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Commercial | T.W. FRIERSON CONTRACTOR INC. - JOURNEYS DISTRIBUTION FACILITY
TWF will add 240,000 square
feet to Journey's facility in
JOBS LIKE A DISTRIBUTION CENTER EXPANSION ARE PART OF TWF'S 'LIVELIHOOD.' BY ALAN DORICH
xperience can mean everything
when it comes to a builder's success
on a project. T.W. Frierson (TWF)
Contractor Inc.'s previous work
helps it excel as it renovates and expands
the distribution center of footwear-retailer
Journeys in Lebanon, Tenn.
"In the mid-1980s, the company decided
to focus on industrial and distribution facilities - so we are very experienced in this
type of construction," TWF Senior Project
Manager Brent Edwards declares, noting
that projects like this make the best use of
its strengths: self performance of concrete
and tilt-up expertise.
TWF will expand Journeys'
323,000-square-foot facility by another
240,000, giving it more warehouse space.
The company also will add warehousing
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offices at the front of the building as well as
a new entrance. "We've really enjoyed working with Journeys and helping them expand
their operational capabilities. It's a privilege
to be their partner," Edwards asserts.
T.W. Frierson Contractor
Inc. - Journeys
* Location: Lebanon, Tenn.
"We've eally enjoyed working
wi Journeys and helping em
expand eir operational capabilities. It's a privilege to be
- Brent Edwards, enior project manager
The project is TWF's first for Journeys, but
not its first for the retailer's parent company,
Genesco Partners. "They own other brands
like Johnston & Murphy, Dockers Footwear
and Lids, " Edwards says. "Journeys is a
significant part of Genesco's business."
On Its Own
TWF started work on the Journeys facility
at the start of 2017 and aims to have it
finished by the end of the year. Although
the firm is working with subcontractors,
it has self-performed such tasks as the
"It gives us more control on costs, quality
and schedule," Edwards says, noting that
TWF's familiarity with tilt-up construction
also has been an asset. "While most other
general contractors act more like a con-