Aristeo Construction

Ford Motor Company

Vehicle Performance & Electrification Center (VPEC)

Aristeo's Ford Motor Company Vehicle Performance & Electrification Center (VPEC) Project

Aristeo is working on Ford Motor Company’s revolutionary research and testing facility, the Vehicle Performance & Electrification Center. VPEC’s 14 acre campus includes three attached buildings, a wind tunnel that features speeds up to 200 mph, a battery lab that will contain over 180 battery chambers, and a support facility.

Included in our scope of services is:

  • Excavating 240,000 cubic yards of material
  • Placing 22,000 cubic yards of concrete for foundations, floors and walls
  • Fabricating and erecting over 2,100 tons of heavy structural, miscellaneous, and architectural stair steel
  • Executing Aristeo’s largest single concrete pour to date of 3,000 cubic yards, at 400 cubic yards per hour
  • Pouring Aristeo’s largest cast in place wall to date, at 48-foot tall with a 28-foot octagon box out
  • Pouring two double curved contraction walls, at 47 feet and 43 feet tall
  • Erecting Aristeo’s largest ever structural steel project at 1,800 tons

For this project, Aristeo’s teams carefully coordinated the sequencing and scheduling of activities of multiple crews and erection cranes across the job site, allowing the steel to be erected on multiple fronts alongside large concrete pours.

Aristeo teams also provided installation services, installing the main fan and the model motion and pressure management system for the wind tunnel. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in May of 2020 and the project is on schedule for that date.

Location: Spring Hill, Tennessee
Owner: General Motors Corporation
Project Value: $9,500,000

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Owner: Nissan North America
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Owner: Ford Motor Company
Project Value: $4,000,000

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Owner: Toyota Motor 
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Reborn Paint Package

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Owner: Honda Motor Company  
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Owner: Honda Motor Company
Project Value: $11,000,000

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Owner: General Motors Corporation
Project Value: $2,100,000

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Owner: General Motors Corporation
Project Value: $3,033,000

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Owner: General Motors
Project Value: $6,000,000

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Owner: Ford Motor Company
Project Value: $8,000,000

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Owner: EWI Worldwide
Project Value: $1,000,000

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Owner: Detroit Entertainment LLC
Project Value: $11,000,000

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Owner: Detroit Building Authority
Project Value: $3,500,000

Headquarters Building Restoration
Aristeo worked on site for over a year in good and nasty weather and through it all the company and all employees maintained a positive and professional attitude. Everybody I spoke with stated they would be very happy to see Aristeo return at any time for another project. Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.