Consolidated Construction has worked on nine different facilities for Central Storage and Warehouse. Our most challenging effort came at the Madison location. In 1990’s, nearly half of the property was destroyed in the state’s largest commercial fire to date, causing the evacuation of nearly 3,000 neighboring residents, and destroying 42 percent of the cold storage facility’s 500,000 square feet. Losses topped $89 million in facility, equipment, and 30 million pounds of contracted frozen food.
Twenty years after the fire, CSW found itself with business booming, a client in need of additional freezer space, capital reserves, and an economic climate just right for expansion. CSW needed a fast-track schedule in order to rebuild its lost warehouse space and satisfy the new client. Under normal circumstances, the expansion should have lasted approximately 100 construction days. However, thanks to Consolidated’s streamlined project delivery system and dedicated project supervision team, that schedule was reduced to 76 days from groundbreaking to cool down. It also was accomplished with zero overtime.
This project earned a Gold Projects of Distinction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.