Walbridge and joint venture partner, Bartlett Cocke, were selected to provide general contracting services on a series of projects at the 2,400-acre greenfield site of the new Toyota Motor Manufacturing assembly plant in San Antonio, Texas. The first contract Walbridge was awarded for this project included the self-performance of foundation work for the assembly plant, plant office, and press and weld buildings.
The subsequent contract awarded to Walbridge was for the construction of the assembly plant, plant office, and the press and weld building, which included earthwork and excavation, miscellaneous concrete and metals, masonry block, structural steel and joists, metal roof and floor decks, cold formed metal framing, gypsum board framing, acoustical tile ceilings, rough and finished carpentry, and a myriad of other installations.
The third contract included comprehensive utility placement and replacement and site work on 1,800 acres of the approximately 2,400-acre site. Work included several infrastructure components, as well as laying underground utilities and primary service to the affiliated industrial parks to the north and south.
The final three projects completed were the Audit Lab & Oil Stores, Test Track and the Visitor/Receptions Building. Safety was of utmost importance on the job site, therefore Walbridge/Bartlett Cocke enlisted six full-time team members to work directly with superintendents to monitor and report on safety.