FSG Electric performs all aspects of electrical work on 950,000-sq-ft online sales fulfillment center.
In 2011, Kohl’s, a specialty department store headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., racked up an impressive $1 billion in web sales. Predicting even greater online sales growth for 2012, the retail giant recently built its fourth distribution center dedicated solely to fulfilling purchases through its website.
The approximately 950,000-sq-ft facility — which is located in DeSoto, Texas, to serve customers in Central and Midwestern states — is large enough to hold a professional basketball arena yet was completed in less than a year.
“This project had an extremely tight deadline and called for some pretty complex electrical installations,” says Doug Garrett, project manager for the Dallas division of Austin, Texas-headquartered FSG Electric, the distribution center’s electrical contractor. “We were awarded the contract on Feb. 17, 2012, and we started work the very next day.”