Grocery ResinDek MAX Installed

Large Grocery Store Chain Increases Space While Saving Time & Money

A German-based chain of discount supermarkets has worldwide operations with more than 9,000 stores in different parts of Europe, including 580 retail stores in the United Kingdom. To properly service these stores, high efficiency warehouse distribution centers are required within a short distance.

Due to rapid growth an elevated platform had to be constructed within their existing chiller portion of the warehouse. Speed, economy, and a warrantable solution was high on their list. In addition, the mezzanine had to store large heavy pallets of dairy products that had to be moved about with an electric pallet truck. The combined live and dead load of 7,275 lbs narrowed the decking choices to three:

  • Concrete, which was expensive and impractical with the very cool temperatures in the chiller at 37° F. and working around existing structures.
  • 1.5" Chipboard with a steel overlay was less expensive, but did not come with a warranty.
  • ResinDek® Max

ResinDek® MAX was chosen because of its economical solution and its exclusive warranty. "Our biggest initial concern was timing", said the Procurement Manager. "We had our pre-construction meeting in late August, and needed to have the structure operational by early December. There were 7 different trades that had to work around our existing operations in a tight space. Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® came to the initial meeting, and found a way to get the project delivered on time.".

"Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® provided excellent installation support for this mezzanine. They were able to deliver the ResinDek® MAX and B Deck all the way from the United States to our job site in Lutterworth within 6 weeks after the order was placed. When we were ready for assembly, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® provided on-site support for 2-1/2 days. During the time of order processing, they ran a simulated load test to verify that our installation could be warranted for the exact beam spacing, load and beam type that we were planning to use. After the completion of the project, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® sent two representatives to meet with us and the end user to assist with minor repairs and to provide advice regarding cleaning and maintenance of the ResinDek MAX. The service and support that we received on this project were exceptional.".