Rinchem Cornelius
This new concrete tilt-up project serves Rinchem’s expanding presence in the advanced-tech market.
  • Location: Cornelius, Oregon
  • Architect: MDG
  • Owner: Rinchem

The chemical warehouse is a type H2, H3, and H4- occupancy and includes a detached isolation tank and trailer parking pad, storm detention pond, site parking, as well as preparation for future expansion. This project included several technical aspects including a unique fire suppression system for flammable liquid storage, chemical resistant epoxy flooring, super flat slabs for wire-guided forklift aisles and a fully fireproofed roof structure.

Additionally, the building is fully temperature controlled and includes a backup generator for 24/7 operations. Challenging the project teams, local jurisdictions are often new to chemical storage. This required our teams to spend time providing education and guidance to keep the work moving forward while simultaneously maximizing the building’s ability to protect the occupants and public from any spills.