Saia completed the move in at its newest terminal located in Savannah, GA on October 21st. The new terminal was built adjacent to the existing terminal. This creative use of the land allowed Saia to expand capacity and relocate to an upgraded terminal with lower operational costs. The following improvements were made at the 11,880-square-foot, built to suit (BTS) terminal:
Custom Design – Being a Build to Suit terminal, a facility specifically constructed to meet design, location, and physical specifications of a tenant, Real Estate collaborated with the developer, providing maximum design input, to construct a terminal that projects the desired company image, provides a safe working environment, and is cost-effective. By incorporating Real Estate’s new building standards, which include durable finishes that are well suited for the work environment primarily compromised of heavy equipment, freight, and high traffic volume, Real Estate created a terminal that the employees are proud to call home.
Doors – The number of doors increased from 22 to 32. The small but impactful increase of 10 doors will alleviate the ever-growing door pressure while at the same time increase productivity and projected revenue.
Dock Equipment – The terminal is equipped with all new equipment, including dock stands, which are centralized command centers or workstations that allow the employees to organize and store commonly used tools. The dock stands also help to create a safe and well-maintain dock floor. Employees will be able to effectively move freight and maximize efficiency as well as productivity.
Yard and Parking Lot – The new terminal, siting on 1.55 acres, is equipped with an access controlled concrete yard and a dedicated employee parking area with 23 parking spaces. The yard is designed to accommodate 36 vans (53’) and 10 pups/trailers (28’).
Security- Saia’s new security standards were integrated in the building design. Automated vehicle access control, employee card access, and live closed circuit video (CCV) allows Saia to protect its assets; people, and equipment, while simultaneously serving as a vital aid in tracking freight.
Our commitment to our customers and employees remains our highest priority. Check out more updates we have made to another terminal in this blog post.