Kirchner Block & Brick Meets Growing Demand
Due to the exploding market for landscape pavers and modular retaining wall blocks, Kirchner Block & Brick needed additional production capacity. They chose a 15-acre parcel on Rock Industrial Drive in Earth City, St. Louis County, Missouri. This parcel would allow Kirchner to produce and store adequate materials to meet the growing demand.
Upon demolition of the existing industrial plant building on the site, a new 53,000 square foot manufacturing facility was constructed consisting of a metal building with a 40 foot clear height for the new equipment. In addition, six (6) aggregate silos were constructed, fed via a conveyor system and material storage bins. From the silos, the materials were sent to three (3) large vertical mixers and then to the product molds.
On-site storage of new product palettes includes nearly 10 acres of flat aggregate surface accessed by paved roads. Special emphasis was placed on stormwater runoff control and utilizing existing dry storage ponds which are part of the Earth City stormwater control system.
Services provided: All civil engineering, hydraulic analysis, and all structural engineering. Additional services included all coordination with the Earth City Levee District and MSD.