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Byron King | SBJ

From the Ground Up: Imperial Inc.

246 Johnstown Drive, Rogersville

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Owner: Imperial Inc.
General contractor: Williams Construction Co.
Architect: R.E. Werner Architect LLC
Engineers: CJW Transportation Consultants LLC, civil; Miller Engineering PC, structural; and Schober Engineering LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 67,000 square feet
Cost: Would not disclose
Lender: Would not disclose
Estimated completion: August
Project description: An Imperial Inc. distribution center is being built in Rogersville. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company produces snacks and bottled beverages for vending machines and offers options to purchase machines and products together. Additionally, the company produces coffee and coffee machines, and water and ice machines. Imperial’s website indicates the company also stocks “micro-markets,” a convenience store concept with kiosks that are tailored for breakrooms. All materials used for these markets and machines will be housed in the new operation center and held there for local distribution, said Emily Kinney, general manager of the Springfield location. As Imperial moves out of its current location on Webster Street, this building will allow for expansion and for the company to accommodate the growth in both the warehouse and office service, Kinney said. There are 18 new offices in the building, and more than 100 employees will be making the move.

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