Project Spotlight: Novae Manufacturing Facility

Novae's New Facility by Western Steel Buildings in Collaboration with Michael Kinder and Sons Construction.


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Novae Corp. | Trailer Manufacturing Facility Design

At Western Steel, we specialize in providing advanced solutions for large and complex steel building projects throughout North America.


  • Square Feet: 142,035 
  • Configuration: Comprising of Six Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings with Various Roof Lines. The Design Includes Gable, Single Slope, and Lean To Structures. 
  • Location: Markle, Indiana
  • Application: Advanced Trailer Manufacturing Facility

The Novae Project, a groundbreaking collaboration with the esteemed Michael Kinder & Sons Construction, exemplifies innovation, precision, and unwavering commitment to excellence. As a distinguished trailer manufacturer, Novae embarked on a journey to create a state-of-the-art facility that would not only redefine manufacturing standards but also push the boundaries of design and engineering.

Impressive Specifications:

Total Area: The Novae Project encompasses an awe-inspiring 142,035 square feet, establishing itself as a manufacturing facility of remarkable magnitude and capability.

Modular Design: This facility comprises six modules of pre-engineered buildings, meticulously interconnected to form a seamless, functional whole. This modular approach optimizes construction efficiency while facilitating the diverse spatial and mechanical needs of Novae’s project. This massive build illustrates the versatility of Western Steel’s pre-engineered buildings for large-scale projects.

Vertical Reach: Towering at an impressive 30 feet in height, the Novae Project provides substantial vertical space essential for accommodating various manufacturing processes with ease.

Full Mezzanine: A full mezzanine, thoughtfully integrated into a portion of the building, enhances workflow efficiency and offers versatile working areas, further elevating productivity.

Advanced Technology and Equipment:

Cranes: The Novae Project features nearly 20 cranes, including four robust 15-ton cranes, two 5-ton top running cranes, and several 2-ton cranes distributed throughout the build. These cranes play a pivotal role in facilitating the seamless movement of heavy materials and equipment within the facility, contributing to a streamlined production process.

Monorail System: An extensive monorail crane system spans throughout the building, ensuring precise and efficient material handling. This sophisticated system exemplifies Novae’s commitment to operational precision.

Rooftop Load and Longevity: This massive project required a steel frame built not only to accommodate the hanging monorail system inside but also the several rooftop units above. This building’s standing seam roof also means increased resilience to weather and wear while maximizing the facility’s visual appeal.

Collaborative Excellence:

The Novae Project illustrates the collaborative excellence of Western Steel Buildings, Michael Kinder & Sons, and the Novae team, whose combined expertise proved instrumental in bringing this visionary project to fruition.

Areas We Serve

Our fully-integrated team of Structural Engineers, Detailers, Account Managers, and Estimators provides our clients with optimal resources for timely and cost-effective steel building solutions. This streamlined organizational structure enables us to respond quickly and complete projects within tight timeframes, ensuring timely and cost-effective results that meet even the most critical project needs.

Our Steel Building Types

Conventional Structural Steel Buildings

Our Structural Engineering team streamlines each aspect of structural steel building, from design analysis to material procurement, ensuring customer satisfaction and guaranteed on-time delivery.

Metal Buildings

Also known as pre-eng, this type of building system consists of precision-designed components fabricated to spec at the factory. The factory-cut, ready-to-assemble parts are then shipped to the site, speeding up the construction process.

Steel Buildings

A Western Steel Hybrid Building System combines the secondary members of Pre-engineered Metal Buildings (PEMBs) with Conventional Structural Steel trusses, providing unparalleled design flexibility with installation efficiency


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