L'Oreal: The company and relationship that just keeps growing!

L'Oreal USA Inc. is one of Northern Kentucky's top 25 employers—and Miller-Valentine has been a part of the company's success story for the past 20 years. That's when we began to work at the Florence, Ky., facility, according to Matt Packer, Miller-Valentine Construction executive project manager responsible for L'Oreal. He has been working with the company since 2002 and has overseen the safe and timely execution of more than 30 projects. “We haven’t had an accident on any of our projects and we’re committed to maintaining our safety record,” says Matt. “L’Oreal shares Miller-Valentine’s focus on safety, and we’ve worked together as OSHA VPP Partners.”

During the last 20 years, L'Oreal has expanded the current production facility to 303,000 SF, adding to the initial 263,000 SF. The renovation and expansion of the warehouse, located to the north of the existing plant, will combine the Consumer Product Division with L’Oreal’s Professional Product lines into a single campus setting. The USGBC-LEED Certified Renovation will transform this building into a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the company as they consolidate their Solon, Ohio, plant (near Cleveland) into their Northern Kentucky location.

This location will be the base of L’Oreal’s U.S. operations for producing its shampoos and conditioners. The Florence site will supply nearly 170 million units of L'Oreal and Fructis to the entire North American market each year.

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L’Oreal USA and Northern Kentucky officials join in the ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Florence manufacturing facility. Eric Wolff, L’Oreal Florence Plant Manager and Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky.

Heidelberg's new facility offers potential for growth

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Heidelberg Distributing facilities - warehouse
Miller-Valentine Construction began renovations on Heidelberg Distributing’s new warehouse in October 2012.

Heidelberg Distributing’s new 779,000 SF facility in Moraine, Ohio, offers great consolidation and expansion opportunities for the company. It will accommodate overflow products from other Ohio operations that will make those locations more efficient with a greater capacity for growth. Our consultative approach to analyzing all possible real estate options provided a lower-cost solution and a shorter schedule than anticipated. It accommodates Heidelberg’s long-term distribution needs in Ohio and Kentucky.

Before move-in can happen, we must remove an existing rail system that encompasses the building and will require replacement of approximately 125,000 SF of concrete floor slab. Then nearly 550,000 SF of the facility’s concrete floor will be ground and polished. Space allocation will include a 186,000 SF CEW (Controlled Environment Warehouse), a 32,000 SF draught cooler, and approximately 50,000 SF of high-end office space. A 40,000 SF mezzanine space is available for future expansion. Office space will include a new bumped-out façade with curtain wall glass and an entry on the north end of the building. A clerestory and multiple skylights provide natural light for the office. A large meeting room will accommodate up to 300 people. Heidelberg will be moving into the warehouse space the beginning of June 2013 and the office space by the end of July 2013.

Miller-Valentine appreciates and values the long-term relationship with Heidelberg. We are proud to help the company revitalize the city of Moraine and the I-75 corridor. In the process, Heidelberg will add approximately 300 new jobs in this community.

Healthcare: A new dynamic

Chris Knueven

The impact of the Affordable Care Act is creating a new dynamic for healthcare providers. Hospitals and large physician groups are looking for cost-effective ways to manage care and get people well—quickly.

We’re all searching for answers. Structuring facilities to provide care that gets patients out of the hospital as soon as possible and keeps costs down is the key. Creating new models and finding ways to deal with the new healthcare is keeping everyone busy.

That’s where Miller-Valentine Construction comes in—we have 50 years of success in finding total solutions for our clients. We can be your partner as you develop a model that works for you. Need a developer, a contractor, a facility and property manager to make your healthcare model work? We can do all that—and more!

We’re ready to help you plan, finance and build facilities for the 21st century healthcare environment. Give us a call.

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