The completion of Cashman Equipment Company’s sustainable corporate headquarters was officially recognized Feb. 16 with a dedication ceremony on-site at 3300 St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nev. More than three years of planning and one year of construction have culminated in the creation of the largest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designated industrial campus in the state of Nevada.
Cashman Equipment, the state’s Caterpillar dealership, hosted keynote speakers MaryKaye Cashman, the company’s chairman and CEO; Mike Pack, Cashman Equipment’s president and COO; Henderson Mayor James B. Gibson; Ron C. Hall, SH Architecture’s chairman; Kevin Burke, Burke & Associates’ president and CEO; and James Parker, Caterpillar’s vice president (Americas Division). The event also featured a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by Cashman and Pack.
“As we stand here today, I cannot express to you how pleased I am with this facility. Our state and our community benefit exponentially as corporations choose to grow with regard for how the actions of today impact the present and shape the future,” said Cashman. Ron C. Hall attributed the project’s direction to Cashman, stating, “Great design only comes from great clients. MaryKaye’s vision from the beginning was to design a sustainable facility that was responsive to the community, the employees, and the environment. Our job was made easy because the answer from MaryKaye was always, ’Do the right thing.’”
Mayor Gibson commented that Cashman Equipment’s move from North Las Vegas was the right thing for the city of Henderson, stating, “Cashman Equipment is a wonderful addition to the city of Henderson. We are excited about the grand opening because of what it means to our city in terms of job creation and economic development. In addition to the diversity they bring to our economy, Cashman has always been a company committed to community involvement. They have really demonstrated initiative in building their new headquarters to meet the highest LEED standards for sustainability and efficiency, and we are excited to have them as community partners.”
“Not only has it been a great honor to construct a project of this magnitude and specificity, but also a high point in Burke & Associates’ 25 year history. MaryKaye Cashman’s long standing commitment to our community and vision for sustainable development serves as an inspiration for all of us,” said Burke.
Burke further added, “In order for a vision to become reality however, one must first have the courage to pursue that vision and the determination and skill to make it so. MaryKaye Cashman is known for many things…CEO, philanthropist, community leader; the list of attributes goes on. Today, we can add one more accolade…visionary.”
That vision led to a 53-acre site featuring seven buildings (administration, parts and service, rental, power, central plant, security, and equipment wash), constructed with sustainable materials such as concrete tilt-up panels containing 15 percent fly ash; terrazzo tile containing 50 percent recycled glass; and, more than 3,500 high-performance glass panels. Cashman Equipment receives points from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for those “green” elements, as well as for how the project affects the local region. During construction, 40 percent of all materials used came from the local region, and 818 tons, or 11 Cat D10 Track Type Tractors, of construction debris was diverted from local landfills and recycled.
“The new headquarter facility is a testament to the Cashman organization’s tremendous respect for the environment and their intent to provide customers the highest possible level of support,” said James Parker.
Cashman Equipment will be among the first Caterpillar dealerships in the world to receive LEED certification. The official LEED Gold designation from the USGBC is expected in early summer 2009.
The 308,000-sq. ft. campus enhances Cashman Equipment’s customer service through changes including, greater parts capacity, additional service bays, new component rebuild capabilities, and expanded training areas.
Pack summed up the campus by stating, “This facility as a whole has far exceeded our initial expectations. We’re confident our sustainable corporate headquarters will be a benefit to our customers and employees for the next 40 years.”
For more information on Cashman, visit www.cashmanequipment.com.
For more information on Burke & Associates Inc, visit www.burkegc.com.
For more information on Caterpillar, visit www.cat.com.
For more information on SH Architecture, visit www.sh-architecture.com.