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Kumho Tire Distribution Facility

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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For tire manufacturer Kumho Tire, the construction of a new office and warehouse coincided with the adoption of a new company logo.

To emulate the wing motif of the new logo, the owner wanted the entry to the distribution facility to incorporate similar sweeping lines. To achieve this, Panattoni Construction cast and set the panels for the entry on an angle, using steel embeds welded to both the footing and the panels to hold them in place. The corner entry is crowned by two 103,000-pound panels that meet in a V, and the open spaces are filled with reflective blue glass.

The cool tone of the colors chosen for the panels offsets the building’s red wing-like light fixture.

An aluminum awning completes the unorthodox entry design, which has already earned landmark status in the city of McDonough, Ga., thanks to its architecturally arresting features.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
411,000 sq ft
(38,182 sq m)
Tallest Panel
48 ft 9 in
(14.86 m)
Largest Panel
1,143 sq ft
(106.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
103,200 lbs
(46,811 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Alston Construction CompanySustaining Member icon
General contractor, Developer
Martin Concrete Construction IncSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
PES Structural Engineers
Project engineer
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces

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Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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