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Roof Raised to Create Two-story Retail Space for H&M

Rooflifters and Graycor Construction Raise the Roof to Create Two-story Retail Space for H&M Oakbrook Terrace, IL - April 13, 2015 -- Graycor Construction Company recently completed a retail renovation for Starwood Retail Partners (Owner) and Development Management Associates (Owner's Representative) involving the construction of H&M shells at three of their mall property locations: Southlake

Racking: The Importance of Standardization

Racking: The Importance of Standardization Despite the best of intentions, purchasing departments often cause unintentional chaos to warehouses and distribution centers, by affecting the configuration of pallet racking and storage systems. Pallet racks should not be considered a simple commodity to be bought at the lowest price available; there are significant lifecycle costs and externalities

Moving to new heights? Understanding 36-foot clear height

Moving to new heights? Understanding 36-foot clear height Source: Midwest Real Estate News, by Richard Prokup, Sr. VP, First Industrial Realty Trust Over the last 30 years, the industrial real estate market has seen buildings grow taller to help high-volume tenants in their quest for increased warehouse efficiency. During the 1970s, most buildings were built

Industrial Clear Height

Industrial Clear Height Trends Source: Jake Terkanian, CBRE Warehouse clear heights have historically increased in modern distribution centers with the market standard for class A facilities being 32’ clear. Both developers and occupiers are continually seeking the optimal design for their facilities while weighing the cost benefit of building distribution centers higher. The CBRE team

Demand for industrial warehouse space not slowing

Demand for industrial warehouse space not slowing Source: Midwest Real Estate News Unemployment remains high. Job growth is sluggish. Surprisingly, this hasn’t slowed the demand for industrial warehouse space and modern distribution centers across the Midwest, the nation and the globe. That’s the key finding from a new report from Colliers International, its Global Midyear

ROOFLIFTERS Earns Green Provider Award

ROOFLIFTERS Earns Green Provider Award Food Logistics Announces its 2013 Top Green Providers Fort Atkinson, WI — June 17, 2013 — Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain, today announced the companies included on this year’s Top Green Providers list. The Top Green Providers focuses on sustainability in