Western Specialty Contractors – Peoria Branch recently installed the roof on a 500,000-square-foot, $30 million warehouse expansion in Normal, IL, owned by Phoenix Investors, LLC and leased to electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian.
The addition doubles the size of Rivian’s existing warehouse on Kerrick Road and will be used for logistics, storage and the company’s adventure product line.
Rivian produces its all-electric R1T and R1S models and electric delivery vans for Amazon at a production facility about six miles west of the warehouse. According to reports, Rivian has experienced significant growth in recent years to become the second largest employer in the Bloomington-Normal community, with a reported 5,075 employees.
The general contractor on the warehouse expansion project, Peoria-based PJ Hoerr, selected Western to install the facility’s new roof. Zimmerman Architectural Studios was the architect on the project.
Western’s craftsmen installed a mechanically fastened TPO membrane roof with R-30 minimum insulation, tapered insulation crickets, perimeter coping caps and expansion joints. The lightweight, flexible TPO roof provides a reliable, economical and energy-efficient solution for a job of this magnitude.
Western managed the supply chain crisis due to its strong partnerships with suppliers and manufacturers
to procure all necessary roofing materials to complete the project on schedule. The roof installation started in August 2022 and was completed two months later, in October.
About Western Specialty Contractors
Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing, and specialty roofing. Western offers a nationwide network of expertise that building owners, engineers, architects, and property managers can count on to develop cost-effective, corrective measures that can add years of useful life to a variety of structures, including industrial, commercial, healthcare, historic, educational and government buildings, parking structures, and sports stadiums. Western is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with 30 branch offices nationwide and employs more than 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals who offer the best, time-tested techniques and innovative technology. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit https://westernspecialtycontractors.com.