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.
Bluestone Construction, LLC
13500 Pearl Road #114
Strongsville, Ohio 44136
(440) 268-8500 Telephone
(440) 268-8502 - Fax