The Hitachi Computer Products plant in Norman, Oklahoma, added 200,000 square feet of warehouse and office space to its current facility, doubling its size.
The expansion was the first one in the state using the Oklahoma Development Pooled Finance Program, a state incentive program that allows Hitachi to use state tax withholdings from the plant’s employees to pay for construction.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified facility includes a racking system, warehouse space, office space and administrative offices as well as 20 dock bays. The eco-friendly facility also has bicycle racks and special parking for hybrid and electric cars.
Just one year after its completion, it survived a magnitude 5.6 earthquake, the most powerful ever recorded in Oklahoma. Tremors reached as far away as Tennessee and Wisconsin, a foreshock registered a magnitude of 4.7, and the aftershocks registered magnitude 4.0. It shook the Earth. But it didn’t shake Hitachi.
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