Lowe's Construction Update

By: Narina Crain
By: Narina Crain

Soon we won't be able to see the work that's being done on the Lowe's distribution center. In the next few weeks construction workers will close up the building.

"It will look like the finished product coming up. It will just be a lot of interior work," said Dan Jordan, the assistant project manager for Ragnar Benson.

Construction workers have been putting in roofing over the past month. That allows them to do interior work such as lighting and fire protection systems.

"There's a lot of work inside that we're starting at the south end of the building and bringing north. There's 20,000 fire protection heads to install, there's a lot of lighting to go, a lot of concrete slab to lay down," Phil Stearney, the project manager, said.

So far the general contractor, Ragnar Benson, is on schedule.

"We are moving along fast, but it's only the shell. We still have a lot of work to go," Stearney said.

There is a lot of ground to cover. This will be Lowe's largest distribution center. A walk around the exterior is a mile long.

"I haven't approached any building this big, no. This is a really large project," Jordan said.

Between 100 and 150 construction workers are installing framework and lighting every day. When the center opens it will employ 500 people.


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