Clark/Sullivan Construction

Ken’s Foods Distribution

Client

Ken's Foods

Architect

KGA Architecture

Project Value

$15.6 Million

Delivery Method

Design/Bid/Build

Category

Industrial/ Distribution

Ken’s Foods enlisted the services of Clark/Sullivan Construction to build their 170,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Las Vegas, NV.n nThe one story tilt-up structure was the first of its kind in southern Nevada. Clark/Sullivan Construction, Inc. introduced a new “sandwich” panel technology to the area. The design of concrete panels encasing rigid foam insulation eases construction with speed and efficiency.  The design greatly decreased future maintenance and energy costs for the 170,000 square foot building, as well as expediting the duration of construction. The system provides a reliable process for designing durable; energy efficient buildings and sandwich panels enable us to design-in the thermal performance of the building, a benefit that can lower the operating costs throughout out the life of the structure.n nThe project team faced several unique challenges on this project. To build a facility for food distribution, Clark/Sullivan had to meet a high standard of requirements that are set out by the Food and Drug Administration as well as the Clark County Health Department.  One such requirement was use of food grade epoxy painting and sealants to prevent contamination of raw materials. Additionally, Clark/Sullivan had to facilitate the organization of Union Pacific Railroad ties and switches for the purpose of establishing a rail system in the warehouse to haul in large amounts of liquids, such as corn syrup, to be stored in massive tanks.n