FedEx Ground

Description of Projects:

The new FedEx Ground facility in Sioux Falls will support the company's expanding operations. Located in the city's developing industrial area, Foundation Park, the project consisted of working on the distribution area, office areas, and vehicle maintenance garage that totaled over 340,000 square feet. With interior walls going up to 36 ft., the Olympic Companies crew worked on interior metal stud framing; gypsum board; sound batt insulation; taping; plywood wall protection; blocking and backing for cabinetry, casework, shelving, toilet room fixtures, toilet room partitions; fire-caulking; setting hollow metal door and window frames. The facility is scheduled to be fully operational by 2024, according to FedEx.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES:

The crew started on this expansive distribution center project in August of 2021. The main distribution area at this FedEx facility was 325,966 square feet to be used by vehicles to load-in and load-out requiring large loading doorways of varying sizes. We framed up a total of 110 doorways to meet the requirements of the industrial loading doors and vehicle sizes. The office areas at one end of the building needed walls as high as 36 ft. and our focus was on squaring all of them up for a good finish. We also used plywood at the bottom and drywall at the top, and added blocking and backing for cabinetry, casework, shelving, toilet room fixtures, toilet room partitions.

With this project, seeing the interconnected office spaces with multiple doorways, we decided to frame up sections of the interior walls at one go beforehand and then stood them up to attach it to the floor track. This made our work more efficient in building out the office spaces for other trades to come in and get work done. This space had over two dozen doors, including an entrance we framed up to fit a revolving door.

In addition to the larger sections of the distribution area and office spaces, we also worked on building out a check-in center and standalone bathrooms within the distribution area. Outside of the main building, we framed up large doorways at the vehicle maintenance garage and built out a couple of office spaces and smaller rooms to house equipment.

Additional Info

  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • Scope of Contract: Interior metal stud framing; gypsum board; sound batt insulation; taping; plywood wall protection; blocking and backing for cabinetry, casework, shelving, toilet room fixtures, toilet room partitions; fire-caulking; setting hollow metal door and window frames
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Business Info

OLYMPIC COMPANIES, INC.
2823 HEDBERG DRIVE
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(952) 546-8166
(952) 544-8869 (fax)

Contacts

President - Michael Conroy
Chief Operating Officer - Patrick Forliti
Chief Financial Officer - Dustin Prager
Sr. VP/HR -EEO
- Mary Jo Lecy
Safety Director - Mike Sturgeleski

Our Locations

Minneapolis, MN
Tel: (952) 546-8166
Email: jschwartz@olympiccompanies.com
Fargo, ND
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Sioux Falls, SD
Tel: (605) 332-4420
Email: dsands@olympiccompanies.com
Milwaukee, WI
Tel: (262) 787-7006
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