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Taco's New Green Warehouse and Distribution Center


PROJECT BACKGROUND
Taco, Inc. is a leading equipment and systems supplier to the HVAC industry. Previously operating from four separate sites, Taco decided to build a warehouse distribution facility adjacent to its headquarters and main manufacturing facility in order to streamline operations and accommodate business growth. The property is located on a former brownfields site in Cranston, RI. The historic use of the turn-of-the-century masonry building was a trolley depot.

THE FACILITY
Taco's new Distribution Facility is a 60,000 SF single-story warehouse addition that provides twelve loading dock bays, 30' high clearance for storage rack systems, administrative office space, facilities for the manufacturing plant's coolant and metal chip recycling systems, and a demonstration area featuring Taco-manufactured products. The new cogeneration plant located in the existing building adjacent to the addition provides heating and cooling for 115,000 SF of office, manufacturing, and warehouse space. The Distribution Facility is organized with smaller-scale, people-oriented spaces along the street side of the site, with shipping-oriented spaces located proximal to the service roads. The Cranston Street façade is lower in height and clad in brick, providing a modern extension to the existing building....MORE

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