2017 | Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 sq.ft) | 2nd Place

Truck Centers, Inc.
Built By:
Morton Buildings, Inc.
Effingham, IL
Building use, importance, and newsworthiness:

The facility is a dealership for a Freightliner truck dealer and provides sales, parts, and service at this location. With easy access from both interstates I-57 and I-70 this location provides great service to the trucking industry. As part of the development the northern edge of the property was given to the city of Effingham, which allowed them to extend the city bike trail network to the west.

Unique features:

The shop was constructed with steel interior support columns and 6.75 in. x 28.6 in. glu-lam rafters at 20 ft oc. This open ceiling configuration allowed for the installation of 2- 7.5 ton overhead cranes. The rooftop solar system will produce nearly enough power to support that facility while of is in operation. 

Post-frame advantage:

The flexibility, clear-span capabilities, and energy efficiency of post-frame construction helped meet the owners' needs in this new facility.

Cost per Sq. Ft.:


Duration to complete:

270 Days