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  • DateSeptember 25, 2015
Coca-Cola Bottling Company – Global Drive
Louisville, Kentucky

In early 2013, Coca-Cola Consolidated Bottling Company formally announced acquisition of the Louisville franchise territory. Following that announcement, Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. was asked to assist with the mechanical and electrical design and engineering for the distribution center. Phase I consisted of a 100,000 square foot addition to the existing warehouse located on Global Drive. Phase II consisted of a renovation and fit-out of the same warehouse. The 350,000 square foot facility began operating in 2015, handling all sales and distribution of products in a 21-county area, including much of Kentucky and parts of Southern Indiana.

Phase I – Highlights of KGEI’s design include:

  • Four roof mount tube axial fans located on the eastern portion of the addition for summer ventilation. Fans provide three air changes per hour.
  • Five overhead doors interlocked with fan switch for a means of relief air.
  • Natural gas piping utilized for plumbing design.
  • Two direct gas fired intake heaters located centrally.
  • Wall mounted thermostats cycle units to maintain space temperature of 50˚ F.
  • New branch electrical panels to serve lighting, HVAC equipment and general purpose receptacles. The panels were served from the existing main electrical service and consist of 400A/277/480V/3-Phase/4W panels and (1) 100A/120/208V/3-Phase/4W panel.
  • A new digital addressable fire alarm panel as well as pull station and audio visual devices in the shell area.
  • New lighting provided throughout the shell area consisting of   2’ x 4’ high bay fluorescent fixtures each containing (8) T8 lamps.

Phase II – Highlights of KGEI’s design include:

  • Emergency tepid water heater with recirculation loop to supply tepid water to emergency showers and eye wash stations throughout the facility.
  • Early suppression fast response fire protection system.
  • Compressed air piping and equipment design.
  • Re-zone of existing HVAC units to accommodate the new layout of the facility.
  • High velocity, low speed fans in existing warehouse and new addition.
  • High wall ductless spilt systems designed and installed in the server rooms.
  • Exhaust and make-up air provided in the battery charging area and the spray booth; sanding booth has re-circulation only, no exhaust.
  • A new 1600A/277/480V/3-Phase/4W electrical service serving branch panels powering process equipment in the fit-up area. The new service was fed from an existing utility pad mounted transformer.
  • Fluorescent high bay lighting in the process area; office area consisted of 2’x4’ volumetric troffers containing T5 lamps.