Maple Reinders was selected by Panattoni to design and build a 754,690 square foot office/distribution centre for Whirlpool Canada. The facility incorporates a 746,840 sf warehouse/production area, a 1,450 sf shipping office and a main office comprising 6,400 square feet. A guardhouse was also constructed for the task of monitoring the front entrance. The building includes 31’ clear ceiling height, 80’ marshalling bays, seventy-five (75) dock doors and two drive-in doors with concrete on-grade drive-in ramps. The building exterior consists of precast concrete ribbed panels in the warehouse area and white smooth finished panel in the office areas. The facility also incorporates FM compliant roofing and FM compliant fire protection system. This state of the art warehouse includes a sophisticated security system, and computerized inventory system complete with RF scanning linked to a computer directed logistics within the warehouse. As well, the building incorporates several environmental elements such as energy efficient warehouse lighting on motion sensors, a white roof, and electric lift trucks complete with an automated battery maintenance system. Sitework includes parking for approximately 86 employee parking stalls, and 415 truck parking stalls with allowance for an additional 72 spaces. Maple Reinders also constructed a canopy for the addition of a CN Rail spur line.