Target Food Distribution Center

Completion Date: March 2013
Size: 360,000 SF, 102' Clear Height
Location: Denton, Texas
Type of Project: Automated Food Distribution Center
Ryan Responsibility: General Contractor, Design Assist

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Project Overview

Continuing our longstanding relationship with the national retailer, Ryan was chosen to serve as construction partner for the expansion of Target’s food distribution network throughout the United States. We were charged with coordinating the construction of a new state-of-the-art refrigerated distribution facility in Denton, Texas, which services Target stores in nine states. As the lead communication facilitator, we collaborated with Target’s internal design team and outside consultants, our chosen electrical and mechanical subcontractors, and an automation vendor, navigating the many facets of this complex design.  

As the distribution center transitioned from a manual to an automated facility, Ryan acted as a vital design-assist partner, providing design review, value engineering and constructability analysis. To ensure a cost-effective, high-performance design and streamlined construction process, we also integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) Integration into the Target design team’s vision. After identifying issues with the site’s soil, our team over oversaw the extensive remediation work needed to mitigate the risk of building movement. We also implemented a number of sustainable elements to the facility, including a reflective roof, xeriscape landscaping and florescent lighting.

What our customers are saying

  • The Ryan team remained flexible through numerous changes. Although they were not the building designer of record, they were a key partner in design review and helped us find the most cost-effective solutions through all phases.”

    Sheila Cohen, Project Manager, Target Corporation

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