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Construction is underway on an $82 million expansion of a Walgreens warehouse and distribution center in Perrysburg Township, Ohio, by Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction.

A summer 2019 completion for the 380,000-square-foot expansion is forecast, and the project is expected to create 350 jobs. Contegra is tasked with building the addition without disrupting operations in the existing 650,000-square-foot distribution facility which employs approximate 680 workers. When the expansion is completed, it will total more than one million square feet and allow Walgreens to continue supplying its existing stores and additional stores it acquired from Rite Aid.

The warehouse expansion is being constructed of tilt-up concrete panels and will feature 40-foot and 50-foot clear height warehouse spaces, 40 new dock doors, structural warehouse slabs, an automated storage and receiving system, pick modules, static racking, and conveyers. It will be fully climate controlled, lit with LED lighting and include break room and office spaces.

Contegra has constructed more than 30 projects for Walgreens in 13 states.

Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, medical, multi-family, office and retail projects. walgreenscontegra