News

 

Ameriplex #4

December 6, 2017
>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group provided General Contracting Services for this 912,522 SF Speculative Distribution Center located in Indianapolis, IN. The 36’ clear building was placed upon a deep dynamically compacted site and featured an ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) fire protection system, WRHE (Water-Refrigerant Heat Exchanger) Heating System, 3,000 amp electrical services, 94 dock doors,…

Park North #8 – HAYNEEDLE TI

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group provided General Contracting services for this 991,847 square-foot distribution facility. The project includes site utilities, concrete paving, asphalt paving, landscaping, fencing, and ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) fire protection system including remote storage tank and pump room. The facility was constructed to consist of tilt walls with a TPO roof,…

Hamilton Mill N

December 5, 2017
>>Back to Newsletter   Project: Hamilton Mill N Monroe, OH - 129,920 SF KBD Group provided General Contracting services for this 129,920 SF warehouse/manufacturing facility with a 10,000 SF office space in Buford, Georgia. The building includes site utilities, concrete paving, 35 dock doors on a slab grade conventional concrete with 7 to 10 inch thickness.…

Warehouse/Distribution Projects (6/17 – 12/17)

>>Back to Newsletter WAREHOUSE / DISTRIBUTION PROJECTS (6/17 – 12/17)     Below is a list Warehouse/Distribution projects completed from June 2017 to December 2017 Project Name City State Size (Square-Foot) Interstate West  Austell  GA  762,253 Westridge Speculative Warehouse  McDonough  GA  612,551 Jefferson C Jefferson  GA  924,840 Hamilton Mill N - Carcoustics TI  Buford  GA …

XPO Logistics BTS

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group is providing Design/Build services for this 127,000 SF freezer/cooler warehouse facility. This project will include minimal sitework, construction of the building pad plus site utilities and parking. Building construction is being proposed as a steel structure with IMP panel exterior, underfloor warming at 78,000 SF freezer. The refrigeration system and…

Lehigh Valley 33 Logistics Center

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group provided General Contracting Services for this 242,515 SF Speculative Distribution Center located in Easton, PA. The building featured an ESFR fire protection system and remote water storage tank and associated fire pump, two 1200Amp electrical services, LED warehouse lighting, 38 dock positions with 2 drive in doors, parking for 45…

Haverty’s WDC Expansion

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group is providing General Contracting Services for this 157,000 SF addition to an existing Haverty's distribution center in Coppell, Texas. Work will include adding a truck entrance, guardhouse, tilt-up and steel structure, ductilcrete slab, shop area, battery charging and dock equipment. The building will support MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing) and…

Logistics Center at Wintergreen

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group is providing General Contracting Services for this 775,500 SF speculative distribution facility with 40 foot clear height, tilt wall concrete exterior walls and R16 single ply mechanically attached TPO roof, 7 inch reinforced concrete floor slabs, and 188 dock positions. The building was heated with gas fired roof mounted make-up…

Marukan Grand Opening

>>Back to Newsletter     Marukan Grand Opening Event   [caption id="attachment_5151" align="alignright" width="400"] Marukan Vinegar Facility - Griffin, Georgia[/caption] On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Marukan Vinegar celebrated the official Grand Opening of their new facility in Griffin, Georgia, located on 16.2 acres in the Lakes at Green Valley Industrial Park. The 77,000 square-foot facility…

KBD Group Awards 2017

>>Back to Newsletter   KBD Awards 2017 [caption id="attachment_7983" align="alignright" width="300"] 2017 KBD Group Awards[/caption] In the 2017 AGC Build Georgia Awards Program have earned honors in: Beauflor Cushion Cinyl Flooring Plant - Earned First Place in its construction group Toppan Barrier Film Plant- Earned First Place in its construction group The AGC Build Georgia…

Rinnai Ground Breaking

>>Back to Newsletter Rinnai – Ground Breaking Event!   In April 2018, KBD will complete the expansion of existing office space for Rinnai America Corporation, head-quartered in Peachtree City, Georgia. Rinnai America, established in 1974, is a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan. Rinnai Corporation is one of the world’s largest gas appliance manufacturers,…

Tool-Flo Ground Breaking

>>Back to Newsletter   [caption id="attachment_7690" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Scroll down to see more ground breaking photos[/caption]   Tool-Flo – Ground Breaking Event! KBD Group was proud to support Tool-Flo’s ground breaking event on May 9, 2017. The 118,000 SF building in Pearland, Texas is currently being constructed on 15 acres at the southeast corner of…

Jefferson C

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group provided General Contracting services for the Jefferson C warehouse distribution building is located in Jackson County Georgia at a 225-acre business park. The 924,480 square-foot facility is strategically located in an area that provides access to local and regional distribution. Some construction highlights include tilt panels, 6" ductilcrete slab, 155…

Operations Meeting Biannual

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Operations Meeting KBD recently held our Biannual Operations Meeting at our Atlanta, Georgia, offices with KBD Leadership from around the globe in attendance to share ideas and plans for continued achievement of the KBD Vision: To provide first class services to our clients in target markets, develop healthy and sustainable organizations,…

Employee Spotlight Jungo

>>Back to Newsletter “The key to success is to establish the basis of design in the early stage of the project.” - Jungo Ogihara     At KBD, we celebrate our employees each month as they are the the key to our continued success. Through the diligence and dedication of our team members, KBD is…

Westridge

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group provided General Contracting services for the Westridge Speculative Warehouse. The 612,551 square-foot facility on a 46 acre site in McDonough Georgia less than one mile from I-75. Some highlights of the building includes 127 insulated dock doors, 14 ramped drive-in doors, 145 trailer storage locations, and 294 auto parking spaces.…

Interstate West

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group provided Design-Build services for a 55 acre site with a 762,253 SF speculative tilt-up warehouse including dock doors, dock ramps and MEP. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="60" gal_title="Interstate West Gallery"]   Below is a list Warehouse/Distribution projects completed from June 2017 to December 2017 Project Name City State Size (Square-Foot) Interstate West  Austell …

B/S/H

>>Back to Newsletter KBD Group provided Design-Build services for this 378,000 SF home appliance distribution facility. Scope of work includes design for Civil, Architectural, Structural, and MEP, soils report for sitework/earthwork which includes extensive wetlands. Utilities, paving, fencing, unracked floor storage, lights, ventilation with LVMS fans, battery charging and maintenance are also in the scope…

Building Tire Manufacturing Facilities

August 23, 2017
Many of us know that tires play a major role in driving the US economy.   According to the Statistic Portal, in 2014, there were about 214 million licensed drivers in the United States, and tire sales are showing no signs of slowing down with a 0.9% annual growth from 2011-2016. KBD is proud to…

2017 Superintendent’s Meeting

June 19, 2017
KBD Group Superintendent’s Meeting PRIDE, PASSION & INTEGRETY On May 2, 2017, Kajima Building & Design Group (KBD Group) kicked off its First Annual Superintendent's Meeting. The Superintendents met at the Wyndham Hotel in Buckhead-Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss KBD Goals and to share best practices. Agenda items included discussions on Safety, Quality Assurance, Technology, Planning,…

Jim Goodwin Panelist at the Select USA Investment Summit

June 15, 2017
Don't Miss the Site Selection Panel at the Select USA Investment Summit We’re excited to have Jim Goodwin, Senior Vice President of Kajima Building & Design Group, as a panelist speaker at the Select USA Investment Summit in Washington, DC on Sunday, June 18 at 5 pm.  The topic of discussion is titled “Best Practices…

Process Design and Construction

May 17, 2017
PROCESS INSTALLATION DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES: Proper installation is vital to the long-term success of manufacturing systems. At KBD Group, we know what it takes to design, build, upgrade, and reconfigure manufacturing facilities. We understand how to seamlessly integrate process and building requirements to achieve the ultimate objective for a successful operation. Our engineering and…

Tire Expo

Jim Goodwin “Keynote,” Speaker at the 2017 Tire Technology Expo Jim Goodwin, Senior Vice President of Kajima Building and Design Group, was a keynote speaker at the Tire Technology Expo which took place in Germany on February 15, 2017. At the event, Jim spoke on the topic of “Development and Construction of New Manufacturing Facilities.”…

Jeff May

  Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc. (KBD Group) in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey May has joined the firm as our Project Executive. This development will help KBD Group to further develop our growing portfolio. Jeff brings a wealth of wisdom, practice, and background from within the industry, adding over 35…

Chad Walker

  Dallas, TX: Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc. (KBD Group) is pleased to announce that Chad Walker has joined the firm as Business Development Manager. Mr. Walker brings over a decade of business development and construction industry experience to KBD Group.   Mr. Walker came to KBD Group from the economic development field where…

KBD Operations Meeting

“There is no growth in the comfort zone.” Jeff Stiner, Executive Vice President of Operations KBD Operations Meeting KBD Group held its first annual operations meeting of the year on March 7, 2017, with the theme, “Advancing into a New ERA.” KBD Operations meetings, which occur biannually, enable KBD leadership from around the United States…

Employee Spotlight- Saba

    “Whatever I have learned about construction, I have learned at KBD” - Saba Hariri Diba   KBD Group is proud to present this edition’s employee spotlight. This month, we would like to shine the spotlight on Saba Hariri Diba. Saba started with KBD Group as an intern in the Summer of 2012. One…

Jeff Stiner Appointed As New President And CEO

Jeff Stiner Appointed New CEO of Kajima Building & Design Group Inc.   Atlanta, GA, April 25, 2017 – Kajima Building & Design Group Inc. (KBD Group) has announced the appointment of Jeff Stiner as their new President and CEO. Jeff has assumed responsibilities on April 25,2017 and will succeed Shin Urano, who remains President…

Marukan

KBD: Designing and Building the Marukan Vinegar Plant KBD completed Marukan’s first vinegar plant on the East Coast. Located in Griffin, Georgia, the facility will be sized at 77,795 square feet when completed. The manufacturing plant will produce and distribute premium rice vinegar for its growing customers in the Southeast. Some of the work in…

PFG Oakwood

Performance Food Group Expansion of Food Distribution Facility in Oakwood Georgia KBD Group has completed the construction of a 175,000-square foot greenfield foodservice facility for Performance Food Group (PFG). The facility is in Oakwood Georgia and will be located 43 acres adjacent to the current operation. The new building will include freezer space, meat cutting…

Beauflor

KBD Group and Beauflor USA, LLC KBD Group proudly partners with our clients to provide solutions that positively impact their businesses. We are delighted to complete the Beauflor construction of two buildings, totaling more than 546,109 SF: One building consisted of a 325,163 SF manufacturing facility and the other, a 220,946 SF warehouse. The Manufacturing…

Employee Spotlight- Shams Khan

September 30, 2016
Employee Spotlight: Shams Khan At KBD, our employees are the backbone of our business, allowing us to provide superior performance and excellent service to our clients. This month, we would like to shine the spotlight on Shams Khan. Khan been employed at KBD for 29 years, starting as a Superintendent in 1987. Khan now holds a…

Kajima Wins Championship Game at the Nippon Club Baseball Tournament in New York

  Nippon Club Baseball Tournament In New York With a score of 1-0, KBD won First Place at the 41st Nippon Baseball Tournament, defeating team Matsui.  This win earned their fifth overall title and their second in the last three tournaments. The game proved to be a pitcher’s duel, scoreless until KBD's Takashi Mishima connected…

Valmiera Ground Breaking

Ground Breaking: On May 9, 2016, Valmiera broke ground on a $90 million expansion in Laurens County Georgia, expecting to bring more than 500 jobs to the community.   We at KBD are honored to have the opportunity to partner with Valmiera in design and construction of thier new glass factory expansion project.    Jeff…

2nd Annual Operations Meeting

KBD’s Operations meeting took place on August 9, 2016.   This marks the 2nd and final meeting of the year as KBD discussed how to build a better future.   Business attendees included leadership from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Los Angeles, Memphis, and New Jersey. Some of the Meeting Highlights included: Increase Safety awareness and…

PFG Oakwood Site Wins The KBD National Site Safety Award

  Every year, KBD selects a job site team to be awarded the National Site Safety Award for their outstanding safety management and documentation.   This year, the award was presented to PFG Oakwood in Georgia. The award was presented by KBD’s own Mike Roush, National Safety Director, responsible for the implementation of the company’s…

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, New York

September 28, 2016
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, New York The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) office is an interior built out space in the commercial bank industry, located in New York City, New York.   SMTB needed to relocate their office from Madison Avenue to the Avenue of the Americas(AOA) in order to support the growing staff and…

Building Tire Manufacturing Plants

September 27, 2016
Many of us know that tires play a major role in driving the US economy.   According to the Statistic Portal, in 2014, there were about 214 million licensed drivers in the United States, and tire sales are showing no signs of slowing down with a 0.9% annual growth from 2011-2016. KBD is proud to…

Award of Merit & Safety Excellence

July 29, 2016
Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia Recognizes Recipients of 2016 Excellence In Construction and Safety Award Kajima Building & Design Group won several awards for their continued commitment to jobsite safety and constructed projects.   The ceremony was presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. and took place at the Georgia Aquarium on July…

Toyo Tire Facility Awarded 1st Place in Design/Build Delivery Method

June 22, 2016
[caption id="attachment_4722" align="alignnone" width="2838"] Award Winning Project[/caption] KBD Group won 1st place in the Design/Build delivery method for the Toyo Tires facility at the 2016 AGC Build Georgia Awards ceremony.   The reward was based upon new construction projects completed by contractors with gross construction revenue totaling more than $100M.   The event took place…

KBD GROUP & DUCTILCRETE

May 2, 2016
With construction on the rise due to an increasing annual number of projects, concrete technology has significantly evolved, providing better solutions to help improve time, efficiency, and quality. Ductilcrete is fairly new to the market and KBD has utilized its capabilities in many projects ranging from 12,000 square feet to 980,000 square feet pouring over…

Kraiburg Opens New HQ Facility

December 11, 2015
[mp_row] [mp_span col="6"] [mp_video src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdYEacQjQzs"] [/mp_span] [mp_span col="6"] [mp_text] KRAIBURG TPE GRAND OPENING EVENT “Alles gute” (all the best) to our client, KRAIBURG TPE, who opened its new 65,000-SF U.S. HQ and manufacturing facility in Buford, Georgia. KRAIBURG, a German-based global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers, broke ground on the facility in 2014. This project represents…

Continental Tire Named KBD Group As General Contractor

September 28, 2015
Continental Tire named KBD Group as general contractor on the phase two expansion of its Sumter, South Carolina facility. The new phase will total approximately 720,000-SF including a new production hall and expanded warehouses, and will create more than 800 new jobs. Click here for more details

BFS USA Awards KBD Group $40 Million Manufacturing Project

March 2, 2015
ATLANTA (March 2, 2015) – Kajima Building & Design Group was recently awarded BFS USA’s first headquarters in the United States. The design-build project consists of a 309,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a 221,000-square-foot warehouse on 167 acres of land in Cartersville for the Belgium-based manufacturer. BFS USA produces raw materials, intermediate goods and offers an extensive…

GE Locomotive Facility Wins 2 ENR Awards

March 3, 2014
The GE Locomotive Manufacturing Facility in Fort Worth, Texas that KBD Group designed and constructed wins 2 ENR awards. Click on the links below for details. Specialty Contracting Safety Award

Time Lapse Video of Speculative Shell Building

January 29, 2014
Click on the link below to see six months of construction in less than 35 seconds on our YouTube page. This 431,285 SF speculative shell building is located in Crossroads Industrial Park in Olive Branch, MS. Please click here to see the Time Lapse video.

Top 100 Design Build Firms

June 10, 2013
In ENR's June 10, 2013 issue KBD Group is ranked 90th among the top 100 Design Build firms in the United States. Please clickhere to view PDF.

Kubota Chooses Georgia for the Long Haul (Video)

May 6, 2013
Kubota recently opened a new $73 million manufacturing facility in Jefferson, Georgia. Visit the link to see a video about Kubota's presence in Georgia.Please click here to view video.

US Journal

May 15, 2010
Please click here to view PDF.