LOGISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL LOGISTICS CENTER –
PRECONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, & MAINTENANCE
When 2022 year-end retail numbers are finalized, Insider Intelligence expects U.S. e-commerce sales to have exceeded $1 trillion for the first time. To meet this demand, developers and construction managers have been partnering with ERMCO to build facilities for logistics companies that optimize supply chain strategies.
PRECONSTRUCTION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCESS
Whatever type of industrial building a client needs, ERMCO’s preconstruction process outlines the initial electrical design and makes sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to goals and expectations.
“We take the owner’s criteria and provide the best and most cost-effective solution,” says ERMCO Preconstruction Services Manager Drew Pojar, “We want to provide the best set-up for the client to operate efficiently and to upgrade or expand in the future.”
ANTICIPATING CLIENT NEEDS KEEPS TENANT BUILD-OUTS ON SCHEDULE
A global delivery company needed conveyor systems to help with packages and also needed an office area and a space for customs services and a canine team. The project, a design-build, took about three months. While each tenant has different needs, ERMCO has the capacity and the skills to meet them.
“Delivering buildings on time is a big deal,” says Matt Itce, an Account Manager for ERMCO. “We anticipate what our clients are going to do next and stay ahead of it. We provide anything they need to keep the project moving.”
PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH MAINTENANCE
Standard maintenance services typically start after the completion of a capital project contract. For the first six to 12 months, maintenance services can include adding more task lighting or electrical panels, or providing other miscellaneous services to further customize your facility.
Ongoing preventative maintenance can include checking for visible equipment damage, retorquing where needed, assuring electrical panels are clean and free of debris, and confirming all wire connections are tight and secure. Like mechanical equipment, electrical equipment performs better and lasts longer when it is regularly inspected and maintained. These services can be provided whether ERMCO was a part of the original construction team or not.
“Preventative maintenance is like changing the oil in your car,” says Jeff Russell, Service Operations Manager at ERMCO. “It helps fix issues before you have a major breakdown that may shut down the facility and lead to inefficiencies.”