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Award Video- ABC Excellence In Construction Award (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc Alabama Chapter)

December 15, 2016

Cooper Construction ABC Excellence in Construction Awards – Kamtek Casting Facility – Birmingham, AL and FedEx Ground – Wilmington, North Carolina

FEDEX - Complete Package Sort & Distribution Facility


November 1, 2014

Jim Cooper Construction of Birmingham, Alabama recently completed a 72,023 sq.ft. facility in Eastaboga, Alabama. The facility handles inbound and outbound packages for sort and transit for both FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery. The facility has future expansion potential of a full 87,575 square feet of space once expanded.

The building utilizes a Nucor Building System with a CFR, Standing Seam roof to maintain a weathertight structure. Bar joists were also used from Vulcraft to reach spans of 60’ for the secondary members supporting the standing seam roof. This helped to minimize the need for additional building primary framing and columns as well as maximize usable interior floor space.

Jim Cooper Construction offers Design/ Build services and they are long time Nu- cor builder. They currently have several projects underway across the U.S. and are considered a premier contractor for their clients as well as for Nucor Building Sys- tems. We would like to thank everyone at Jim Cooper Construction for their many years of continued partnership with Nucor Building Systems.

Paper and Packaging International Magazine highlights one of Cooper Construction’s Projects

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November 1, 2013

Paper and Packaging International Magazine highlights the “world-class” FedEx TechConnect Packaging Design and Development Lab built by Cooper Construction in Collierville, TN.  
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HD Supply opens Alabama distribution center, creates 50 jobs

HD Supply Shelby Commerce Park

July 8, 2013

Recently finished was a 350,000 square foot build-out for HD Supply in the Shelby Commerce Park.
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Cooper completes LEED project for SKF USA, Inc. in Moody, AL

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July 8, 2013

The new Solutions Factory for SKF USA, Inc. at the Moody Commerce Center has been completed. The project is a 31,200 square foot tilt-wall constructed building. The facility has LEED gold certification through the USGBC Commercial Interiors ratings.

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Cooper completes HD Supply build-out in Calera, AL

hd completionRecently finished was a 350,000 square foot build-out for HD Supply in the Shelby Commerce Park.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, a national distributor of maintenance and repair products, has opened its first Alabama operation at Shelby Commerce Park in Calera. The 350,000 square-foot distribution center has 50 employees with plans to add more as it boosts its presence here.

The new warehouse is the 43rd in the HD Supply’s North American operations.

“We are excited to open our Birmingham-area distribution center, an important addition to our network of (distribution centers) throughout the United States and Canada,” Anesa Chaibi, chief executive of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, said in a statement. 

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Progress photos from FedEx Distribution in Upper Marlboro, MD

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Cooper completes FedEx Distribution in Oxford, AL

Cooper completes FedEx Distribution in Oxford, ALOn Tuesday August 6, 2013 Cooper broke ground on a new FedEx Ground distribution center in Oxford, AL. The project will be 72,000 square feet and will be constructed using a pre-engineered metal building system. Included in the design team aspect of the design/build project are Designform, Inc. (architect) and Sain & Assoc. (civil engineer). Completion of the facility is schedule for the spring/summer of 2014.

FedEx Ground Package Distribution Facility – Wichita Falls, TX – 152,000 SF

water truck conditioning the site

Water truck moisture conditioning the site.

We were able to overcome many difficulties throughout this project in order to deliver the facility successfully, the greatest of which was weather related. At the time we began construction, North Texas was experiencing a Stage 5 Drought Catastrophe. North Texas soils are highly expansive clays and the standard approach in this region for preventing soil heave is moisture conditioning of the soils. This meant that potable water which was in the fire hydrants at the corners of the site could not be used. Water had to be hauled into the site either from the City’s water treatment facilities (effluent water) or from private wells. Through the process of under-cutting the building slab to a depth of 7.5’ roughly 1.5 million gallons of water

were hauled to the site to condition the soil. This not only was a costly operation, but also had to be coordinated very closely between the water hauling company and the site contractor. Multiple times water was hauled through the night to fill up the six 20,000 gallon Frac Tanks onsite so that the site work could continue the next day.

FedEx Ground Package Distribution Facility – Staunton, VA

FedEx Ground – Staunton, VA.Industrial – $15 – $25 Million

This FedEx project is located in Staunton, Virginia. The City of Staunton was excited to see this Project take shape as it is one of the largest they have had in the area. The Project is in the heart of the business park and surrounded by Best Buy, Dr. Pepper, and others.

Cooper Construction met the first challenge with 34 feet of rock material that had to be blasted and cleared from our building pad. We spent approximately 2 full months blasting rock from the