T.W. Frierson continues to grow presence in Cookeville, Putnam County


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Published in the Upper Cumberland Business Journal January 28, 2022

T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc. has been awarded the construction contract for a new FedEx Ground Package facility in Cookeville. The facility will feature a 240,000 square foot warehouse with an 11,000 square foot office and approximately a 4,000 square foot vehicle maintenance garage. This facility is designed by Castles Design Group, PLLC and will be located on approximately 50 acres located at 4676 Tennessee Avenue.

The developer for this project, The Westmoreland Group, based out of Huntsville, Alabama, also has several other FedEx Ground facilities under construction around the Southeast. 

This is the second project recently awarded to T.W. Frierson in Cookeville. T.W Frierson recently announced construction for the 936,000 square-foot tile manufacturing facility for Portobello Group in Baxter. The 92-acre project site is located on the south side of Interstate 40 at 8401 Ditty Road. The site was formerly known as the Tennessee Speedway Dirt Racetrack. Phase I will span 936,000 square feet, including 30,000 square feet of office space, a showroom, research-and-development lab and production lines

The construction team has deep ties to the Cookeville community. In addition to being active members of the Highlands Economic Partnership and Cookeville-Putnam Chamber, Shannon Patterson, Superintendent for the FedEx Ground project has led projects in the Upper Cumberland Region over his career, and most recently supervised the construction of Hörmann Manufacturing Facility located in White County. Patterson is a second generation employee owner at T.W. Frierson and has been a valuable team member for nearly 25 years. 

“We look forward to growing our presence in the Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland Region. As active members of the Highlands Economic Partnership, we recognize this region has tremendous growth opportunity and access to all the amenities that will bring high-impact jobs to the area. We can’t wait to see what the future holds,” said Brent Edwards, Vice President of Business Development at T.W. Frierson.

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