Southeastern Freight Lines


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Southeastern Freight Lines

Corporate Headquarters, Lexington, SC

Project Details
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Southeastern Freight Lines
Corporate Headquarters
Lexington, SC

Service-Lines: Furniture, Architectural Walls, Audiovisual and Relocation

Products Used: Steelcase

McWaters has worked with Southeastern Freight Lines for over 20 years on both the headquarters and distribution centers across North America. We are currently working on design of a four story annex building and re-design of the existing five story headquarters facility in Columbia, SC

Floor plan of the office workstationsSoutheastern Freight Lines survey results in order of importance

Project Scope

Design: The Southeastern Freight Lines brand and culture are important influences on the design for this project, and McWaters' long-standing business partnership and understanding of our client's needs is invaluable. 

The design challenge is to accommodate a 10-year projected employee growth plan and incorporate new workstations and workplace trends within a 19-year-old existing building. Design for the existing building will be replicated and adapted to the design of the new four story annex.

Schedule: New Annex Building will be complete in Fall of 2015. 

Mock up showing shorter workstation panel heightsFloor plans of the officeMock up of two workstations


McWaters conducted surveys to determine the individual needs of each department within the organization. This process allowed for more insight into the expected five- and 10-year growth estimates, and employee input on what makes an effective, enjoyable workplace. 

This approach allowed us to show the client how shorter workstation panel heights would bring more natural light into the space, and how the addition of sound masking would help with the more open environment on all floors. Workstation and private office mockups were ordered so that the client could evaluate the size and layout of proposed workstations and offices before finalizing layouts of each floor. Furniture solutions from Steelcase and Coalesse will be included as well as Privacy Walls by Steelcase. 

In addition to programing and selecting furniture options for the workspaces, McWater's AV team addressed needs for integrated technology in both public and conference areas. Room Wizards by Steelcase, digital display signage, and motorized window shades with Crestron control will be utilized throughout the project.  

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McWaters Account Manager: Teresa Land

McWaters Designer: Nan Prouse

McWaters Audiovisual and Technology Team:  Chris Brasington and Mel Mays

Architect/Partners: Jumper, Carter, Sease Architects