Maple Reinders was selected by Panattoni to design and build a 754,690 SF office/distribution centre for Whirlpool Canada. The facility incorporates a 746,840 SF warehouse/production area, a 1,450 SF shipping office and a 6,400 SF main office. A guardhouse was also constructed for the task of monitoring the front entrance.
The building includes 31’ clear ceiling height, 80’ marshaling 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 a 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 a 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.