Employee fitness center renovations complete at Eaton Corp.

What once was a conference room and office space at Eaton's Galesburg location is now a new 1,800-square-foot employee fitness center. Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. renovated the space as its first project completed by its new Kalamazoo office.

Eaton had a fitness center on its campus in a location with less space. Architectural and engineering first Byce & Associates conducted a feasibility study and the decision was made to locate a new fitness center inside a 248,000-square-foot building along I-94.

The new fitness center was built to provide more space, easier access for employees, abundant daylight and room for new state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The center also features new locker rooms and restrooms for employees.

The project went forward using sustainable construction practices. Existing light and mechanical systems were used. Carpet, light fixtures, and ductwork were salvaged.

"The experience and cooperation from both O-A-K and Byce & Associates made the fast-paced job go extremely smooth," says Mike Galloway, of Eaton Corp.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. opened its office in Kalamazoo in November, 2013 with a staff of three. Since then it has added three employees and expects to continue hiring in coming months.

"The community has been very welcoming," says Tom Stanek, Director of Kalamazoo Operations for O-A-K. "Working with Eaton was a great way to kick off what we expect to be a bright future in Southwest Michigan."

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., an employee-owned company, was founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1891. The company oversees a wide range of construction projects within the commercial, educational, industrial markets.

Source: Rachael Martemucci, Owen-Ames-Kimball

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