Sunday, February 25, 2018


Scope of Work
Cianbro managed the architectural and engineering design and the construction of L.L. Bean’s 457,000 sf, two-story distribution center.

Project Details
  • Planned and managed the project budget and construction schedule
  • Managed the project design to ensure constructibility, quality, and cost control
  • Prepared RFPs and selected construction subcontractors who worked safely and met quality, schedule, and cost requirements
  • Self-performed concrete foundation and structural steel erection work
  • Managed and coordinated all project safety and quality control activities
  • Installed an electro-magnetically-driven, 272-meter-long multipack sorter with 289 trays, 256 “double-double” chutes with an 18,000 unit/hour sort capacity 
  • Installed an electro-magnetically-driven, 238-meter-long shipping sorter with 250 trays, 122 chutes with a 12,000 unit/hour sort capacity
“While L.L. Bean has a reputation for world class customer service, one could easily make the case that Cianbro has a world class safety program.” 
James R. Helming, Director Distribution Operations

Unique Challenge

The Cianbro team successfully met logistical and schedule challenges to install and start-up this unique sorter system—similar to the baggage handling system employed in the new Denver Airport—to be fully functional for L.L. Bean’s Christmas rush season.

Project Information

L.L. Bean  

Type of Project:
Commercial & Institutional

Construction Schedule:
Completed February 1996

Freeport, ME
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