How Lee Company Got FedEx Back on Its Feet

How Lee Company got FedEx back on its feet

Doing whatever it takes

After a tornado devastates its Nashville supply chain facility, FedEx called us for help. Packing three years of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work into eight months, we delivered the resources and relief FedEx employees needed to maintain productivity during a double move.

The goal was to progress each facility to a point where FedEx employees could move in and resume operations while construction continued around them. Wanting to help get our valued and long-time customer get back on its feet, we pledged to do whatever it took to deliver the temporary and permanent facilities as fast as possible.

We mobilized a massive workforce, met a compressed, changing and extremely fast-paced schedule, and managed an immense, uncertain, and expanding work scope.

“It was like driving at night and not being able to see beyond your headlights,” project manager Anthony L. said. “I tried my best to anticipate FedEx’s needs and stay two weeks in front of them with my planning and organizing.”

In the late ‘70s and ‘80s, FedEx had one of the most memorable and repeated slogans of all time: when it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight. The slogan communicated an image of a company doing whatever it takes to deliver for its customer. In 2020, after the Nashville tornado severely damaged its facility, and FedEx needed that kind of commitment and trust, they called us. And we delivered.

FedEx received the 2021 Eagle Award from the Greater Tennessee Associated Builders and Contractors chapter and the 2021 Award of Merit from the North Alabama Associated Builders and Contractors chapter.

P.S. FedEx was one of 6 Lee Company projects honored with a 2021 ABC award – and several of those projects received multiple awards! Altogether, Lee Company took home 12 ABC awards this year. That’s incredible. We greatly appreciate this industry recognition of our dedicated professionals and their work. Thanks to our team and customers. We couldn’t do it without you!