Ambassador Envelope Co.
This one-level building was constructed of painted tilt-up concrete panels over structural steel framing.
Ambassador is one of the largest independent envelope manufacturers in the Midwest, producing 1.2 billion customized envelopes for commercial and institutional customers in 21 states. Inefficient electrical wiring in its existing facility and the fact that one-third of the company’s employees lived in St. Charles, Missouri, prompted Ambassador to build a 109,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in St. Charles.
Completed by Clayco, the one-level building was constructed of painted tilt-up concrete panels over structural steel framing. Designed to meet the highly specific needs of envelope production and printing, the plant features 24-foot ceilings in the manufacturing area and 32-foot ceilings in the warehouse area to permit high cube storage. In addition, primary electrical power dramatically reduced plant production costs.
Environmental responsibility was also a major concern. The company recycles paper trim and waste paper from the manufacturing process and uses only environment-friendly, water-based inks.
The site design accommodates a 50,000-square-foot area for anticipated expansion onto the manufacturing and warehouse facility.