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Case Study:  Shipping Center Expands in North with UpGrade Modular System

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New Hampshire Shipping Hub - A Major shipping company is rapidly expanding in its Northern markets. It’s warehouse & shipping center needs to expand its capacity in order to keep up with demand. The challenge is to avoid interruption with current business functions and have the new facility operational in weeks. The structure must meet all building codes, withstand the northern winters, and capable of relocating in the future.

To keep on schedule
Whitley Manufacturing designed the 20,000 ft2 building with it’s UpGrade product line.  The UpGrade provides a high ceiling (up to 24 ft.), a clear span structure that’s delivered to the site as one complete component.  It achieves this by a patented  design which allows the walls to fold under the roof section (see left photo) and delivered on a flat bed trailer. Its known for fast set-up and the ability to relocate multiple times.

The project required 41 modules to be built off-site at the Whitley factory. Most of the utilities, lighting fixtures, panels, overhead doors, man doors and insulation were  installed at the factory which dramatically reduced materials and tradesman needed on-site.

Once delivered, the modules were crane lifted, allowing the end walls to fold out into position. Each module was bolted down to the slab and mate-lines were closed up and finished. The equipment was installed after the building was set. Only a matter of a four days passed from a bare concrete slab, to a finished, weather tight building (see floor plan for daily progress).

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