Warehouse Expansion | A warehouse expansion with partial basement increased the main Indiana warehouse for National Wine & Spirits, the largest distributor of wine and spirits in the Midwest, to 325,000 square feet. CE Solutions designed the addition’s conventionally reinforced concrete one-way slab and beam floor framing system and basement walls, columns, and foundations to support heavy warehouse loading in addition to a pre-engineered metal-building-system structure. Included in the project was the filling of a deep abandoned process pit with compacted soil finished off with a heavy duty concrete floor slab-on-grade. The existing facility remained operational throughout construction. Crucial to the project’s success was the ability to construct the new enclosed loading dock while still being able to ship and receive product from the existing loading dock in the same area.
Warehouse and Loading Dock Expansion | Another project for National Wine & Spirits added a new, temperature‐controlled warehouse building and expanded and improved the enclosed loading dock. The design added larger loading dock bays and introduced a new shipping office within the existing building.
Structural modifications to the existing building allowed the facility to accommodate a new, totally automated material handling system. The project, completed in 2005, added approximately 40,500 square feet of warehouse and approximately 3,800 square feet of enclosed dock area.