New Life for an Old Friend

The Hollingsworth Companies has been in the industrial building business for over 30 years. Unlike most industrial developers, we maintain ownership of the buildings we build wherever possible. That has allowed us to grow our portfolio of industrial customers across the Southeast and Midwest. With that long run of success comes some interesting challenges. After a lease, an expansion, and half a dozen renewals covering 21 years of continuous leasing, what do you do with a building returned to you that very much looks like it is from the late 20th century?

The pre-engineered steel structure is as strong as the day it was built, and the factory finished siding still looks great. The Galvalume standing seam roofing has another 15 years of service life. But, walking inside is like walking back in time. The insulation is a bit dingy, and the old metal halide lighting fixtures buzz loudly as they emit a fraction of their original brightness. What to do?

We recently had built an indoor practice facility for our hometown Clinton High School where we were introduced to heavy duty sports impact grade liner systems. This upgrade was just the ticket to provide a clean, new, and extra durable finish throughout on the walls and ceiling. It covers the purlins and girts and gives a much cleaner and easier to maintain appearance. It also provides the opportunity to increase the insulation in the walls and roof at the same time.

We then swapped out the old metal halide lights with new compact form-factor LED high output light fixtures to brightly show off the fantastic new interior.

Now, we are ready for a couple more decades of warehousing with a hefty dose of new efficiencies. Give us a call, we would be happy to show off our old friend and his new make-over!

“Joe Hollingsworth participated as one of our first equity investors. In addition, Joe Hollingsworth has served as a board member and leading advisor for strategic planning and direction.” — Scott Kelley, President and CEO, Service Center Metals