Win Chill to build refrigerated food distribution center
Initial designs include thousands of pallet positions to support food manufacturing customers in a 4-state region, with the ability to add capacity as customer needs increase.
Win Chill, LLC, Hallandale Beach, Fla., announced plans to build a 54-acre, 205,000-square-foot, full-service refrigerated foods warehouse and distribution center in Foundation Park, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Responding to a need in the marketplace, Win Chill was created by investments from Legacy Developments, Sioux Falls, S.D.; RLM, LLC, Alexandria, Va.; Alyce-Gil, LLC, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Strongbox, LLC, Tampa Bay, Fla.; and Freeze One, LLC, which will provide management services for the $40 million distribution facility. Gil Haugan Construction, Sioux Falls, S.D., will take the construction lead for the new facility, with Tippmann Innovation, Fort Wayne, Ind., providing building and technical support. Win Chill expects the building to be operational by early spring of 2018.
“Win Chill connects the links in the refrigerated food supply chain for our region,” says Norm Drake, chief executive officer of Legacy Developments. “With 7.7 million cubic feet of freezer and refrigerated capacity, this full-service facility will offer blast freezing, tempering, material handling and complete inbound and export rail service at the site through BNSF Railway.”
Initial designs include thousands of pallet positions to support food manufacturing customers in a 4-state region, with the ability to add capacity as customer needs increase. Services include an in-rack freezing system, blast freezing technology created by Tippmann Innovation, high-density pallet storage and the capability to handle multiple truckloads of products on a daily basis. The company expects to employ 30-35 people in the first phase of Win Chill’s operation.