McCarthy Building Companies Renovates Eli Lilly Elanco Animal Health Division Building

A complete renovation is underway at Elanco Animal Health’s Lenexa facility. The project, managed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, will update the 32,000 sq-ft, single-story warehouse and office building to be occupied by Ivy Animal Health, Inc., an operating unit of Eli Lilly and Company’s Elanco Animal Health division.

The facility is being reconditioned to house office space, an animal pharmaceutical production area, quality control laboratory, packaging area, warehouse and mechanical space. Preconstruction was completed last fall and work on the $13 million project is expected to conclude in July 2016. 

Project Director Steve Meuschke led efforts to win the fit-out of the industrial space, originally constructed in 1984. "We were diligent in pursuit of this business. Animal health is such a vital catalyst for growth in the ‘corridor’ and our ability to meet the demands of dynamic and robust businesses like Elanco is in line with our inventive approach to high customer-benefit outcomes."

In addition to Meuschke, McCarthy’s senior project manager Nate Moore and project superintendent Rod Gremaud are leading the project efforts.

The Ivy unit of Elanco’s Animal Health division is an integrated veterinary pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes animal health products and services to improve meat production. It operates four divisions – Ivy Laboratories, VetLife, Ivy Natural Solutions and AgSpan.  

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been building communities across America for more than 150 years, delivering certainty for clients in a diverse range of markets. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology tools to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 12th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2015). The firm has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in St. Louis, Mo., Atlanta, Ga., Collinsville, Ill., Leawood, Kan., Denver, Colo., Phoenix, Ariz., Las Vegas, Nev., Dallas and Houston, Texas, Albuquerque, N.M., and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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