This distribution center project for Meijer, Inc. consisted of two phases. Phase I called for construction of a 5,700 sq. ft. Machine Room to house the new refrigeration system, along with conversion of the existing freezer facility from a Freon to an ammonia-based system.
Phase II was the construction of a 160,000 sq. ft. cold storage addition, including tie-in to the new ammonia refrigeration system and 61 truck docks. The cold storage facility features 34 degree, 29 degree, and -10 degree rooms.
The produce line addition was constructed by Rockford as a fit-out in the pre-existing distribution facility and included the construction of a SQF certified produce line. This 13,000 sq. ft. addition features two produce lines that produce vegetable trays and vegetable cups. Equipment included two ammonia cooled chillers, wash tanks, carrot cutters, carrot peeler, and two complete packaging lines.