF cafeteria; including new flooring, lighting, ceiling tile, millwork, serving line, and cooking and refrigeration equipment.