The Allstate Steel Co. of Jacksonville has won a $5.8 million contract to supply structural steel for a 450,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Stores Inc. distribution center in Mebane, North Carolina.

Allstate will fabricate and erect more than 1,060 tons of steel for the $85 million building, it said in a news release. The structural steel phase is scheduled to be complete in December this year and the project is expected to be completed in April 2016.

The general contractor is The Pike Co., based in Rochester, New York.

The distribution center for perishable goods between Raleigh and Greensboro will serve 160 Wal-Mart stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Wal-Mart expects to open the center in early summer or late fall 2016, creating 450 new jobs.

For more information on the contract, contact Allstate at 904-694-0660; for information on the company, visit its website.

Allstate also won a $1.6 million contract to supply structural steel for the new chemistry/chemical biology building at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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