EPDM Roofing System Covers Camrys

July 16, 2001

Toyota’s new Midwest Parts Center, located just south of Cincinnati, is the car manufacturer’s largest distribution warehouse center in the world. Owned and operated by Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc., the distribution center is located on an 86-acre site in the Airpark West development in Hebron, KY.

Spanning 18 football fields, the facility can store 8,800 Toyota Camrys under one roof. And, the roofing system specified for the roof itself was Firestone Building Products’ EPDM 60-mil. ballasted roof membrane, selected for its reliability and performance record, and 1-inch and 2.4-inch ISO 95+ polyiso insulation for energy efficiency.

Holland Roofing of Cincinnati was awarded the 840,400-square-foot roof installation. This particular project was unique because the general contractor required that a minimum of 20,000 square feet of roofing material be installed per day in order to meet the completion date. Up to 200 subcontractors worked daily in two different groups – one membrane installation crew and one roof deck crew – to get the job done. The large roll size of the EPDM membrane enabled the contractor to install approximately 25,000 to 30,000 square feet per day.

Holland Roofing successfully completed the project on time and within budget. The Parts Center now supplies more than 14,000 different parts to the Midwest and East Coast regions of the United States. EPDM roofing system by Firestone Building Products Co., Carmel, IN. Circle 202.

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