Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Design: J.A. Wagner Construction
Scope: 60,000-square-foot steel building
Completion Date: January 2015
Global Link Distribution is a leading supplier of OEM products for the RV, manufactured housing, cargo trailer, fencing and cabinet shop industries. Over eight years Global Link grew and they had leased multiple storage facilities. The constant driving to multiple locations was wearing out their employees as well as their company trucks.
They value technology as a sound business strategy so that their personnel can achieve high levels of productivity. Also, the facility’s environment would play a role in helping employees remain happy and productive. The 60,000-square-foot Butler building includes offices, an employee break room, a high-end conference room, a grand 22-foot lobby and three enclosed loading docks. All the common areas were finished in polished concrete.
The design-build process allowed J.A. Wagner to begin construction even before the final drawings were complete. This saved time and money and enabled Global Link to consolidate their operations as quickly as possible. Because design-build provides a single-source of responsibility for the project, they didn’t have to manage multiple contracts to move the project forward.
“This new facility has achieved maximum efficiency for our distribution operations that could not have otherwise been achieved out of the multiple facilities we were operating. The team at J.A. Wagner became a valuable partner in our business and we look forward to working with them on future projects.”
David Pairitz, CEO
Global Link Distribution