Sysco Foods San Antonio
For a giant supplier like Sysco Food Corporation, a warehouse is much more than four wall space and a roofing. When Sysco Central Texas needed to update its main warehouse center, the organization looked to Big-D Construction. Constructed on a 53.4-acre web site and encompassing 635, 000 sqft, this new warehouse in New Braunfels, TX (a suburb of San Antonio) became the biggest Sysco center in the United States. The huge center has many features:
- A245, 000-square foot dry products warehouse with a 37-door running dock
- A 299, 000-square foot cold warehouse with a 45-door loading dock, a number of heat areas for perishable goods, and an independent fridge area
- A 70, 000-square foot, two-story company area that aids all functions of the center, including workplaces and cubicles for sales, shipping, and invoicing workers, a mail area, staff member break spaces, vending places, restrooms, and locker rooms
The San Antonio Sysco Foods distribution center also contains a separate 15, 000-square foot automobile maintenance center (VMF) that has a refueling section, four truck-mechanic bays, and a truck-wash bay. The refueling place has two 10, 000-gallon above-ground fuel storage tanks and a total fuel-dispensing system, a smooth soffit canopy structure, and liquid and compressed-air hose reels in all the three fuel countries. As this facility will encounter regular high-weight traffic, it makes use of heavy-concrete roads, aprons, and access methods to facilitate heavy-truck functions.
The varied functions of this Sysco ingredients center needed us to utilize many different construction methods, including jobsite-cast, tilt-up cement panels with a long-span steel structure at the docks, insulated steel fridge panels at cooler and fridge warehouses, and steel framework and architectural tilt cement at the office. The warehouse flooring were designed with shrinking compensating trap-rock to boost durability. We in addition installed integrated protection functions particularly access control via card readers, CCTV, a security-monitoring area, standby diesel generators, and an Uninterruptible power-supply (UPS) for sensitive and essential building places.
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