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Lawrence-based company announces expansion, property acquisition

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 31, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The owners of PROSOCO have entered a non-binding contract to purchase the building at 3701 Greenway Circle, Lawrence, Kan., previously occupied by Kinedyne.

The facility, which is just south of PROSOCO headquarters, will house the operations of a newly formed company called Build SMART, a collaboration between PROSOCO and renowned architect Adam Cohen. Build SMART’s mission is to make durable, highly energy-efficient construction simple, affordable and accessible for any builder, architect, developer or homeowner.

The building formerly occupied by Kinedyne will enable Build SMART to consolidate the fabrication of its modular building panels under one roof. The use of continuously insulated, modular building panels to create a building’s exterior envelope is vastly different from how most structures are built today. Through Build SMART, the structural assembly, insulation, external sheathing, energy-efficient windows and doors are preassembled in a quality-controlled environment. Sheltered from weathering influences that compromise many building materials, the preassembled wall panels are delivered directly to jobsites, and erected in a matter of days to create an airtight and energy-efficient building envelope. In addition to saving jobsite labor, Build SMART panels reduce heating and cooling costs by 40-75%.

Currently, Build SMART employs four staff and expects to hire additional employees as production ramps up early next year.

By mid-2016, Build SMART plans to use the facility to performance-test all newly developed Build SMART products and train field installers of Build SMART modules from around the nation. Build SMART has also opened dialogue with representatives from KU’s architectural and engineering schools with the goal of collaborating on several facets of ongoing building science research.

Build SMART products are currently available for order. Learn more today at BuildSmartNA.com.

About Build SMART Build SMART is a partnership between PROSOCO and architect Adam Cohen designed to make durable, highly energy-efficient construction simple, affordable and accessible for any builder, architect, developer or homeowner. Build SMART fabricates modular building panels, insulated basements and foundation forms that simplify construction of highly energy-efficient single-family, multi-family, mixed-use and light-commercial buildings.

About PROSOCO PROSOCO is a national manufacturer of products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete; making building envelopes air- and water-tight; and cleaning, protecting and restoring new and existing masonry buildings. The company has occupied its current headquarters in the East Hills Business Park in Lawrence, Kan., for 16 years. PROSOCO employs more than 80 full-time employees.

For more information, contact: Paul Grahovac, PROSOCO director of new business development, 888-376-3424 (paul.grahovac (at) prosoco (dot) com)

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