Operations Office & Repair Facility, Ayr, Ontario
The new terminal paves the way for Hyndman to expand its fleet and connect with more top drivers. It will serve as a base of operations for recruiting and training/orientation. Hyndman Transport – the Canadian division of Celadon – has a reputation for being driver focused, and this new facility demonstrates that commitment. As such, the design of the facility needed to include dedicated space for a drivers’ lounge and dormitory, including showers, laundry and work stations. The terminal also houses a recruitment and training centre for drivers. Gateman-Milloy worked closely with Hyndman from the beginning, including identifying and securing the location. Site selection for the terminal was a key component of the relocation of the Hyndman terminal; it needed accessibility to the major transport route, to allow sufficient space for a terminal of this size, as well as considering relocation convenience of local employees who were already working at the original Kitchener, ON location.
The construction plan included insulated precast panels and glazed curtain wall accents on the exterior to allow natural light into the office and driver areas. Gateman-Milloy also needed to ensure that the state-of-the-art facility met strict criteria for security – C-TPAT (Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). In addition to that, the terminal construction included the largest in situ commercial concrete pour of 2016 – covering 9 acres.
- 12-acre site, including 9 acres of poured concrete
- 25,000 sq. ft. building size
- 15,000 sq. ft. maintenance shop
- 20,000 sq. ft. of space over two fl.oors
- All departments located conveniently in one building, including wash bay,
loading dock, drivers’ lounge and dormitory
We could not be more pleased with the partnership of Gateman-Milloy on the construction of this incredible facility. They helped us turn our vision into a reality
Mike Campbell – President of Hyndman Transport Limited