Ashley Capital

Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Year of Completion: 2019
Architect: Ventura & Associates
Contractor: Oak Contracting, LLC.
Electrical Engineer & Lighting Specifier:    Oliver Hatcher Construction & Development
Sales Representative: Gasser Bush Associates
Size of Building: 569,000 SF
Emergency Lighting System: Central
Battery System with remote test panel
and ELC P4-CH2-HV




Liberty Park is a 66-acre property located in Sterling Heights near the northeast corner of Mound and 14 Mile Roads. Long known as the strongest industrial corridor in the Detroit area, this site is perfectly situated in the heart of a robust manufacturing and distribution sub-market. A 569,000 SF speculative Class A building, with all of the state-of-the art features Ashley Capital is known for, was completed in late 2019. Developed from a direct call to the specifier, the specification concept is for precast buildings, separated into large sections (typically 40,000 to 50,000 square feet) to be leased out individually, and in some cases large racking throughout.

For wiring, Signtex recommended 600V heavy duty conductor #10AWG, with white insulator to match the interior finish, allowing the emergency circuits and fastening brackets to blend cleanly with other equipment in the ceiling space. To provide maximum clearance for loading and unloading equipment, all central battery panels were mounted high, with remote test switches for easy access at ground level. The central battery system using Monitoring and Reporting (MARS) software combined with Emergency Lighting Control (ELC) converters in emergency fixtures was the perfect solution.

“Ashely Capital has been very satisfied with Signtex Inc. products and services. We are planning to continue to specify Signtex central battery systems in our buildings going forward, many of which are between 500,000 and a million square feet. This system is easy for our tenants to maintain, we have not received any complaints. Prior to using Signtex’s central battery systems, we were using individual battery-operated units attached to columns which were very time consuming and labor intensive to maintain.” - Peter Pfeiffer, Vice President Property Management - Ashley Capital

“The city of Sterling Heights was very impressed with the foot candle output by this system. They normally only see the path of egress illuminated, and most times it does not meet code. They were very satisfied. The construction/design documents, plus the customer support we received from Signtex if we had any question, was exemplary. The installation of the system itself was relatively easy. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Signtex and the emergency lighting system.” - Joe Attard, Director of Field Operations - McSweeney Electric