Volk Transfer

Mankato, MN | Food + Industrial


ISG designed a warehouse and shipping facility that accommodates Volk Transfer’s corporate headquarters.


Volk Transfer provides shipping, warehousing, and logistics for a wide variety of customers both regionally and long-haul. With continual growth it was apparent they needed a larger and more modern facility.


The selected location for Volk Transfer’s new facility was adjacent to U.S. Highway 14 (US14) in Mankato, Minnesota, an inter-regional highway corridor. The site has high visibility from the heavily traveled highway, which was maximized for exposure when designing and siting the prominent building. A major challenge of the site was the fairly shallow soil depth, leading to impervious bedrock quickly. To minimize excavation costs, the building site was raised, reducing the need for utility excavation.

The bold new building was constructed of economical and durable precast concrete, which allowed for a shortened construction schedule. The facility, which encompasses shipping and warehousing, also serves as the company’s headquarters. Therefore, designs required docking and warehouse spaces, in addition to a modern office that reflects the quality service the company provides. This feat was accomplished through constructing a two-story structure, featuring a uniquely vaulted entryway. To complete the modern construction, red exterior accents were included to showcase the Volk logo facing the highly traveled roadway.

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