Epstein provided design-build services for VWR International's LEED-NC Silver 500,499 square foot laboratory equipment distribution facility in Visalia, California. This facility features approximately 10,000 square foot of office space (including a 4,200 square foot mezzanine) and two separate 10,000 square foot temperature and humidity controlled areas which are located adjacent to a Class 10,000 clean room for specific product sampling. Approximately 42,000 square feet of storage is also temperature and humidity controlled and is enclosed by fire-rated enclosures for hazardous material storage.
The VWR distribution center has a total of thirty dock door positions, fifteen dedicated to shipping operations and fifteen dedicated to receiving operations. Within the open warehouse area there is a two-level rack supported pick-module, deck-racked high-bay storage and pallet rack high bay storage. The distribution center is fully sprinkled with a top-of-product storage height of 32'-0" clear within the main warehouse area.