East Penn Manufacturing

345,000 sq. ft.

Designer: Story Design

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Based in Lyon Station, PA, East Penn Manufacturing is a manufacturer, distributor, and recycler of batteries and battery accessories. The company sought to expand their current operation in Oelwein, Iowa. Story was the design-builder for this project. Design began in January 2016, and construction was completed in January of 2018.


  • 40 acre greenfield site
  • 345,000 sq. ft. pre-engineered & conventional steel frame building with pre-cast concrete & insulated metal panel exterior
  • Occupancies include: B, F2, S2 and H3
  • 35 dock doors with multiple dock and truck restraint systems
  • Site includes 58,000 square yards of concrete paving with truck scales, guard shacks, and a 15,000 sq. ft. truck maintenance building
  • Building structures, roof, and fire protection designed to FM global standards
  • 24 miles of pipe
  • Over 200 miles of wire
  • 1,365 control valves
  • 3,500 hours of BIM coordination & modeling