Matthews Moving Systems

Medina, Minnesota

  • Owner

    Matthews Moving Systems

    Architect

    Merriman Schmidt Architects, Inc.

  • Delivery Method

    General Contractor

    Size

    53,000 sq. ft.

Matthews Moving Systems knew they could achieve greater operational efficiency in their own customized facility, rather than in leased space. Their new building was designed and located on its 5-acre site to facilitate more efficient movement and parking of trucks. In addition, 26 skylights throughout the warehouse have allowed the company to use approximately 50% less electricity during daylight hours.

The facility is climate-controlled and has a state-of-the-art sprinkler system and remote cameras to keep stored property safe and secure. The large, fenced truck court can accommodate up to 40 trucks and utilizes a secure electronic gating system.

Having a very flat floor with little deviation was critical, not only for Matthews’ racking and storage system but also because the cast floors formed the beds for the tilt-up concrete walls. Knutson used a laser screed to ensure a level, high tolerance floor.