IKEA - Joliet, IL
Answering the Call to the Midwest.
Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA selected Gray to design and build its new Midwest distribution center in Illinois. This new facility is responsible for serving the inventory needs of stores throughout the Midwest.
- LocationJoliet, IL
- Square Footage1,250,751 s.f.
- Operational18 months
LEEDing the Way
The central location of the facility allows goods to be received at coastal ports from both Asia and Europe, and then transported inland to Joliet for distribution. Located on 72 sprawling acres, this project marked the seventh partnership between Gray and IKEA.
IKEA’s Joliet facility features the largest solar rooftop in Illinois, including a massive 470,545 s.f. solar array that consists of a 2.91 MW system build with 8,966 panels. Annually, it produces approximately 3,411,600kWh of electricity for the building, earning it the LEED Gold distinction.
Process & Packaging Systems Engineering
Automation & Controls
Custom equipment Ovens & cookers Process skids Batching equipment Clean-in-place systems Bioreactors Extruders Distributed products Mixers & blenders
When IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing giant, needed to double the size of its Maryland distribution center, it turned to Gray – their original design-builder.
IKEA is an innovative producer and distributor of functional, low-priced home furnishings. The company and Gray have worked closely together on six projects dating back to 2002. For this project, IKEA asked Gray to build a 867,078 s.f. office and warehouse facility, including 150,241 s.f. of AS/RS area.
IKEA is an innovative producer and distributor of functional, low-priced home furnishings. The company and Gray have worked closely together on six projects dating back to 2002. For this project, IKEA asked Gray to build a 646,000 s.f. distribution center in Washington state. The facility supplies West Coast stores.
Gray is a fully integrated global service provider specializing in engineering, design, construction, digital, equipment manufacturing, and real estate services.