The John Deere Core Consolidation Center was completed under a Design-Build contract. The building totals 276,500 square feet and includes the corporate offices for John Deere’s remanufacturing division along with all storage for Deere’s core product within North America and the distribution of all remanufactured engines, fuel injection systems and turbo chargers worldwide.
The building was designed to create a column free storage facility by incorporation of the racking and wire guided material handling systems into the original building design. This design concept encapsulated the structural building columns within the racking system to maximize the useable square footage of the building. Q & Company’s team also completed the installation of all new racking and the disassembly, cleaning, and reinstallation of the racking from Deere’s existing facility totaling over 20,000 lineal feet and 1.8 million pounds.
The project team, led by Q & Company, was given the challenge of assisting Deere in site selection, rezoning, negotiation of County, City and MoDOT infrastructure improvements and the master planning of an 80-acre manufacturing park, along with the design and construction of the facility all within ten short months. Actual building construction started in early October of 2011 and was completed ahead of schedule in early June to coincide with Deere’s 175th anniversary celebration.