Associated Wholesale Grocers


Tippmann Construction, LLC


Associated Wholesale Grocers

Project Size

140,000 square feet

Project Location

Pearl River, LA

Lithko Location

The Associated Wholesale Grocers’ distribution center in Pearl River, about 40 miles north of New Orleans, Louisiana, ships products to more than 300 stores — from Texas to the Florida Panhandle.

After numerous weather delays, Lithko placed 139,443 square feet of concrete in eight days (seven placements). The slabs consisted of 10-inch-thick concrete reinforced with mesh that weighed 500 pounds per sheet.

A freezer slab that required six inches of foam insulation made up 75,000 square feet of the concrete. This required the use of a laser screed and large aggregate, so we had to walk the mesh in during placement and use a Telebelt to convey the concrete material.

Each pour became a complex process with many moving parts and pieces. In-depth planning and hard work by the project team helped us overcome the vast majority of weather delays, making the project a success for both Lithko and our customer, Tippmann Construction.


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