Dallas-based Walton Construction Co. LLC, was awarded a $20.4-million contract to build a defense logistics warehouse and distribution center at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

The project is a 165,000-sq-ft distribution warehouse that will incorporate a mechanized material handling system. The project is targeted to achieve a LEED Silver certification. Sustainable components include: using local resources, high efficiency energy systems, and materials with a high solar reflective index to minimize heat island effect.


Construction of the logistics warehouse and distribution center began in October and is expected to complete by spring 2011.

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The project team includes the owner, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, and architect, MRI Architectural Group, Inc. of Orlando, Fla.