MCPS Food Distribution Center

8401 Turkey Thicket Drive Gaithersburg, Md. 20879

Owner: MCPS
Contact: Tom Davey
Title: CPF/Warehouse Specialist
Address: 8250 Old Montgomery Rd,      Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 301‐284‐4941  
Level Of Authority: Major subcontractor (TEI)  
Start:  November 2013
Completed:  February 2015 

MCPS Food Distribution Center

The general contract for the MCPS Food Distribution  center in Montgomery Village, MD  20879 was awarded  to Costello Construction. TEI was contracted as the  subcontractor for the electrical scope for this new 77,000  square foot warehouse and a four story parking garage.  The project started in November of 2013 and was  completed in February of 2015. Our strong project  management skills, teamwork collaboration and our  expertise in BIM provided us with the ability to accelerate  the schedule and meet a very aggressive deadline The  description of services provided by TEI included:   installation of two 3,000 amp, main switch boards, feeder  distribution throughout the building, lights & receptacles  in office spaces, and installation of lights and branch  circuiting for equipment in walk in coolers and  freezers.  The type of work TEI performed with in‐house forces  included: the installation of generators, transfer switches  and underground duct banks. The percentage of the work  that was completed by TEI subcontractors was 10%. 

GC: Costello Consturction 
Contact: Dave Costello
Title: Owner
Phone: 410‐365‐5700 

Highlight of MCPS Food Distribution Center

Setting up the parallel gear and generators and making them work in conjunction

Detailed scope of work:

  • Branch distribution
  • Switchgear
  • Transfer switches
  • Duct banks
  • 2 (450KVA) natural gas generators with a 2000 Amp paralleling gear (optional stand by generators)
  • 230 KVA emergency generator for light safety (back up generator)
  • Ran feeders and branch circuit to chillers, refrigerator equipment and pumps
  • Complete fire alarm system
  • Lighting protection
  • Data and cabling