Graycor Construction Co., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., opened the doors to a new office in Bakersfield, Calif., to serve existing and prospective clients throughout the San Joaquin Valley (SJV).  

“The SJV region is the agriculture center of California, with a wide range of growing industries and a highly interconnected shipping infrastructure,” says Dave Wing, president. “Opening an office in Bakersfield gives us a local base of operations to best support our existing client assignments in the region, while establishing a strong regional presence to pursue additional opportunities.”

The office provides a base of operations to support the company’s growing light commercial industrial portfolio, comprising of facilities in the distribution center market, led by Todd Ostransky, vice president, and the cold storage, food processing and manufacturing markets led by Scott Skala, vice president. 

Also, Gracyor is currently constructing a 600,000-square-foot perishable food distribution center for Walmart in Shafter, Calif. The cold storage distribution center is the first of its kind for Walmart, featuring 70-foot ceiling height and automated storage and retrieval system technology to process grocery perishables to stores and clubs faster, distributing 40% more products.