The project is a new Vehicle Processing Center for the country’s largest distributor of Toyota vehicles. When vehicles arrive via train, they are stored on site. The miscellaneous buildings across the 300-acre site allow for repairs, accessory installation, fueling and more. The new facility replaces an existing facility in close proximity, and JE Dunn was instrumental in the transition process.
The site package was extensive, totaling over $30 million, and includes 168 total disturbed acres. We worked extensively with both the City and County to determine the best route for bringing utilities to the site that were not present. In fact, we even ended up installing these lines on their behalf.
We also ran several cost options with our site contractor, who we brought in very early on. This was beneficial in ensuring the most cost effective methods for grading and stormwater management across the site. We worked with the owner-hired civil engineer to plan the optimal design for the site and were able to give valuable feedback for test pits and soil boring locations where we encountered rock.
During construction, JE Dunn moved 1.9 million cubic yards of dirt and paved 80 acres. We also created 26 acres of stormwater ponds and laid almost 12 miles of underground pipe. A 250,000-gallon fire suppression water tank and a dual booster pump house is also included.
The site also includes 2.25 miles of railroad line. The rail head has four loading pads and is capable of stacking 90 rail cars. This portion of the project involved extensive coordination with Norfolk Southern.
Twelve structures across the site range in size from 670 SF to 265,000 SF. In total, the entire enclosed area is 350,000 SF. Amenities for workers include a wellness center, nature trail, fitness center, meeting areas and a cafe.