Johnson Outdoors

Mankato, MN | Food + Industrial

Overview

ISG helped Johnson Outdoors consolidate its operations into one facility location to simplify and streamline operations from production through shipping.


Opportunity

With operations previously housed in several facilities, Johnson Outdoors wanted to simplify its dynamic processes under one roof.

Solution

Outdoor adventure gear manufacturer Johnson Outdoors was managing operations out of several buildings before deciding to centralize into one facility. Due to the nature of the warehouse’s unique stacking systems and materials, the new facility required complex designs for an Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) fire suppression system to adhere to building codes. ISG’s detailed planning regarding the electrical utility, lighting, and ductwork successfully accommodated the sensitive performance requirements of the ESFR system.

Since the facility is used for office and warehousing space, the mechanical and electrical systems had to be designed to accommodate these different uses. ISG’s design team focused on providing sufficient electrical supply to meet these needs, equipping the building 1,000 amp, 480/277 volt 3-phase electrical service. The interior dynamics of the operation are in constant motion, with materials being processed from receiving to production, quality control, warehousing, and finally shipping. The majority of the operations take place at the south elevation where there are 22 overhead doors with linear blue canopies.


Market News

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June 22, 2020 (Waterloo, Iowa) – Based on its growing presence in eastern Iowa and efforts to give back to the community, ISG has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from Grow Cedar Valley, an organization devoted to the growth of businesses in the region. ISG’s Waterloo office was honored as one of two businesses of the year (1-50 full-time employees), marking the firm’s growing impact in the region since expanding its footprint to Waterloo in 2018.
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