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Garmin Manufacturing and Distribution Projects

JE Dunn has constructed more than 25 projects for Garmin International over the years. Garmin is a leader in the technology industry and continues to create a need to expand their manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.

MANUFACTURING ADDITION AND REMODEL: This project involved a remodel and addition to the manufacturing facility located on the Garmin corporate campus. The largest portion included a 113,692 SF, three-story addition. Constructed with a concrete structure and precast skin, this building features an expanded facility. The basement area is fully functional and consists of two areas.

During construction, temporary laboratories were installed because of their critical nature and had to remain operational throughout construction. Specialty electrical and HVAC systems were installed throughout this area. In addition, an anti-static epoxy flooring system was installed. The floor was prepared and properly grounded and acts like a capacitor, which absorbs the static in the are to keep it from the electronic parts that are being tested.

WAREHOUSE EXPANSION: This expansion created an additional 230,368 SF of much needed space for storage and distribution. The building is two floors: 187,146 SF on the main level, which houses the warehouse portion, and 43,222 SF on the mezzanine level, which serves as office space, meeting rooms, and break rooms. In addition, the main level included 20 loading docks allowing for easy transport of merchandise.

Due to projected loads, JE Dunn worked closely with the architect, to develop a design that would accommodate the multi-ton equipment stored on six-level racks that span the entire length of the warehouse. The slab on grade was specified to be Fmin 60. Due to the type of forklifts used and height of racks in the warehouse, the slab on grade had to be nearly perfect so as not to throw forklifts out of balance when carrying loads. JE Dunn completed thirteen in place mock-ups in the dock area of the warehouse to minimize issues during installation.