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SAIA LTL Freight Terminal, Grayslake, Ill.

Photo: Joseph Allen
Photo: Joseph Allen

Three buildings make up SAIA Corp.’s SAIA LTL Freight Terminal: a freight terminal, maintenance shop and office building. To build the facility, Thomas Phoenix International Inc. used metal building systems, metal roofing and metal wall panels.

Mid-West Steel Building Co.’s metal building systems were used for all three buildings. The freight terminal’s roof has a 16-foot eave height, the maintenance shop has a 20-foot-high eave and the office building has an eave height of 14 feet, 5 11/16 inches. Two valleys run between the office building and freight terminal. The roofs have 12 hips: six on the maintenance shop, four on the freight terminal and two on the office building. Eave overhangs at 6 feet and 10 feet go around all three buildings.

For the 47,000-square-foot freight terminal, a foundation curb was poured at 4 feet to match the loading dock elevation before steel was erected on top of the footings.

For the freight terminal roof, Thomas Phoenix International installed MBCI's BattenLok standing seam panels in Medium Bronze, fiberglass insulation and a fall protection/insulation support system. Additionally, it installed 136 of MBCI's skylights. For the freight terminal walls, MBCI's AVP panels in Medium Bronze were installed. There are 130 overhead doors from Wayne Dalton Corp. as well.

For the roof on the 20,000-square-foot maintenance shop, Thomas Phoenix International installed MBCI’s 16-inch-wide BattenLok standing seam roof system in Medium Bronze. For the maintenance shop’s walls, Thomas Phoenix International installed MBCI’s AVP panels in Brownstone. The roof and walls are insulated with 6-inch fiberglass insulation.

The 5,000-square-foot office building is attached to the freight terminal. For its roof, MBCI’s 16-inch-wide BattenLok standing seam roof system in Medium Bronze, fiberglass insulation and Skyliner Fabrics Inc.'s Skyliner Insulation System were installed. The project was completed in January 2016.