Digi-Key Electronics’ Product Distribution Center expansion received a NAIOP Minnesota Award of Excellence in the Industrial Build-to-Suit category.
Digi-Key Electronics, a worldwide distributer of electronic components, contracted McShane to add a 2.2 million-square-foot, four-level product distribution center to their existing 800,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. With a footprint large enough to fit 22 football fields, the facility incorporates 17,000 tons of steel, 1,860 pieces of precast concrete, 20 miles of conveyors and a 70′ clear height. A 328′ steel bridge connects the expansion to Digi-Key’s pre-existing building. McShane overcame tough specifications, harsh weather and limited local subcontractors to deliver a world-class solution that will serve Digi-Key and the surrounding community for many years to come.