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Gestamp Automocion Manufacturing and Distribution Facility
McCalla, Alabama

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Gestamp Automocion, formerly Oxford Automotive, selected Doster Construction Company as their design-build contractor for the construction of their new stamping and distribution facility in the greater Birmingham area. Gestamp Automocion, a Tier I supplier, uses the facility to produce, and stamp out, body under panels for the Mercedes SUV, which is assembled in Vance, Alabama. Located in the Jefferson Metropolitan Park, the 450,000 square foot, tilt-up wall facility was completed in 12 months and contains three main areas: stamping, assembly and office space.

The stamping area consists of 100,000 square feet of slab-on-grade concrete. The concrete is thick enough to support two 205-ton transfer presses and a blanking press feeder line, with the accommodations for an entire tandem line press in the future.

The assembly area consists of 265,000 square feet of floor space with tube steel columns spaced strategically to create an open area that can easily be adapted for future assembly needs.

The 15,000 square foot office space contains a cafeteria, training rooms, locker rooms, an administration area and a quality control room.

Advanced technology incorporated throughout the facility includes: weld water cooling systems, economical air filtration systems, energy management systems and a redundant electrical system.

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