Miller Electric Consolidates Operations in Fort Worth, Texas
Company Combines Two Regional Distribution / Training Facilities in Seefried Properties' New Riverpark 300 Building
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - August 24, 2005 - Miller Electric is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller and Hobart brand arc welding equipment and related systems for metalworking, construction, maintenance and other applications. It is a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), a diversified multinational producer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.
When Miller Electric wanted to consolidate its Houston and Dallas facilities into a single distribution and training center for Texas and the surrounding states, they chose a 55,000 SF space in Seefried Properties' Riverpark 300 building in Fort Worth, Texas. Bob Moore Construction was the General Contractor, Teague Nall & Perkins in Fort Worth performed Civil Engineering duties and Realacorp America in Atlanta, Georgia managed A/E and structural design.
Riverpark 300 was built to accommodate up to four tenants with separate entrances at each of the building's corners. This 300,000 SF building features 88 loading doors set up in cross-dock configuration and a 32' clear height ceiling. The Miller Electric Distribution / Training Center includes a large warehousing and distribution area with 18 loading doors. Also provided is management office space, an employee break room and an elaborate training facility where 450 distributors each year will receive classroom and hands-on training.
"We were working with Seefried Properties and they led us to this property," said Gary Carter, Operations Manager for the new Miller Electric Distribution / Training Center. "The ceiling height, number of dock doors and location in the Metroplex were all important features and this building filled all those needs. It was under construction when we were looking so the timing was right as well."
"This project went smoothly all the way through," said Kyle Whitesell, Senior Project Manager for Bob Moore Construction. "Miller Electric was clear on what they needed and Seefried Properties is always great to work with. Miller got involved fairly early in the construction process, so we were able to deliver their area and the entire building on the original schedule."
"Kyle was just outstanding," said Carter. "The home office likes the look of our building and the fact that we got in so quickly. Because Kyle got the warehouse racking installed and the floor striping painted so fast, we saved more than 120 man-hours and started operations almost immediately. Working with Bob Moore Construction was just outstanding - we couldn't have asked for more."
Approximately 245,000 SF of commercial space is still available in Riverpark 300. For more information about this space, contact Bob Rice with Seefried Properties at (817) 481-9925.
For more photos of Riverpark 300 please check out the applicable Fort Worth Texas construction project showcase page.
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A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award, the TEXO / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence and the Texas Building Branch-AGC Outstanding Construction Award, Bob Moore Construction has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. An industry leader in tilt-up construction, the company was the first general contractor in the United States to be formally certified as a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). Bob Moore Construction was also one of the first general contractors in North Texas to be accepted into the OSHA Local Partnership program in recognition of its superior safety program. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of commercial buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction is a member of TEXO / Associated General Contractors of America, American Concrete Institute and a sustaining member of the TCA.
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