BOWLES DISTRIBUTION CENTER
|SIZE:||Approximately 438,500 SF|
|GROUND:||Approximately 41 acres – extra land available|
|NUMBER OF BUILDINGS:||One, sensational single story high bay industrial facility|
|DIMENSIONS:||400’ x 1000’|
|DATE OF CONSTRUCTION:||Construction completed July 1997|
|CONDITION OF PROPERTY:||Magnificent|
6” 4,000 psi concrete reinforced with fiber mesh on 12” crushed stone. 24’ around the entire perimeter of the building is reinforced with 6 x 6 – 10/10 WWM centered in the floor slab.
Pre-engineered metal with 3” vinyl backed R-12 insulation – split face block on office.
|Columns:||Steel H columns|
Butler MR-24 standing seam galvalume metal with 4” vinyl backed R-16 insulation. ¼” per foot pitch. Meets UL class 90 uplift requirements.
|COLUMN SPACING:||50’ x 50’|
|CEILING HEIGHT:||Approximately 35’ eaves – 39’ clear center below bar joists|
754 metal halide fixtures, approximately 20 of which are quick restart. Perimeter security lighting. The lights are not hard wired and can be reconfigured to new racking schemes.
Supplied by Pittsylvania Co. Service Authority
• 12” main; 10” fire line; 4” domestic line
Pittsylvania County has funded the construction of a pump station and force main in the industrial park which should complete the extension of municipal sewer to the site by January 1999. Current sewer is a 6,000 gallon steel holding tank which is fed by a 6” line from the building.
Supplied by Virginia Power Company
• 1,500 KVA pad mounted transformer
• 3,000 amps; 480/277 volt; 3 phase, 4 wire distribution
One 30,000 gallon on site propane tank
• Columbia Gas has a high pressure line approximately
4 miles from the facility which can be extended. Contact
Rick Mikkel 804-323-5423.
• Warehouse heated by five programmable wall mounted propane fired
blowers, which can be converted to natural gas.
• Propane gas elements in the office HVAC units
• Office only – 40.5 total tons
• 20 intake louvers, 20 exhaust fans and 12 intake fans produce 3.5 air changes per hour.
• 100% ESFR system – each head discharges 100 gallons per minute over 100 sf at 75 PSI. PSI psf.
• ESFR system allows open rank storage to 35’ clear.
• One 150 HP Magne Tek fire pump produces 1,500 GPM @ 125 psi.
Men: 1 toilet, 1 urinal, 2 sinks
Women: 2 toilets, 2 sinks
Approximately 38,500 square feet of attached office including open administrative areas, reception area, smoking and non-smoking break areas, private offices, computer rooms, conference rooms, break areas and bathrooms and full infirmary. Finish consists of tiled floor, painted cinder block and finished sheet rock walls, recessed fluorescent lighting and suspended acoustical ceiling. Additional interior offices and restrooms at two locations along the rear wall.
• Twenty-Eight 9’ x 10’ Overhead Door dock high manual roll up doors with lights, Kelly Tufseal collapsible seals and 25,000 lb 6’ x 6’ Kelly dock levelers.
• Two 9’ x 10’ Overhead Door manual rollup doors with seals and lights designed for trash compactor.
• One 12’ x 14’ manual drive in door
• 60’ concrete aprons at all truck dock areas
• Guardhouse and fencing secure truck area and entire plant
• Facility design will accommodate 30+ additional dock high loading doors
Paved and marked parking for approximately 265 vehicles – the site is partially graded for further expansion to 400 + vehicles.
|FORMAL USE:||Apparel distribution|
Assessed Value (January
1, 1998 – fixed for 4 years)
1988 Pittsylvania County Tax Rate
The industrial park fronts on 4 lane Hwy. 29 which provides non-stop direct access approximately 55 miles south to I-85 and I-40. Danville Regional Airport with a 5,000’ runway is 12 miles south of the facility.
Norfolk Southern lines borders rear of park
• All improvements are totally fenced
• Ademco Vista – 100 fire and burglar alarm systems are monitored by Chatham Security Company
• The facility is served by one T-1 line and fiber optic lines; telecommunications network served by digital switching is in place. The building is wired for a PKMS inventory control system. Each office is wired for phone data and email and has surge protected and regular power outlets
• Telephone room has separate dedicated air conditioning system.
Employment went from 0 – 267 in 16 weeks in 1997 and maxed out at 332 production and office employees. Turnover was less than 4% and absenteeism was minimal. Hiring rate was $6.50 -$6.75 per hour for general employees,
$1.00 - $1.50 more per hour for team leaders and approximately $ 10 - $11 per hour for supervisors. The plant average wage was approximately $8.50 per hour for picking, packing and value added processing functions. The facility
operated two shifts.