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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.

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.