Cloverleaf Cold Storage completed Phase 2 of a major addition to its flagship Sioux City, Iowa, headquarters, warehouse and food processing complex. When the final phase is completed in August, the building will be dubbed as the largest public refrigerated warehouse in Iowa.
The 148,000-square-foot project consists of building a 70-foot deep refrigerated loading dock with internally opening access doors to replace the existing dock, constructing holding coolers that service the Farmers Produce processing facility and adding over 18,000 pallet positions, bringing the total capacity to 48,000 pallets.
Company officials cited the growth of Farmers Produce as a primary impetus behind the decision to invest in the project. This division provides value-added services to the protein industry such as boxing, tempering in air and water, as well as weight, price and labeling for point-of-sale packaging.
“Farmers Produce has seen rapid sales growth, as packers and further processors have looked to maximize their production capacity by outsourcing processes,” says William Feiges, president. “This project demonstrates our commitment to serve the growing Northwest Iowa protein production industry.”