McCormick & Company

Close coordination with this client's Sustainability Managers was necessary for this facility to achieve LEED v4.1 certification.

Exterior view of the McCormick distribution center in Sparrows Point, MD

Value Delivered

ConCor Networks, Inc. installed low-voltage and sustainable cabling systems at McCormick & Company’s new, 1.8-million-square-foot spice distribution center in Sparrows Point, MD.

The project achieved LEED v4.1 certification, the next generation standard for sustainable, green-building design, construction, and performance. As part of the certification, we utilized Ortronics and Superior Essex sustainable cable that do not contain any of the 800 chemicals classified as most harmful to people and the environment by the International Living Future Institute.

Client Objectives

The new, state-of-the-art distribution center is part of McCormick’s efforts to expand their infrastructure and capabilities.


Our scope of work included:

  • Low-voltage and cabling solutions for interior electrical systems
  • Cabling for interior and exterior cameras, paging and mass notification systems, wireless access points, and data workstations
  • Basket cable tray system, device brackets, conduit glands, and pathway infrastructure consisting of cable supports and firestop
  • Intermediate distribution frame and main distribution frame telecom rooms, including racks, ladder tray, cable management, and power distribution units
  • Backbone cabling consisting of fiber optic OS2 and single mode cable
  • Telecom outlets consisting of Cat6A cables and connectivity hardware
  • Cat6A and fiber jumper patch cords
  • Ground wire and ground lugs to bond racks and termination hardware to telecom ground busbars

During the LEED-certification process, we worked closely with the Sustainability Managers at McCormick, as well as Ortronics and Superior Essex.

We helped to ensure all Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) were properly completed and submitted. An EPD is a transparent, objective report that communicates what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment across its entire life cycle.

Client Background

With more than 14,000 employees around the globe, McCormick is one of the largest producers of spices and related food products in the world.