February 27, 2008 | Nashville | Projects
Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading national architecture, engineering and interior design firm, announced today that it will design a new 152,000-square-foot distribution center for H.T. Hackney, one of the largest wholesale distributors in the United States. The facility will consist of approximately 130,000 square feet of distribution and storage space, 14,000 square feet of freezer/refrigerated storage space and more than 6,500 square feet of administrative office space. The distribution center will be constructed on a 29-acre site in Milton, Florida.
“We look forward to working with GS&P on the design of our new facility,” stated Dean Ballinger, vice president and COO of H.T. Hackney. “Not only are the locations of our distribution centers strategic, the efficiency with which they are designed plays a vital role in our ability to efficiently service our customers.”
“Utilizing our experience in designing industrial facilities for companies within the food and beverage industry, our team will work with H.T. Hackney to develop a comprehensive design solution for their newest distribution center to ensure that H.T. Hackney meets their regional operational goals,” stated Ket West, project manager, Gresham, Smith and Partners.
The new distribution center will be constructed with an architectural precast concrete exterior and a steel framed structure. The design is anticipated to be completed in April 2008. No date has been set for the groundbreaking.
About H.T. Hackney
For more than 100 years H.T. Hackney has made it our business to provide our customers with everything they need to be successful in today's increasingly competitive market.
Since 1891, Hackney has achieved its premier market position as a result of providing superior customer service and competitively priced merchandise. Our programs are created around the concept of offering customers the ability to obtain their entire store needs from one reliable source.
As one of the largest wholesale distributors in the United States, Hackney services more than 20,000 retail customers and stocks more than 25,000 products. With strategically located distribution centers, Hackney provides a distribution network covering 21 states.
About Gresham, Smith and Partners
Gresham, Smith and Partners provides architecture, engineering and interior design services to national and international clients from 18 offices across the United States and China. For the past 40 years, GS&P has provided services in multiple markets including corporate and urban design, aviation, civil/land planning, environmental compliance, healthcare, industrial, transportation and water services. GS&P consistently ranks among the top architectural and engineering firms in the United States. For more information regarding GS&P, visit http://www.gspnet.com/.