We completed this 718,577 square foot distribution facility in 2007 for Michael’s, the national arts and crafts retailers out of Irving, Texas. The building is located off of Hoss Rd. in Centralia, WA. After working through the design development process with representatives of Michael’s and Project Developer Tarragon, LLC of Seattle, we began construction in September of 2005. Upon completion of a 150,000 cubic yard mass excavation to establish building sub grade, we formed and poured nearly 28,000 cubic yards of concrete, utilizing on-site concrete batch plant capability. This included steel pin reinforced 8” and 10” slab on grade, 176 ea. 9-1/2” tilt up wall panels, 150,000 square feet of site concrete truck courts and bogey strips, with more than 26 miles of concrete slab sawn and construction joints. 6,834 cubic yards of concrete were placed during the month of February alone, including 3,770 cubic yards in one week of production.
Docking involved 109 truck positions with cast in place dock pits, heavy duty dock levelers, dock truck restraints dock seals, and TKO dock doors which will serve the fully automated, 38 foot clear sort facility. The 5 million pound steel roof structure was designed to assume loads from the majority of the automated conveyance system. High efficiency T-5 fluorescent warehouse lighting, Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) fire protection system, fully integrated CCTV, burglar alarm, fi re alarm and card access systems and approximately 32,000 square feet of mezzanine storage complement the state of the art distribution facility. Our team remained on-site throughout March of 2007 to support racking and conveyance system installations after completion of construction.