Warehouses are important economic entities providing proper environments for the storage of goods and materials. The design of a warehouse must ensure the ability to accommodate:
- The weight load of the materials to be stored
- The associated handling equipment
- The receiving and shipping operations and associated trucking
- The needs of the operating personnel
- Operational costs
- Future business considerations
Total Warehouse Cost
For any construction project, it is wise and prudent to consider the total cost of ownership. The total cost is not just the construction cost. We design and build such that your warehouse has a long life. A small fraction of the cost is due to construction; more than 90% of the total cost is due to a warehouse’s operating budget for lighting, heating, cooling and maintenance.
We encourage you to think differently about the cost of your building. Efficiency and quality result in lower operational costs.
By considering the impact of operating costs before construction, we can help you make smart choices that pay off over the life of the building. For every $1 spent on energy efficiency, your building returns $6 in energy savings – that’s a 600% return on investment.
Warehouse Business Functions
The design of the warehouse space should be planned to best accommodate business service requirements and the products to be stored/handled. To make the business efficient, warehouses need to be designed so that transactions are processed quickly for a minimal turnaround time.
Trumbull-Nelson has built a variety of warehouses, some of which include:
Heated and Unheated General Warehouses
These types of warehouses provide space for bulk, rack, bin storage, aisle space, receiving and shipping space, packing and crating space, plus office space.
Refrigerated warehouses preserve the quality of perishable goods and general supply materials that require refrigeration. This includes freeze and chill space, processing facilities, and mechanical areas.
Controlled Humidity Warehouses
These are similar to general warehouses except that they are constructed with vapor barriers and contain humidity control equipment to maintain humidity at desired levels.
The collaboration of Trumbull-Nelson and Butler Manufacturing enables us to design and construct any type of warehouse your business needs. We have experience in a wide range of warehouse construction projects, know the Butler system well, and have the resources to construct warehouses of all types, shapes and sizes.