Volvo Plans Byhalia Distribution Center

Gateway Global Logistics Center is a 1500 acre industrial site located in both Marshall County, Mississippi and Fayette County, Tennessee, located adjacent to the new Norfolk Southern intermodal terminal. Panattoni Development Company and WCA Land and Development have partnered in this joint venture. The Volvo Group announced today that they will be the first tenant of the park by building a 1 million SF distribution center there. Pickering is providing design services for Panattoni Development Company and Alston Construction (formerly Panattoni Construction) for the park and distribution center including site design, master grading for the entire park, architectural design including elevations, warehouse layout, office layout, and structural engineering.
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Pickering ACEC Awards

Pickering received two awards recently from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Mississippi. As part of the EAI/WEI LLC of Jackson, the firm received the Grand Award for its development of the Desoto County Regional Wastewater Program and an Honor Award for design of the Old U.S. 90 Fishing Pier Reconstruction in Biloxi. Read about both here in The Clarion Ledger.

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Pickering Provides Engineering for Landon Road Widening in Gulfport, MS

Pickering is providing engineering services in the widening project for Landon Road near Highway 49 in Gulfport, MS. The project is about one to two years out from construction, but the studies and plans are currently underway. To read more about the Landon Road widening project, click here.

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Fresh Design for Wright Medical’s New Headquarters in East Memphis

photoWright Medical’s new headquarters reflects great design, and Pickering’s architects, Tom McConnell and Tim Ogburn, along with interior designer, Valli Wiggins, created that design. 

The project consisted of a renovation of two existing buildings on a 35 acre wooded campus in the heart of Memphis. The site is located near the Memphis Botanic Gardens and borders the Dixon Art Gallery property. The office building was formerly the headquarters for Holiday Inn and Promus Companies. Later, Harrah’s Entertainment was headquartered inside the buildings. 

Building 1 was built in 1984 and consisted of a 3 floor renovation that is approximately 78,000 SF.  Building 2 was built in 1994 and consisted of renovations of the lower level and the first floor, and is approximately 61,000 SF. Both buildings were renovated simultaneously and the renovation time frame was dramatically condensed into an approximately 3 month time frame.

Every effort was made to create a unique, modern design that encompasses their corporate color scheme and their desire of their corporate core values of “focused excellence.”

Read all about it in a recent Commercial Appeal article here, or if you have a subscription to the Commercial Appeal, click here.

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Germantown Attains TVA’s Highest Communities Sustainable Ranking

On January 21, 2014, the City of Germantown, TN posted it had attained the highest ranking of platinum in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) new Valley Sustainable Communities program. Congratulations from Pickering to the City of Germantown! What an honor to be recognized as a community making significant commitment to sustainability!  You can read about Germantown’s ranking here. Pickering has proudly provided engineering services to the City of Germantown. You can read about it here.

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