Blue Rock constructs 1 million-square-foot distribution warehouse for NorthPoint Development

  • Client:                    NorthPoint Development
  • Project:                  Distribution Warehouse
  • Location:               Bethel, PA
  • Size:                         1,000,000  square feet
  • Architect:             Studio North Architecture
  • Responsibility:   Construction Management

Blue Rock was proud to partner with NorthPoint Development to deliver a 1 million-square-foot distribution warehouse at Berks Park 78 in Bethel, Pa.

The new facility took 12 months to complete and featured:

  • 300,000+ cubic-yard earthwork movement
  • Precast panel walls
  • 40’ clear height
  • MEP-FP design-build

“The original design for a tilt-panel project was changed to a precast project as we headed into winter,” said Senior Project Manager Tom Gutherman. “Blue Rock was able to negotiate the changes for the developer and a tenant was quickly identified for the property. This, in turn, generated additional large-scale changes to the project.”

Tom also noted, “The warehouse became a conditioned space, emergency power generation was required for 75% of the structure, TI design was developed, as well as considerable changes to the site. All in all, the constant communications in the field by Blue Rock and the tradesmen have allowed for constant progress to completion.”


The tenant space includes a cafeteria, lockers, conference rooms, and bathrooms. Other features also include:

  • Shipping office and truckers lounge
  • Three remote restrooms
  • Battery charging area for up to 50 forklifts
  • Maintenance/scrubber dump rooms
  • Two dog areas and an employee patio
  • Four drive-in doors
  • 80 dock doors and levelers with the ability to increase to 174 dock positions
View the NorthPoint groundbreaking and story on 69News WFZ-TV.

Prior to construction, a high-profile groundbreaking ceremony was held that included Pa. State Senator David Argall and U.S. Representative Daniel P. Meuser, and other local officials.

Senator Argall stated, “Working with professionals like NorthPoint, Blue Rock Construction, and Schlouch Incorporated, makes projects of this magnitude go much more smoothly.”

Blue Rock Executive Vice President Tom Meagher shares a congratulatory fist pump with Barry Schlouch, president of Schlouch Inc., during the groundbreaking.

Thank You
Blue Rock enjoyed a successful project for NorthPoint Development by partnering with some of the best companies in the business. Blue Rock extends our appreciation to the following organizations for a job well done!

Alpha Signs • American Flag Shoppe • Castetter Masonry LLC • CB Flooring • C2C Designs • CV  Services, Inc. • Fabcon  • HABCO Structural • JDR Fixtures  • Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection • Lorne G. Seifert, LLC • Ludgate Engineering, Inc • MA Yeakel Sons, Inc. • McCombs Steel Company • Mettler Toledo • Nu Cor Management, Inc. • Protek Roofing • Robinson Steel Company • SA Comunale Company, Inc. • Schlouch Inc. • South Jersey Glass & Door  • Stokes Equipment Company • Studio North Architecture  • The Witmer Company • Tracorp • Van Eerden Coatings Company • Vicon Construction, LLC • Wallace Engineering



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