Clayco To Build New Dollar General Distribution Center
St. Louis, MO (April 19, 2011)
Clayco Inc. has been selected to build a new regional distribution center for Dollar General in Bessemer, Ala., located just outside of Birmingham. The facility will service more than 1,100 Dollar General stores located throughout the region.
The $56 million project will include the construction of nearly 1 million square feet of warehouse and office space, a truck maintenance facility, two guard houses and a pedestrian walkway bridge connecting employee parking to the main building. More than 2 million square feet of concrete paving will be poured throughout the site to accommodate staging and parking for Dollar General’s employees and semi-truck fleet.
The structure will be enclosed with insulated precast concrete wall panels fabricated in an offsite plant and delivered to the site. This will allow construction to be sequenced to completely enclose the building and protect the shrinkage compensating concrete floors which will then be poured inside of the facility. Plans call for heating and cooling to be delivered by a centrally located plant utilizing ammonia, glycol, and water piped throughout the building. With these and several other sustainable features inherent in the design, Dollar General anticipates significant operating efficiencies over the lifecycle of the facility.
“Our professional team understands the weight that quality and value carry in constructing distribution centers for our industrial clients,” said Dave Moses, Clayco executive vice president and partner. “We will be building a facility that will further optimize Dollar General’s distribution operations and help them service their anticipated growth needs.”
With work beginning in March of 2011, the project is on a fast-track schedule for a slated March 2012 completion.
Clayco’s team, led by Moses, includes Anthony Johnson as project executive, Matt Willson as senior project manager, and Bryan Zehnder as senior project engineer. The project is being designed by Minneapolis-based Architecture and Engineering firm Leo A Daly.