The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) selected Berkeley County, West Virginia as the site for its new multi-category manufacturing facility. This one million square-foot facility represents a capital investment of $500 million and will employ approximately 700 full-time factory workers. This strategically located facility will allow P&G to rapidly and efficiently serve demands throughout the eastern United States.
Early geotechnical studies identified that there would be a number of challenges to overcome. Bedrock was shown to be shallow on the approximately 450 acre site. Therefore, extensive leveling would have to be done with blasting. In addition to this, sinkholes were prevalent within the karst topography. The corrective action plan for the foundation entails drilling and grouting in micro-piles to support the structure. Due to the volume of concrete required for the project, an on-site concrete batch plant was utilized to help meet the demand during the construction. Concrete pours took place around the clock to ensure the project stayed on schedule.
F&R provided materials testing and special inspection services throughout the duration of this project. This testing and inspection service includes extensive and often continuous work on:
- Cast-in-Place Concrete
- Structural Steel Construction
- Masonry Construction