Speculative 9/IG Design Group Building

Byhalia, Mississippi

Award of Merit

OWNER: CBRE/Panattoni Development Co.


GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Alston Construction

MEP ENGINEER: Walker-J-Walker/ECE/Tri State Plumbing

LESSEE: IG Design Group Americas Inc.

CONCRETE: Jay-Ton Commercial Concrete Co.

SUBCONTRACTORS: ABC Septic; A & H Glass Inc.; All Steel Construction Inc.; Citadel Fire Sprinkler Inc.; Contract Group LLC; Electrical Contracting Enterprises LLC; Fencing Solutions and Construction; Horizon Construction Group LLC; Jay-Ton Construction Co. dba Jay-Ton Commercial Concrete Co.; Johnson Equipment Co.; Jobsite Drywall & Construction Co.; Jolly Roofing & Contracting Co.; Landscape Services Group LLC; Millwork Specialty Contractors LLC; Savage Brothers Inc.; Tri-State Plumbing - Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors Inc.; Tull Brothers Inc.; Walker-JWalker Inc.; West Memphis Fence & Construction Inc.; Williams Steel Co.; Yancey Brothers Construction LLC

Crews placed the slab and tilt wall panels for this 554,000-sq-ft distribution warehouse in late 2019 and early 2020 at a 1,500-acre industrial park crossing the  Mississippi and Tennessee state lines. Shortly after, the building sold to the current owner, which then requested a 338,286-sq-ft expansion, with completion of the entire office/distribution/manufacturing facility required by September 2020.

With one of the wettest seasons in years, the team ran into issues with the project’s access road. A gravel/concrete access road didn’t withstand the rain, resulting in issues moving the crane for tilt-up work. To stay on schedule, crews shored up and added concrete for a more stable road.