Grand Rapids, Michigan
Due to an increase in demand for its service, SYSCO Grand Rapids, a leading provider of systems and services to the food service industry, required an additional 67,400 square foot freezer and cooler expansion. Wolverine expanded the existing 207,000 square foot building using a conventional steel structure, insulated metal panels, an ethylene-glycol sub-surface heat system in the freezer and extra thickness of insulation in the roof of the entire addition. The parking lot was also expanded.
According to Jim Ziegler, Project Manager for Wolverine, “the goal in this project was to increase the capacity of the existing freezer and cooler as well as up-dating the refrigeration equipment. But more importantly was the re-orientation of the racking system in both the freezer and cooler to allow for quicker and more efficient selection of products in filling specific orders for various deliveries. We also enlarged the cold dock shipping and receiving area and added 16 new docks. This created a much larger staging area for more incoming product that needs to be broken down as well as staging for a lot more out-going orders for delivery. It just makes the whole operation much more efficient.”