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image Arch-Con Construction delivered on Lancaster’s new Park 20 Distribution Center.

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Lancaster has enjoyed a steady growth in its distribution, manufacturing and retail sectors, and in February added another jewel to its distribution crown, thanks to general contractor Arch-Con Construction and client Denver-based developer Huntington Industrial Partners.




    Park 20 Distribution Center, located at 3201 N. Houston School Rd., goes beyond a basic concrete building and instead strikes a stylish mix of form and function. The 468,000-sf tilt-wall, cross-dock distribution center, designed by architect Mike Meinhardt of Meinhardt & Associates Architects, boasts a 32-ft clear height nestled on a 36-acre site. 
    A few challenges met the Arch-Con Dallas team as they began work on the project. During the grading of this site, limestone was encountered and 14 ft. of rock had to be removed to get to subgrade. Not to be outdone, Mother Nature proved to be the largest hurdle for the team, with nearly two months of weather delays largely affecting the placement of concrete and other critical path activities.
    Efforts to overcome the rain impacts included increasing overtime and weekend work, needing additional equipment and keeping access roads accessible for work to progress. The project includes a foundation consisting of piers ranging from 18ft. to 36ft. in diameter at various depths with a 6-in. slab on grade and 8¾-in. tilt-wall panels. The structural steel was erected and decking was pinned down followed by roofing insulation and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) material. A total of 101 overhead doors were installed in the facility, and, to finish the space, the walls received textured paint with three accent colors.
    In the end, Arch-Con felt the effort was more than worth it.
    “The team worked well together and each of the members were responsive to each other’s needs and requirements to keep the job moving in the right direction,” senior vice president Robert Martin, who leads Arch-Con’s Dallas office, says.
    Since Arch-Con’s entry into North Texas in 2016, its Dallas office has quadrupled its employee base and completed 624,000sf of industrial projects with 2 million sf of industrial, retail and hospitality currently under construction or about to break ground.
    “Park 20 Distribution Center kick-started Arch-Con’s presence in North Texas,” Martin says. “It was the first project we were awarded after opening our Dallas office and I’m proud of its success with an on-time completion, short punch list and significant shared savings.”
    General contractor Arch-Con Construction offers construction services, delivery methods and LEED expertise for office, industrial, retail, corporate interiors, hospitality, multi-family, community and healthcare projects. –mjm

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Melissa Jones-Meyer dfweditor@constructionnews.net