Frito-Lay Distribution Center
Waipahu, Hawaii, USA
Frito-Lay’s Hawaii distribution center had two issues. First, a longtime location on the unstable ground of a volcanic hillside. Second, an expiring ground lease that meant they now had the opportunity to acquire land and build a new distribution center. They turned to Haskell for a concept that would support current and future product logistics plans.
The project spanned 62,660 square feet and included a new warehouse, office, pump house and low infrastructure garage. Haskell took every effort to showcase the local island scenery and utilize natural light. Because land costs were so high, a rooftop parking area was designed to accommodate 61 vehicles. Haskell fabricated and delivered all of the structural steel for the project and all materials — even those arriving by sea — were onsite prior to scheduled installation.
With high-level automation and sustainable components including an onsite photovoltaic system, the new distribution center earned Hawaii’s first LEED Gold certification for industrial new construction. In addition, the Oahu facility won a Tilt-Up Achievement Award from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. Frito-Lay employees appreciate the well-planned, hard-working facility and we were happy to deliver it quickly and 100 percent safely.