Gordon Food Service
New Distribution Center
To meet the high through-put requirement of GFS’s comprehensive logistic plan, we designed a 105’ tall warehouse to increase space utilization in which the automated storage and retrieval system also provided structural support for the building.
We were chosen by Gordon Food Service to lead the architectural and full design efforts of their seventh new distribution center located in Shepherdsville, KY. The 575,000 sq ft facility is a 105-foot tall, fully automated food service warehouse and product distribution center. The building includes two freezers, a cooler and 80 loading docks. The complex included rack layouts for ambient groceries, freezers, non-conveyables, and ice cream. The 2,000 ton refrigeration system services a 5,250,000 cu ft freezer operating at -10°F, a 2,255,000 cu ft cooler operating at +34°F, and a 90,000 cu ft ice cream freezer operating at -20°F.
The project also included a vehicle maintenance building housing four truck service bays, three wash bays, and a fueling station with underground fuel tanks.
Gordon Food Services operates in the food service business across the US and across Canada.
- State-of-the-art modern high-rise distribution facility design
- 105-foot tall high bay ASRS dynamic and automated order picking system
- 2,000 Ton refrigeration system to service 2 freezers, a cooler and two-floor refrigerated dock.
- Office space and locker rooms
- Complex included a vehicle maintenance facility including truck servicing, wash bays and fueling island
THE WEBBER/SMITH GROUP®
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WEBBER/SMITH Associates, Inc.
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