R+L Carriers Cross Dock Distribution Facility Expansion | Poettker Construction

R+L Carriers Cross Dock Distribution Facility Expansion

Location: Sauget, IL    |    Owner: R+L Carriers    |    Architect: PCI, a Salas O’Brien Company

As R+L Carriers continues to grow, the shipping and logistics company has partnered once again with Poettker Construction to bring an additional 96,300 SF of building space and over 15 acres of pavement to the company’s existing Sauget campus.

Serving as the design-build contractor, Poettker will be working on two separate buildings over the course of the multi-phased expansion and renovation project. In phase one, Poettker will construct an 81,600-square-foot, 129-dock expansion to the main distribution building and a 14,700-square-foot addition to the vehicle maintenance and wash building that includes the company’s first automatic truck wash bay.

In phase two, renovations to the entire 79,000-square-foot existing distribution warehouse and office will take place. The facility, constructed nearly 20 years ago, will get a complete refresh with new exterior and interior paint and updated ceiling and lighting fixtures to 118 existing docks and office areas. The Poettker Team will utilize 85,000 square feet of tilt-up panels to accelerate construction and achieve optimal performance.

Poettker’s on-site team will limit the impact to the ongoing freight distribution by consolidating construction traffic in a designated area allowing for freight traffic to maintain full operations during construction.


Tilt-Up Concrete Construction

Existing Interior Finish Renovations

Active, Operational Campus

Fast-Track, Phased Construction

Expanded Site Paving


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