Libbey Glass Opens Distribution Center in Shreveport, Louisiana

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General contractor Bob Moore Construction Company has completed a new 646,000 SF distribution center in Shreveport Louisiana for tenant Libbey Glass and developer First Industrial Realty Trust. The new distribution center is 646,000 SF and is expandable to one million SF.

General contractor Bob Moore Construction Company has completed a 646,000 SF distribution center in Shreveport Louisiana for Libbey Glass.

The new distribution center consolidates services previously provided by six buildings. It will service the southeast and lower mid-western states, along with the company's export business south of the U.S. and into Europe.

The distribution center is 646,000 SF, expandable to one million SF. Office space comprises 10,000 SF of the building; the remaining space houses product racks and 59 shipping bays.

"We needed a larger capacity facility, under one roof," said Don Pendergrass, Shreveport Logistics Manager for Libbey Glass. "Libbey is also implementing a new Warehouse Management System. The system optimizes shipping and receiving functions when used in one big box instead of six separate buildings. This allows Libbey's Shreveport Warehouse and Shipping operation to function more effectively and efficiently in servicing our customers."

Hardy McCullah / MLM Architects was the architect for the new distribution center. First Industrial Realty Trust was the developer.

"For those who have seen both the inside and outside of this building, the response has generally been the same: 'Wow,'" said Pendergrass. "Libbey is moving into a first class facility."

"This project was exciting for us," said Ed McGuire, Vice President of Construction for Bob Moore Construction. "We took great pride in creating a building for a renowned company like Libbey. We have an excellent history with First Industrial Realty Trust as well."

"Bob Moore Construction is an impressive company," said Pendergrass. "Anyone who has dealt with the construction of such a facility knows how tough it can be. They made it look easy. They ran a tight ship, holding their crews and subcontractors to a high standard. Their professionalism goes more than skin deep; it's part of their culture. President Phillip Bell, Vice President of Construction Ed McGuire and Site Superintendent Stacy Langston are all exceptional individuals."

Bob Moore Construction Company has provided photos of the Libbey Distribution Center in Shreveport, Louisiana at http://www.generalcontractor.com/photos/libbey/

About Bob Moore Construction

A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award and the QUOIN / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence, Bob Moore Construction company has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. Bob Moore Construction is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2006. The general contractor's portfolio includes a wide range of buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction company has been showcased on http://www.ConstructionCompany.com, a website that recognizes some of the top ranked construction companies and commercial contractors in the United States. http://www.GeneralContractor.com is the best source of information about the commercial construction company, its projects and more.

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