Over the years, Freres Engineered Wood’s Timber Department stored its essential equipment in a variety of buildings across multiple locations. Essential firefighting equipment, water tankers and herbicides were stored in closely packed spaces in buildings without heat or insulation, which was problematic for herbicides that lose potency if frozen during cold weather and fire equipment, which must be ready at any minute for service, has potential for broken pipes.
ONE-STOP SHOPPING: 6,000 SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE SOLVES FIRE CACHE STORAGE PROBLEMS
To solve these issues, Freres’ Jason McCorckle designed a 6,000 square foot facility built entirely from Freres’ own MPP Products — Mass Ply Lams and Panels. The warehouse is large enough to store all of Freres’ Timber Department equipment, including erosion control equipment, its firefighting cache, cruising timber equipment and replanting forest management products. Freres’ forestland managers now have a “one-stop-shop” to store and access all of their equipment. The 86 ’x 70’ building took only two weeks to erect the structure and includes two bays for vehicles such as the fire tankers. The facility also was designed with two segregated storage rooms: one for herbicides and another for the fire cache. This project has shown that MPP can be competitive with PEMB, and provide a higher quality end product. Please see the experience cost break down below.
Site Prep, Slab, and Foundation $18.79/square foot
Erection and waterproofing (Steel Siding) $13.65/square foot
Materials Insulation, Hardware, Consumables) $21.23/square foot
Wood Building Package (All MPP) $29.58/square foot
Total $83.25/square foot