The Kroger Co Dock Door Replacement Program
Nationwide Construction Managment Services
Bluestone Construction was contracted by the Kroger Co to serve as the construction manager for an energy effiency initiative; replacing all existing perishable and freezer dock doors at thirteen distribution centers nationwide.
Client: The Kroger Co

Completion Date: September 2013

Size: 864 Doors Replaced
Working closely with the Kroger Logistics Engineering team, Bluestone Construction provided a wide range of services that varied in size and scope to successfully complete the door replacements at the individual distribution center sites. Project due diligence was done by Bluestone Construction's team of qualified professionals. This team assembled and orchestrated site audit investigations, initiated and managed energy rebate initiatives. Individual plans were drafted in order to insure maximum coordination and communication with facility operations while insuring minimal impact store deliveries.

Research was conducted by The Kroger Co. and
Bluestone Construction to determine the requirements for the program. This included selection of an insulated door supplier and which doors at the distribution centers would be replaced. After detailed and extensive due diligence the final selections were based on overall energy efficiency and potential Kwh reduction. The replacement doors selected were outfitted with rubber seals that mount flush against the dock plate reducing energy loss. In addition, a brush seal was also used on the inside of the door, mounted flush with the dock door, adding significant energy reductions.

The age and existing conditions of each individual facility played a role in providing challenges to the team that drove home technical collaboration to optimize the solution. Through infrared technology,
Bluestone Construction was able to successfully scan existing and replacement dock doors ensuring that the project met or exceeded the Kroger's expectation.

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