See Inside: Mueller Industries' Collierville HQ

Memphis Business Journal
By Meagan Nichols

The new office smell hasn’t worn off yet.

This past December, Mueller Industries — an industrial manufacturer of copper and copper alloys, aluminum, steel, and plastics — made the roughly six-mile move from its Southwind home to its new HQ in Boyle Investment Co.’s Schilling Farms in Collierville.

Now settled in its new space, Mueller recently took Memphis Business Journal on a tour of the 38,500 square feet it occupies in the 52,000-square-foot building. About 155 Mueller employees occupy the facility.

To see inside Mueller’s new headquarters, click the slideshow at the top of the page.

Located at 150 Schilling Blvd. — adjacent to the YMCA at Schilling Farms — the building is segmented by business units, with four autonomous suites: Mueller Industries Inc., Mueller Industries Inc. U.S. Services, Mueller Streamline Co., and BK Products.

“We wanted the building design to support business autonomy yet encourage employee interaction,” said Roscoe Bufkin, vice president of marketing communications for Mueller. “The independent suites have allowed each business to improve messaging and focus on their specific business, culture, metrics, and other factors.”

As for the layout, the building suites feature and open-concept floorplan surrounded by conference rooms and individual offices on the perimeter. The plethora of windows allow for a bright environment with lots of natural lightening.

The developer on the project was Kevin Hyneman Cos. Inc.; the general contractor was Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc.; and the architect was Fleming Associates Architects PC.

Offices Scapes Memphis and Parker Design Studio handled some of the general space and suite design elements, and Sullivan Branding and LSI Graphics were responsible for the environmental branding, wall graphics, and glass treatments. Entry security and video surveillance was provided by Proscan Solutions.

“The modern, bright, and open environment coupled with the new amenities have provided a type of revitalization,” said Jack Treas, vice president of strategic resources for Mueller. “Our people appreciate the investment and effort that was given and are happy with their new workspace.”

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