Ajax Turner Distribution Warehouse
La Vergne, Tennessee
Owner: Ajax Turner Co. Inc.
Contractor: Knestrick Contractor Inc.
Contract Amount: $2,000,000
During the flood of 2010 in Nashville, Ajax Turner saw its space fill with 6 feet of water. Inventory floated away, and the space was no longer usable. The company eventually moved to a new location in La Vergne that could accommodate its growth and keep inventory dry.
Lee Company was awarded this design/build HVAC and plumbing project and was brought on board as the engineer of record. The job included the build-out of approximately 200,000 square feet of existing warehouse, distribution and office space, along with a new vehicle maintenance building totaling 19,808 square feet.
Lee Company was able to prefabricate on-site, staging materials for just-in-time installation. This facilitated efficiency, quality control and a safe working environment.
Multiton HVAC units were installed to serve the office area, sign shop, break room, IT area, elevator equipment room, receiving area, shipping and loading area, and vehicle maintenance building. A gas-fired makeup air unit ventilates the garage bays, while four roof-mounted exhaust fans and four electric unit heaters serve the storage and parts departments. A sump pump was installed for the elevator pit, and two sump pumps were installed to carry condensate from the refrigeration systems.
Few site constraints, 200,000 square feet of covered space to work in, and the knowledge that we were helping to protect thousands of cases of beer made this a project Lee Company really looked forward to.