The Zahner North Dock designed by Crawford Architects is located in Kansas City, United States. The spirit and intent of the façade reflects the complex structures being built around the world by Zahner. The façade also needed to have expansion potential to the west without appearing dated. The current plant was designed in the 1970s and incorporated tight column spacing and low ceiling heights. Both inhibited manufacturing and assembly operation efficiency. Due to increasing size of panels being designed and fabricated for ongoing projects, like the recent Miami Intermodal Center project, Zahner needed to have a much larger, more open assembly space. For example, Zahner wanted as wide a column spacing as possible (currently columns are around 45 ft) and as high a ceiling as economically feasible (20 ft clear height under crane rail compared to 10 ft height under old shop).