An addition was made to the 36,227 square-foot Fiberweb operations in Old Hickory to include a state-of-the-art research and development center and the manufacturing of high-performance technical fabric products, such as water filtration fabric, breathable membranes for homebuilding, geotextiles, and home care products. The two-year expansion project included the construction of a new 300,000-square foot warehouse and distribution center to concentrate all operations into one location, streamlining processes, and reducing the company's carbon footprint.
Dollar General Distribution Facilities
Walker Electric has worked with Dollar General and Gray to complete massive distribution centers in several states. This project comprised of a 1,184,600 sq. ft. with a distribution center, 9,100 sq. ft. office, a 12,900 sq. ft. maintenance facility, and a small guardhouse. A conventional steel building was divided into four areas with automated conveyor systems, multi-level pick modules, and a building area that accommodates rack storage and fork truck aisles. Walker Electric provided electrical power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, and lightning protection.
Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Facility
The maintenance facility is a 78,000 sq. ft. hangar at Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Tennessee. Growth of its subsidiary Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services, Inc. (EAMS) will meet rising demand for full-service aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, particularly for the growing EMBRAER 170/190 family fleet in North America. The new facilities at EAMS consist of production shops, support offices, and a three-bay hangar capable of accommodating three EMBRAER 195s, the largest in the E-Jets family, simultaneously. The facilities will also be used to maintain Embraer's growing fleet of Legacy 600 aircraft, and other narrow body aircraft. Operations in the new EAMS hangar will extend the previous 125,000 sq. ft facility used for turboprop and regional jet aircraft services.
Academy Sports and Outdoors Distribution Facility
This design/build project was a 1,250,000 square-foot distribution facility for Academy Sports and Outdoors. Distribution facility included offices, training rooms computer room, dock facilities, battery charging capabilities and power for conveying systems. Our responsibilities included the design and construction of the electrical systems including power; lighting; emergency systems; grounding systems; fire alarm and paging systems rough-in; and the telecommunication systems rough-in. The facility achieved received LEED Silver certification and was the largest LEED Silver facility in the state of Georgia at the time it was completed.