Win Chill broke ground on a new refrigerated warehouse in Sioux Falls, S.D. The 205,000-square-foot cold storage facility was designed by Tippmann Innovation (TI), Fort Wayne, Ind., in conjunction with Sioux Falls local contractor Gil Haugan Construction.
Win Chill, a development, transportation and logistics company, will own the new facility, which will have the capacity to support food wholesalers, retailers and food manufacturing customers in a 4-state region.
The cutting-edge design features the latest refrigeration and freezing technology. The new building will feature a total of 7.7 million cubic feet of freezer and refrigerated capacity.
The advanced cold storage complex also boasts a flexible, convertible design that can maintain temperatures ranging from 40°F to -20°F. Structural steel pallet racks will accommodate over 30,000 pallet positions. This includes 800 QF+ of In-Rack Freezing System positions, which combines blast freezing technology and pallet racking. QF+, designed by TI, is said to freeze pallets up to four times faster than traditional blast freezers with the ability to reduce energy consumption by as much as 50%.
Other factors include 50 foot ceilings and 16 modern truck loading docks to accommodate dozens of refrigerated truckloads. In addition, the new facility will house three rail dock doors with access to the BNSF railroad network, providing refrigeration and blast freezing services for truckloads of products every day.
The project is slated for completion in early spring 2018.