Facility Serves GM Wentzville Assembly Plant
A massive 1.1 million-square-foot logistics center in Wentzville, Mo. is now serving the nearby General Motors Corp. assembly plant. Built by Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction Co., the multi-million dollar facility was built for developer NorthPoint Development.
Located on a 132-acre tract at 201 Wentzville Industrial Drive, the facility serves as a logistics optimization center for the GM plant. It is designed and constructed to optimize delivery, storage and processing of parts and products for timely transport to the assembly plant. TVS Supply Chain Solutions operates the facility.
The seven-month project was constructed with a conventional steel frame, metal frame roof, and site-cast tilt-up concrete panel walls. It features a 32-foot clear height ceiling, 168 dock doors and six drive-in doors.
“Contegra did a great job managing the schedule overcoming a record rainfall that deluged the region as construction was getting underway,” said Larry Lapinksi, vice president, NorthPoint Development.
The project is among 14 logistic facilities in the Metro St. Louis that Contregra is currently building or completed in 2017. Since 2014, Contegra has performed work on 20 logistics projects in the region, including two fulfillment centers for Amazon and a number of distribution and warehouse facilities.
Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, multi-family, office and retail projects. Its capabilities include building developer- and owner-driven projects and site development. Learn more at www.contegracc.com.