Tippmann Innovation (Ti), Fort Wayne, Ind., and Table Talk Pies, Worcester, Mass., opened Armory Cold Storage, a new cold storage warehouse in Worcester. Ti broke ground on the facility earlier this year.
Table Talk Pies contracted Ti to complete a 1 million-cubic-foot, state-of-the-art freezer to complement its existing manufacturing and distribution facility.
Armory Cold Storage, owned by Chacharone Properties, was designed and built by Ti, and operated by H&M Bay, Federalsburg, Md.
"Table Talk has historically been hampered by a lack of cold storage warehouse space. Having this dedicated capacity is an important milestone for our company's future that would not be possible without our partners," says Harry Kokkinis, president of Table Talk Pies.
The new freezer is located adjacent to one of Table Talk's manufacturing plants in Worcester. When filled to capacity, it can hold over 11 million pies. Ti incorporated a state-of-the-art refrigeration system that ensures energy efficiency and safety as well as real-time tracking of freezer temperatures and safety alerts.
"When my grandfather and his partner were making pies at night and delivering them by horse-drawn carriage in the morning, I do not think they ever could have imagined this. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our whole team, soon there will be millions of pies lining these shelves safely stored on their way to be enjoyed by families across North America. It is something to be proud of," adds Kokkinis.
"What a great project we had in Worcester. Harry Kokkinis and Jim Chacharone could not have been better partners. We also had great support from all of the local Worcester subcontractors that were involved in this project. We were happy to be a part of building the warehouse that will freeze America's favorite pies," says Rob Adams, partner at Ti.