Win Chill Cold Storage celebrated the completion of the second phase of a 330,000-square-foot cold storage distribution center in Sioux Falls SD, bringing in more than 100 new jobs to the area.
What makes the new 57-ft-high distribution center unique is that it is cold—very cold. Freezers with temperatures from 0° F to –20° F hold more than 54,500 pallet positions, storing frozen protein products and servicing food manufacturers in a 200-mile radius.
Jeff Davis, president of Win Chill Cold Storage, said, “The first 205,000-sq-ft warehouse was only open for a year, and our customers approached us needing more space. For phase two, we added an additional 125,000 square feet of freezer storage.”
Tippmann Innovation, Fort Wayne IN, was the contractor for the initial project, so with staff and construction teams already in place, the firm was able to continue a seamless transition to phase two expansion without disrupting existing operations. Along with providing construction and engineering expertise, Tippmann installed 812 pallets of QuickFreeze In-Rack Freezing System (QF+).
“Adding QF+ to our facility gives us a huge advantage. It cuts down our freeze time by 25% to 30% in a lot of cases, depending on the product,” said Davis.
Win Chill’s benefit to the community extends beyond the 100-plus new jobs it brings to the area. In many ways, it is part of international and national trade lanes, whereby they can move high volumes of frozen products throughout the United States. Win Chill serves regional companies but also acts as a geographical hub of logistics activities attracting labor, truckers, and logistics service companies. It sits on the intersection of Interstate 90 and I-29, services BNSF Railway, and is in close proximity to the Sioux Falls airport. The new warehouse contains 25 drive-through dock doors and five rail doors.
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