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Louis Garneau USA

Louis Garneau USA
Josée Ferland, VP and General Manager (802) 334-5885

Warehouse and Manufacturing Building, Derby, VT

Louis Garneau manufactures high end bicycle clothing and accessories, including bicycles.  Cross Consulting Engineers was selected to design their United States headquarters in Derby.  This $6.5 million facility is located on 17 acres of land on Interstate 91.

The building has a footprint of 43,400 square feet, and a gross floor area of 60,040 square feet, and houses their manufacturing and warehousing operations, as     well as executive office space.  A retail outlet is located at the front of the building.  The office space is on the second floor.  The project has a parking lot for 151 vehicles.  Five loading docks provide for the movement of products and materials from their main facility in Quebec City.

This building has a structural steel frame, insulated sandwich panel wall system, slab-on-grade and membrane roof.  The building was completed in 2014 by DEW Construction.

Cross Consulting Engineers was the project manager and performed all site design and permitting, architectural design and structural design.  Pearson and Associates and R.N. Culver Consulting were subconsultants and designed the mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems.


Downtown Core Redevelopment

City of St. Albans, VT
Dominic Cloud,  City Manager (802) 524-1500

Downtown Core Redevelopment

Site planning for urban areas is challenging due to the lack of space, the intensity of development, and limited options for stormwater treatment, parking, and landscaping. This project, designed for the City of St. Albans included three major new structures, a five story hotel, a five level parking garage, and a four-story State office building.

Cross Consulting Engineers was the project manager for the City, as well as the civil engineer for all three projects. We designed all of the site features, obtained all site permits, and performed geotechnical studies for each building. This project replaced a deteriorating parking lot, and three dilapidated commercial buildings and, played a major role in the revitalization of the City's downtown.

Barry Callebaut USA
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Barry Callebaut USA, LLC.
Jerry Dukas, General Manager (802) 524-9711

Building Expansion - 2017, St. Albans, VT

Barry Callebaut is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa, chocolate, and confectionery products- from the cocoa bean to the finished product on the store shelf.

This 33,000 SF manufacturing expansion was designed and fully permitted by Cross Consulting Engineers in five months and will be occupied in June 2018.  The building addition will contain manufacturing equipment, bulk storage tanks, mezzanine and a maintenance shop.  A two-bay tanker unloading structure is part of this project.  Mechanical, electrical and plumbing design is by Pearson and Associates.

CCE performed all of the civil engineering, architectural and structural engineering design associated with this project and acted as Project Manager. Our services included permit acquisition and surveying.  

Peerless Clothing, USA
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Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation
Tim Smith, Executive Director  (802) 524-2194, ext. 13

Peerless Clothing Distribution Center, St. Albans, VT

Peerless Clothing manufactures men’s suits in Montreal, Quebec and overseas. They have their US distribution facility in the St. Albans Town Industrial Park. CCE has been involved with their facility since 1998. Four major buildings have been constructed along with associated parking lots, utilities and other site improvements. Peerless Clothing now has over 400 employees located at the St. Albans distribution center.

A major warehouse addition was designed by Cross Consulting Engineers in 1998 and constructed in 1999. This 40,000 SF warehouse is 48 feet in height and contains several levels of racking systems, including a mechanized sorting machine for men’s suits. In 2005, Peerless Clothing had again outgrown their facility and commissioned the design of a new 80,000 SF warehouse facility. This $11 million facility is 50 feet high, contains four levels of racking systems, 20 loading docks and a major employee parking area and truck maneuvering area. This project included an overhead walkway 200 feet in length to connect buildings. CCE, in conjunction with mechanical and electrical subconsultants, performed all of the civil engineering, architectural and structural engineering design associated with both projects.

In 2005, Peerless Clothing commissioned a third expansion consisting of a 72,000 square foot addition, fifty feet in height. In 2016, their latest expansion included a 90,000 square feet addition, sixty-five feet high. Currently, the distribution center is 282,000 square feet in size with 896,000 square feet of mezzanine space.

Peerless Clothing is currently in construction of their latest expansion, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. CCE is the project manager, architect, civil engineer, and structural engineer for this project, and aquired all permits.

Village at Franklin Park

GSD Development, LLC
J. Philip Gerbode, Developer  (802) 524-9526 ext. 319

Village Townhomes, St. Albans, VT

The Village at Franklin Park is a high end senior housing facility consisting of 96 units in the Town of St. Albans. This project is located on an abandoned farm adjacent to Interstate 89 and presented some unique permitting issues. Cross Consulting Engineers was retained by GSD Development to design and permit this project. The design is unique and consists of a village like layout with compact urban design, park like atmosphere in the center, small setbacks to buildings and boundaries and short driveways. Over thirty of the units have been constructed and more are being constructed each year.

Our services included civil engineering design, boundary surveys, stormwater management, street design, landscaping, erosion control and street lighting. This project included an involved Act 250 Land Use Permit process and extensive work to comply with the Vermont  Common Interest Ownership Act through the use of footprint lots.

This attractive project is highly visible from Interstate 89 but is set back significantly from the highway to provide a positive viewing experience by travelers along the Interstate. This project is arguably the most attractive residential housing project in Franklin County.

Vermont Precision Tools
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Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation
Tim Smith, Executive Director  (802) 524-2194, ext. 13

Swanton, VT

Vermont Precision Tools is one of the largest employers in Swanton. After they out­grew their original facility, they worked with Franklin County Industrial Development Corp. (FCIDC) to design and build a new manufacturing facility near Exit 21 off Interstate 89. FCIDC retained Cross Consulting Engineers as the project manager to design the manufacturing building, parking lots and associated site work.

CCE retained mechanical and electrical engineers to assist with the building design. We performed all of the civil engineering design, architectural design and structural design for this building and site. A 17,000 square foot addition was constructed in 2017. The total facility is 107,000 square feet with over 15,000 SF of mezzanine space. One tenant space is provided in the back section of the building, which is currently leased by Franklin County Industrial Development Corp.

CCE applied for and obtained all necessary permits, including Act 250, Stormwater Discharge, and others. We performed full construction administration services and construction observations as the project was being built.