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State-of-the-art vehicle recycling facility

image Wrench A-Part San Antonio, 5814 I-10 East

SAN ANTONIO - Structura is a leading general contracting firm founded in 2006 by Rusty Morgan and Kevin Jones and who specializes in ground-up construction, adaptive reuse construction and interior finish-out for health care, retail, corporate, industrial and technology sectors.




    They have developed a reputation for their exceptional, cutting-edge buildings and interiors, responsiveness, agility and transparency. Client satisfaction is paramount at Structura. They are committed to getting the job done right and on schedule.  Structura’s mission is to produce extraordinary results while build-ing long-lasting relationships and meaningful partnerships with clients.
    The San Antonio Wrench a Part project, owned by Dan Snyder, consisted of site development for 18 acres of land, including cleanup of existing stream and ground up construction of six pre-engineered metal buildings located on I-10 East, just outside loop 410. The project took approximately 12 months to complete at a cost of $4.4 million dollars. 
    Site preparation was key in order to provide sufficient yard space to stock and categorize vehicles for the state of the art vehicle recycling facility. Grading was also crucial, given the large site and need to
ensure proper water management throughout and the protection of building foun-dations. In addition to the long lengths of utilities needing to be extended into the project, the size of existing utilities in the right of way had to be upgraded in order to service the facility. Several underground conflicts were encountered which led to close coordination with CPS, SAWS, TxDot and several fiber-optic providers.
    Multiple buildings were strategically located throughout the property to remove environmentally harmful items consisting of liquids, batteries, parts, tires, etc. prior to becoming available for public selection. The main building consisting of over 12,000 sf is open to the public and serves as the entry and exit to the vehicle yard in addition to processing their clients’ selections. The air-conditioned building has large restrooms, training rooms, fire riser room, offices, break room, telephone sales room, etc. Other noticeable buildings include the crusher building which marks the end of the vehicles life cycle once the useful parts have been stripped from the vehicle and the Maintenance building, which is available for lease.
    Close coordination between Structura Project Manager Richard Watson, Superintendent Randy Miller, the City of San Antonio, Studio8 Architect, Miles Vandewalle and Big Red Dog’s Civil Engineer Jeremy Doege ensured a positive completion of the project on time and within budget.
    Structura is a full-service general contractor with offices Austin, Houston and San Antonio, TX. –cmw

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