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sorting facility for moving large, non-conveyable shipments around the world

Building 5 Distribution Center

01 Challenge

In order to make more efficient use of package delivery, DHL sought to enhance infrastructure and add state-of-the-art sorting capabilities to their global hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) while following high-security TSA building design regulations and implementing eco-friendly design solutions.

02 Solution

Building 5 is a two-story 180,000-SF sorting facility designed to house operations for large non-conveyable shipments from all over the world. The first floor consists primarily of sorting stations with drive lanes for forklifts, while the second-floor mezzanine is primarily unoccupied space for automated sort equipment designed by a material handling company. Office space and inspection areas are also included for US Custom and Border Protection.

Quick Facts

Size 180,000 SF

Location Erlanger, KY

Completion Date 2012