Big Lots Distribution Facility
Durant, Oklahoma, USA
This 1.2-million-square-foot southwestern distribution facility marked Haskell’s tenth collaboration with Big Lots. The project utilized many Haskell services including master planning, architecture, engineering and fabrication. Haskell also aided with negotiation of more than $12 million in economic incentives due to project’s job-creating nature.
For added efficiency, the architecture-engineering team designed the facility layout to support Big Lots’ material handling vendors. The facility, which also features a 45-foot-tall warehouse, contains a 1,000-foot-long, cantilevered tilt-up firewall dividing the facility into two, 600,000-square-foot buildings. The new center was completed quickly, taking just 12 months.
With more than 100 loading dock positions, the distribution center is designed to accommodate eight, four-level merchandise pick modules and an automated conveyor system with more than 35,000 linear feet of conveyor and a 51-door shipping sorter. The facility exterior incorporates more than 1.6 million square feet of heavy-duty asphalt paving to accommodate 1,000 trailer storage positions.
The Oklahoma distribution facility marked the tenth collaboration of Big Lots and Haskell. Combined, the projects add up to more than five million square feet of improvements. We’re proud to have created a facility to help Big Lots manage distribution with greater efficiency and just as proud of the long-term relationship we’ve built with the national retailer.
Haskell provided us with an excellent selection of short listed cities. They were extremely thorough and professional in their efforts to represent Big Lots. Haskell was able to obtain over $12 million in economic incentives.Todd A. Noëthen Vice President, Distribution Support Services,Big Lots