Thursday, September 7, 2017

Chattanooga celebrates opening of FedEx Ground facility

City representatives, FedEx Ground leadership and members of the EMJ Construction team gathered Wednesday morning to celebrate the grand opening of FedEx Ground distribution facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.
EMJ’s team built the 237,000-square-foot distribution center in partnership with Saad Development Corporation, working in collaboration with Castles Design Group and Anchor Engineering.
The facility is part of FedEx Ground’s strategic investment in its 590-building network “to boost daily package volume capacity and further enhance the speed and service capabilities.”

Located off Interstate 75 and Volkswagen Drive, the facility’s location was chosen for its easy access to major highways, proximity to customer distribution centers and convenience to the local workforce. Company officials said the new facility will enable FedEx to meet growing customer demand in the area.
EMJ’s team completed the project in just eight months, handing the facility to the developer more than two months early. FedEx installed the interior systems and began full operations at the facility in August 2017, employing approximately 200 Chattanooga-area residents.

Pictured, left to right, are Lisa Gililung, Castles Design Group; Dwayne Smith, Anchor Engineering; Ed Martir, Castles Design Group; Greg Saad, Saad Development Corporation; James Williams, EMJ; David McCallen, EMJ; and Larry Christian, Castles Design Group.

“Our team worked to exceed client expectations and, as a result, delivered the FedEx facility to the client early,” said Clint Dean, Executive Vice President, EMJ Construction – Chattanooga. “We look forward to a continued partnership with Saad and are proud of the work we’ve done for them and the city of Chattanooga.”
Congratulations to the EMJ team on their outstanding work on this project. Our team included Clint Dean; Jack Bowen, Senior Vice President of Construction; James Tyson, Senior Vice President of Preconstruction; James Williams, Director of Construction;Rich Gliddon, Superintendent; Richard Stone, Superintendent; David McCallen, Preconstruction Manager; Chris Webb, Project Manager; Alex Miller, Vice President of Preconstruction; and Mindie Ogle, Accountant.
FedEx Ground joins EMJ’s growing list of industrial and distribution projects. To learn more about the company’s experience in this sector, explore our Projects gallery.
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