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.