Lifting our 2000th tilt-up panel at a 60,000 sq.ft. warehouse in Whitby, ON

PPFD New Facility - Whitby, Ontario

Founded in 1986, Promotional Products Fulfillment & Distribution Ltd. (PPFD) provides marketing support services that includes the full range of fulfillment, distribution, and call center management.

From the company’s 150,000 square-foot state-of-the-art warehouse located in Whitby, Ontario, near Toronto, PPFD is able to package and distribute almost any product to any location in Canada and beyond. It’s a big business, that needs big space.

Promotional Products Fulfillment & Distribution (PPFD) grows with Tilt-Up Construction

PPFD recently undertook a major expansion with the addition of a new, 60,000 square-foot distribution warehouse. The project’s general contractor, Johnson Building Construction Inc., recommended tilt-up construction.

PPFD New Facility - Whitby, Ontario
Birds-eye view of the completed PPFD building by Albertus Photo & Design

Tilt-Up for ease of construction, energy efficiency and cost savings

“Tilt-up was recommended based on efficiencies from the standpoint of operating the building, as well as construction timing and costs,” says PPFD chief operating officer Aaron Kee. The new facility went up without disrupting PPFD’s ongoing business operations, he notes.

As a company committed to green business initiatives – PPFD boasts the largest solar rooftop installation in Durham Region – tilt-up construction offered significant energy savings over the life of the building.

The project required 88 tilt-up panels with Tilt Wall Ontario using the Delta Tie Insulated Sandwich Panel Thermal System, supplied by Dayton Superior, to provide 39,665 square feet of continuous insulation with almost no thermal bridging.

PPFD New Facility - Whitby, Ontario
Every angle counts on this work-of -art-warehouse. Shot captured by Albertus Photo & Design.

In addition to offering exceptional energy efficiency, the Delta Tie system requires up to 75 per cent fewer ties than other systems, resulting in a shortened installation time and a cost savings of up to 30 per cent.

Kee says that employees working in the facility this summer have already made note of the warehouse’s cool interior, even when outside temperatures rise above 30 degrees Celsius. “I will be interested to see the efficiency once we are in the building for an entire winter,” he says.

Tilt-Wall Ontario lifted its 2,000th panel on this project, and as interest in tilt-up construction grows in Ontario, we look forward to lifting many more. Contact us to learn more about whether tilt-up would be the right fit for your next construction project.