Janus International Group is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key self-storage, commercial, and industrial building solutions. Working out of several US locations, they needed to expand Southeast operations and selected Temple, Georgia.
The site was classified as an open-water pond with fringe wetlands, which were protected from construction. However, with permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and some extensive requirements, Janus was allowed to build its new manufacturing plant. Keck & Wood collaborated with Janus to orchestrate the piping of approximately 991 feet of intermittent stream on the western side of the Industrial Park. An offsite mitigation site was identified to offset the net loss of stream at the impact site. The mitigation site was then reserved for future conservation by the local chamber of commerce.
After working through environmental challenges, the new 252,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space opened its doors. The plant provides economic support to the City of Temple by way of jobs and increasing the tax base.
The Keck & Wood team designed the site improvements which included site grading, curb & gutter, heavy duty asphalt parking lots, striping, stormwater detention facilities, water quality improvements, landscaping, loading dock, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water and electrical services.