Design Build


North American Headquarters - Saline, Michigan


Services: New Construction

Contract: Design Build

Square Footage: 48,500

Owner: Unimerco
6620 State Road
Saline, MI 48176

Architect: Harley Ellis
26913 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48033

The design of Unimerco’s new facility in southeast Michigan was driven by how the company conducts business, serves customers and treats employees. The Denmark based producer of carbide cutting tools believes that quality products and services start with job satisfaction, and a quality work environment for its employees.

The LaSalle team traveled to Denmark to study and implement Danish design and culture into the new building. The finishes in the building include granite, marble, wood and coral brush floors.

The 48,500 square foot building functions as the company’s U.S. Headquarters, CNC-controlled manufacturing facility and technology training center. Inside the brick and glass building, the environment could be described as a “roofed village without partitioning of office staff and workshops.” The facility supports an organizational structure which promotes excellent communication, quick and qualified decision-making and a team spirit.