The 250,000-square foot distribution center for Walmart is expected to be one of the nation’s largest milk processing plant facilities. The project is expected to bring in approximately 200 jobs to the Fort Wayne area by the end of 2017. Ryan Companies contracted Lithko after the foundations were installed to complete the slab on grade package on an expedited schedule of 3 months. Because of this quick turnaround, our team put together a detailed plan and schedule using our project execution process. This allowed us to get on the site and be productive immediately.
Due to the equipment that would be housed in the facility, the slab design included many drains, slopes, and some high tolerance floor areas. This required close coordination with the vendors of Walmart. The design has yet to be finalized, so the flexibility that was built into our pour schedule has been crucial. This has allowed us to work closely with Ryan Companies to re-sequence the pours as needed and to make use of dry days to get ahead on the schedule during this inclement weather season.