PREMIER Design + Build Group completes Midwest Warehouse project in Will County

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PREMIER Design + Build Group has celebrated the completion of a new building for Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System in Will County. This is the second project PREMIER has completed for Midwest Warehouse, a full-service logistics company based in Woodridge, IL.

Built on a 24-acre site approximately 55 miles southwest of Chicago, the new 407,338 sq. ft.  structure features 36’ clear height ceilings. Constructed primarily of precast concrete panels and steel, the building has 70 exterior truck doors, three drive-in doors, and a state-of-the-art racking system. The building’s interior includes offices, a conference room, a training room, breakrooms, and a lounge for truckers. Exterior features include parking stalls for 104 trailers and 95 automobiles.

The new build-to-suit warehouse is in Elwood at 21157 Walter Strawn Dr., which is due south of Joliet. The site is east of I-55 and southeast of I-80.

Ribbon cutting
Photo by Michelle LaVigne

PREMIER delivered the project in just over 12 months after breaking ground in August 2018. PREMIER’s Bill Malarski served as project manager. Scott Lebak was superintendent. The project team included project executive Joseph Ahrens and senior vice-president/Midwest market leader Michael Long.

“This is the second project we have successfully delivered for Midwest Warehouse,” said Alan Zocher, PREMIER’s president/owner, at the Sept. 10 ribbon-cutting event. “The unusually wet weather last spring really threw us a curveball, but we powered through it and are here to celebrate this beautiful, brand new facility with our client.”

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Photo by Ariana Cedillo

Ed Borkowski, CEO of Midwest Warehouse, expressed his gratitude to the team from PREMIER during the event: “As always, they’re topnotch, professional, and very easy to work with.”

PREMIER worked with Cornerstone Architects Ltd. for architectural design services. Manhard Consulting Ltd. provided site engineering services for the project. Structural engineering was led by Structures Unlimited.

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