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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December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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