KanPak U.S., a Wichita, Kan.-based subsidiary of Golden State Foods (GSF), Irvine, Calif., opened a new warehouse in Arkansas City, Kan. The 202,800-square-foot facility will store an array of finished and raw goods, including ingredients and packaging materials.

“This new warehouse will provide KanPak more direct control over our inventory, which results in cost savings for our customers,” says Larry McGill, chief executive officer, KanPak. “Additionally, the proximity of the warehouse to our manufacturing plant is more efficient, and the elimination of a third-party facility allows KanPak to be a one-stop shop, providing our customers with even better customer service.”

KanPak offers unique processing of dairy products, allowing all product to be kept at ambient temperature. This innovation allows warehousing to keep two ambient temperature zones—70°F (for raw goods) and 80°F (for finished goods). In addition, the facility was built to enhance customer service efforts by allowing KanPak to have constant oversight of environment, handling and more.

KanPak partnered with Arco Construction Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo., to complete the $11 million project in less than a year. The new facility, which added 20 new jobs, will service Chick-fil-A, Whataburger, Tim Hortons, QuikTrip and Perrigo.