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Location: Deer Lodge, Tenn.
Size: 3,000 sq. ft.
Complete: Under Construction
Owner: Cobb-Vantress, Inc.

Cobb-Vantress Improvements

Cobb-Vantress, Inc. has partnered with J&S Construction in a Design-Build effort to make some necessary modifications to its existing employment center in Deer Lodge, located about 50 miles east of Cookeville. The changes will require office renovations within the existing facility as well as a 3,000 square-foot expansion.

Cobb is the world’s oldest pedigree broiler breeding company and a research and development company engaged in the production improvement and sale of broiler breeding stock. Given the nature of its business, Cobb employees are required to shower-in at the Deer Lodge facility prior to entering the “clean” work area. J&S Construction will add four new shower stalls and locker room space within the existing building that will help minimize employee wait time. In addition to the locker room renovations, the upgraded office space will include 15 new offices, a new conference room, a new reception office, an interview room, IT room and an expanded break room.

The building addition will be a pre-engineered metal building that will match the existing building configuration. The building exteriors will receive a standing seam metal roof and a painted metal siding for the walls. Interior finishes will include acoustical ceilings, painted walls and luxury vinyl plank flooring in the office areas with ceramic tile flooring in the shower areas. Mechanical systems will be added for the expanded footprint and reworked as required in the renovated areas. New LED lighting will also be provided in the addition.

A very important factor of this project will be the separation of the construction work area from the “clean” operations side of the facility. Additionally, it will be critical for J&S Construction to phase the work in such a way that minimizes downtime for the Owner. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.