Titan Trailers incorporates efficiency in newly-built
Titan Trailers’ R&D operations, Quality Control
and Final Finish has moved into a new 37,000 square foot facility that
will also accommodate all scheduling, accounting and training facilities.
Using his personal philosophy of “The only way to change the future is
to invent it”, Mike Kloepfer, Titan Trailers’ president and founder,
has done just that with the company’s new facility. “First of all, we
have created a state-of-the-art green facility that incorporates the
latest technology and an ideal working environment for our employees.
Additionally, by combining our R&D facility with Final Finish, our
engineering teams will be able to keep an eye on product development
from the inception to the delivery stage.”
The new training facility will be used to keep everyone up-to-date on
everything including the latest equipment, software and safety initiatives.
The new building features see-through energy-efficient overhead doors
to let in the most light possible. There are light sensors strategically
positioned to monitor the overall brightness inside. The sensors activate
and deactivate the low energy lights to maintain a consistent level of
brightness indoors. As the sun rises, the lights shut down and continue
to shut more down throughout the day until late afternoon when they begin
turning back on. The south facing transparent doors also assist the heating
process by delivering extra radiant heat to the building. On sunny winter
days, the floor heating system will not need to turn on because the radiant
heat from the doors will warm the shop by about 2º.
Another unique feature of this building, according to Kloepfer, is the
in-floor heating system. This method was chosen for employee comfort
and efficiency. Titan’s original facility will continue to house its
head office, primary manufacturing and production engineering departments.