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Jack Daniel’s Distillery

D.F. Chase was selected as the builder of the new Jack Daniel’s Distillery which is now nestled in the hills of Lynchburg, Tennessee just up the hollow from the older historic world-famous distillery location. The new distillery features all of the same processes that have made Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whisky world-renowned, but this new state-of-the-art facility has been described as Goliath in size compared to any other distillery of its kind. Feeding water to this new distillery is the famous cave that sits about six hundred feet below the new distillery that was carefully guarded during construction from any contaminates or structural concerns. The new distillery features hundreds of tanks and miles of process piping systems all used in the process to ferment and make the coveted Tennessee whisky. The new distillery was designed and the first phase set up for expansions of every aspect of the distillery as Jack Daniel’s continues to grow and dominate the bourbon world market. D.F. Chase is proud to be part of Tennessee history being the builder of this unique project and D.F. Chase is proud to have had a part in the making of a product that will ship out all over the world.

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VOLKSWAGEN UTILITIES MEDIA CENTER

Chattanooga, Tennessee

SSOE designed this building as the utility distribution center for all of the production facilities. This 35,000 square foot building consists of a concrete slab-on-grade, precast concrete columns, and a structural steel roof frame with insulated metal wall panels. This facility also includes a cooling tower area with concrete basins and a complete galvanized structural frame. Close coordination with Volkswagen equipment suppliers, and also with mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection and all other building contractors happened on a continual basis due to the congestion of this area on the project site. This project was completed in five months.

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VOLKSWAGEN TRAINING CENTER

Chattanooga, Tennessee

This 150,000 square foot building consists of a concrete slab-on-grade, precast concrete columns, and a structural steel roof frame with insulated metal wall panels. Close coordination with Volkswagen equipment suppliers, and also with mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection and all other building contractors happened on a continual basis due to the congestion of this area on the project site. The schedule for this type of project was very aggressive for a building of this size, and was completed in five months.

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HUNT BROTHERS PIZZA ADDITION

Nashville, Tennessee

D.F. Chase, Inc. was hired as the construction manager for a 20,000 square foot addition to the Hunt Brothers Pizza Corporate Headquarters and Distribution Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The addition consists of a retrofit of the corporate office area, additional dry warehouse space and loading docks, new cool dock, a new 3,400 square foot freezer, and relocation of an existing 3,400 square foot freezer. The project also included the construction of a new 1,700 square foot R&D kitchen which serves as a category F5 tornado shelter. Hunt Brothers supplies ready- to-heat pizza to over 7,000 stores in 28 states.

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CROSSVILLE CERAMICS (CHASE DESIGN-BUILD)

Crossville, Tennessee

D.F. Chase, Inc. was selected to master plan, design and construct a new production facility for Crossville Ceramics. The initial phase consisted of 265,000 square feet complete with raw material storage, rolling mills, process areas, kiln lines and a distribution warehouse. We returned again to add 60,000 square feet to the warehouse and 9,000 square feet to the process areas. Thirdly, we were again summoned to add another 85,000 square feet to the distribution warehouse. All work was contracted to Chase with single source responsibility for design and construction.