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Baxa Selects Neenan Company for Design/Construction of New Headquarters


New Baxa world headquarters to be built in Englewood, Colo., by The Neenan Company of Fort Collins, Colo. Baxa chose Neenan after an extensive search for a design-build partner that focused on collaboration and shared values.

Denver, CO, December 02, 2005 --(PR.com)-- International healthcare-product manufacturer Baxa Corp. has selected design/build firm The Neenan Company – and Neenan’s proven collaborative process – for the design and construction of an 80,000-square-foot corporate world headquarters south of Denver.

Neenan architects currently are developing facility design plans, which will be finalized in the coming months. The Baxa world headquarters will include offices, conference rooms, break rooms and support spaces for the company’s 300-plus employees, who are scheduled to occupy the building in late 2007. The current Baxa world headquarters will be reconfigured as dedicated production space.

Baxa, which markets products to hospital pharmacies worldwide for preparing, handling, packaging and administering fluid medications, took an atypical approach in selecting a design/build firm. Rather than just requesting information on each candidate’s design/build experience, Baxa also asked about each firm’s collaborative and partnership processes, information sharing and team approach.

“It really boiled down to style,” said Jeff Baldwin, Baxa President and Chief Operating Officer. “Everyone interviewed could provide a good building. We wanted a great building. For us, a great building comes from a strong collaborative process with a design/build firm that shares values similar to ours. That firm is Neenan.”

The Neenan Company’s collaborative process is called “Archistruction®,” a client-focused process in which development, design and build systems are integrated early in planning phases and includes clients as participants. What sets Archistruction apart from design-build delivery by other firms is Neenan’s initiative to bring its 180 employees together under one roof where they work, sit and talk together on a daily basis. 

“We wanted a seamless, continual workflow between designers, the construction team and the Baxa team,” Baldwin said. “Because Neenan has all of its designers and construction-team members housed together, there’s a strong integrated, team approach from the start.” 

Neenan’s Archistruction approach has proven itself multiple times: Colorado Construction magazine named Neenan the top design/build firm in commercial construction in 2004 and 2005.

The Neenan Company has been the design/build firm for a variety of large projects along Colorado’s Front Range, including the 132,000-square-foot Swift & Company headquarters in Greeley, the 60,800-square-foot Heska facility in Loveland, the 32,000-square foot Atrix (now QLT) research facility expansion in Fort Collins and the 27,800-square-foot New Belgium Brewing Company facility in Fort Collins.

About The Neenan Company 

The Neenan Company, headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., is reinventing the design/build industry through its pioneering client-focused approach and integration of all design and construction services. Called “Archistruction,” the collaborative process integrates development, design and build systems early in planning phases and includes clients as participants. In addition, Archistruction features Neenan’s initiative to bring its 180 employees under one roof where they are easily accessible to one another, and together, are totally responsible to deliver projects. 970-493-8747 or www.neenan.com.

About Baxa Corporation 

Celebrating 30 years of business in 2005, Baxa Corporation is a Denver-based manufacturer of medical devices and systems for preparing, handling, packaging, and administering liquid medications. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products for use in hospitals, critical care units and alternate-site pharmacies. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has offices and subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom and Denmark; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at www.baxa.com.

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Contacts:

Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
marian.robinson@baxa.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com

Jennifer Spencer
The Neenan Company: 970.493.8747
Jennifer.spencer@neenan.com
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