Snap-on Facility

PTA Engineering provided the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems design services to CAM, Inc. for the Snap-on Business Solutions facility. This new construction completed in late 2009 is the regional headquarters for Snap-On Business Solutions and includes office space, data center, cafeteria, and fitness center. Over 300 employees occupy the headquarters located in Richfield from which the company provides highly specialized data to car makers, dealerships, and repair shops, and others.

This $16 million state-of-the-art facility includes a sophisticated lighting control system and high efficiency mechanical systems. Environmentally friendly features of the building include recycled building materials, daylighting controls with graduated dimming capability, occupancy sensing for lighting control in all individual spaces, waterless urinals in restrooms, rainwater retention system and a white rubber roof to reflect away heat and reduce air conditioning costs. The building is currently registered for LEED and we anticipate that certification will be granted early this year.

The mission critical data center area is provided with generator backup service, UPS system with individual battery cell monitoring, and raised floor branch circuit distribution for dual-corded services. HVAC equipment is redundantly sized to provide serviceable high reliability.