Distribution Center

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Building Specs

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Project Type: Distribution Center

Project Size: 22,000 SQ. FT.

Number of Units: 41 UpGrade Modules

Key Achievements

- Extremely fast setup time

- Two and a half times less material waste than traditional building

- Steel frame consists of 72% recycled materials

The Need

A major shipping company was projecting significant growth in their services due to the massive increase of e-commerce activity. They required a new facility for an additional package-sorting hub. New land acquisition also presented an opportunity for future expansion. But, the biggest challenge - it needed to be operational in less than 5 months.

The Solution

Whitley proposed the industrial, clearspan, modular structure called the “UpGrade”. With its proprietary structural design, the wall and roof components are joined together as one unit, making set-up extremely fast and cost effective. The end walls have the ability to fold under, allowing up to 3 modules to be shipped on a single flatbed trailer, reducing freight costs. Siding, insulation, and electrical systems are pre-installed in the factory also minimizing on-site work. Once the modules arrive, they are lifted by crane allowing the end walls to unfold into a vertical position. Within a day, all the modules are set, fastened to the concrete slab, and mate-lines are closed in by the finishing crew.


The Upgrade has been designed to be relocate-able. The flexible design allows the facility to add, remove or relocate to adapt with the changing business environment.

Whitley Manufacturing Co, Inc.

201 West First Street
PO Box 496
South Whitley, IN 46787 USA

1 (260) 723 5131

Whitley Modular Builders
3089 E Fort Wayne Ave.
PO Box 505
Rochester, IN 46975-8613 USA
1 (574) 223-4934

Whitley East, LLC
64 Hess Rd
Leola, PA 17540 USA

1 (717) 656-2081

Whitley Evergreen Inc.
14219 Smokey Point Blvd
Marysville, WA 98271 USA

1 (360) 653-5790


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