The largest of four distribution centers built by Bob Moore Construction, Inc. for Pier 1 Imports is the Baltimore, Maryland facility. Tilt-up construction allowed this project to be constructed on a negotiated, fast track basis in order to meet Pier 1’s critical deadlines. While referred to as the “Baltimore Distribution Center” the facility is actually located in Aberdeen, Maryland and features 30′ clear heights and ESFR fire protection system in the warehouse area. This allows for high stacking without the use of in-rack sprinklers. Pier 1’s largest single distribution center, this building covers 639,000 square feet, the equivalent of 13 football fields. Located on both sides of the building are 78 loading docks, allowing shipping on one side and receiving on the other. Called “cross dock,” this innovative design reduces product handling time.
In addition to Baltimore, Bob Moore Construction, Inc. has constructed Pier 1 distribution centers in Savannah, Georgia, Rancho Cucamonga, California and Mansfield, Texas for a combined 1.7 million square feet.