Mercantile Partners Debuts Three Distribution Centers in Fort Worth's Mercantile Center
Mercantile Distribution Centers 11 - 13 Represent 24th Successful Collaboration Between Mercantile Partners and Bob Moore Construction
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - May 1, 2006 - Mercantile Center, owned and operated by Mercantile Partners, L.P. is a strategically located business park in north Fort Worth. Spanning more than 1300 acres, Mercantile Center offers prime industrial and office locations within five minutes of the city's downtown area, in one of the fastest-growing areas of the D/FW Metroplex.
Mercantile Center recently expanded its building offerings with three new distribution centers, Mercantile Distribution Centers 11, 12 and 13 (MDC 11-13). Bob Moore Construction was general contractor and Hardy McCullah/MLM Architects was the architect for the MDC 11 - 13 project.
"Bob Moore has once again met our expectations with the completion Phase 1 of our newest office/warehouse planned development," said Hal Hardister, Director of Development for Mercantile Partners. "After achieving 100% occupancy in our existing industrial buildings the push began to complete additional speculative space. Bob Moore was selected to build our newest buildings because of its ability to assist with the design effort by maintaining the budget and adhering to an aggressive schedule. MDC 11, 12 and 13 were constructed with the quality expected of Bob Moore and delivered as promised. Mercantile Partners are extremely pleased with the new product and look forward to our future successes.
The three buildings offer a combined 380,900 SF of warehouse space. MDC 11 is 137,500 SF with 22 dock doors for general receiving and shipping and MDC 12 and 13 are 121,700 SF with 26 dock doors each. Ceiling height for each building is 28 feet.
"Building three buildings as part of one project in a fairly tight space required strong logistical planning," said Ed McGuire, Vice President of Construction for Bob Moore Construction. "The fact that existing buildings surrounded the jobsite meant that we had to manage our working space very efficiently as well. Our site superintendent, Larry Langford, did an excellent job of controlling the logistics and overlapping the trades to keep the jobsite productive and on schedule.
"These buildings turned out very well," McGuire added. "The buildings' design and construction allow them the flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses. We think Mercantile Partners and their tenants will be very happy with the buildings."
With the completion of MDC 11-13, Bob Moore Construction has delivered 24 buildings and finish-outs for Mercantile Partners, in a successful business relationship now entering its 15th year.
"Bob Moore Construction continues to be an integral partner in our business park," said Hardister. "Our relationship has grown over years due to their outstanding staff and attention to details. The onsite superintendents and project managers assigned to our projects are always cognizant of the schedule, budget and quality of our facilities. Mercantile Partners rarely has any ongoing maintenance issues because of Bob Moore's attention to the overall functionality of each detail of the building. This attitude is what separates Bob Moore from other contractors and has made them a partner is our development and not just a service provider."
"Since 1991 we've built more than 2.4 million SF of industrial and commercial facilities in Mercantile Center," said Phillip Bell, President of Bob Moore Construction. "We take a great deal of pride in how that business park has grown. Mercantile Center is now home to many of our area's top businesses and has provided a huge economic benefit to the Metroplex. And over the 15 years this growth has taken place, Mercantile Partners has consistently been a superb client and business partner for us. It's always a pleasure to work with professionals like Hal Hardister and Barbara Fife, and we look forward to many more years of continued success working with them."
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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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