Built on 54 acres of land in University Park, Ill., the new Georgia-Pacific distribution center combines a 996,990-sf warehouse with a main office area of 4,340 sf. The new facility is an upgrade over the company’s previous 700,000-sf distribution center.
The building, which has a 36-foot clear height, is made of precast wall panels, structural steel, and has a ballasted EPDM roof system. The truck docks, drive aisles, and trailer storage are all concrete pavement. In total, there are 100 dock door positions and two drive-in doors. HVAC, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing were designed and installed as design-build.
The new distribution center will be used to supply paper goods for commercial and recreational use to some of Georgia-Pacific’s largest clients, such as Walmart and Costco.
The facility is a joint venture between CRG and Venture One. Clayco and its subsidiary Forum Studio provided design-build services for the project.