DESIGN-BUILD RETROFIT SOLUTIONS FOR GROWING FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPANIES
As consumer demands continue to drive growth, many food and beverage companies are experiencing a need for increased production capacity. However, addressing this need is more complex than simply building a new facility or expanding an existing space. Often times, choosing to retrofit an existing space rather than build new is a more cost effective and functional solution. Additionally, current market conditions such as unpredictable material and equipment pricing and supply chain disruptions are making new-builds and expansions especially challenging, if not impossible. By choosing to retrofit a current facility or an existing warehouse development, food and beverage companies can achieve the facility needs of their growing businesses.
Choosing to retrofit an existing space rather than build new has many benefits beyond capital cost savings. Owners who choose to retrofit experience a quicker speed to market, as valuable schedule time is saved because the building shell and infrastructure is already in place. This is especially beneficial in today’s economy as the industry continues to see long lead times for materials such as joist/deck.
Additionally, as food and beverage companies look to increase efficiency and move perishable product quickly in order to meet today’s consumer demands of speedy delivery, location is becoming increasingly more important. Owners can maintain the location benefits of their current facility by choosing to retrofit rather than relocate. However, retrofitting an existing ideally located warehouse is also a viable option in some cases. Choosing to retrofit a current space or an existing warehouse development can help owners decrease delivery time and increase shelf life of their products.
Retrofitting a current space or an existing warehouse development also gives food and beverage companies ample space for the necessary technology, equipment, and process line upgrades needed to increase capacity and overall efficiency.
OVERCOMING MARKET CHANGES WITH DESIGN-BUILD RETROFIT SOLUTIONS
As material and equipment pricing throughout the construction industry continues to rise at an unpredictable pace and supply chain interruptions remain, many companies that have seen consumer behavior-driven success and an increase in revenue are unable to add new facilities or expand existing assets.
By choosing to retrofit an existing facility, owners can reap the benefits of design-build, firm lump sum construction pricing regardless of market volatility. ARCO is able to complete preliminary design during the proposal process, and the owner benefits now more than ever from the speed at which design-build delivery moves.
Our work in the proposal phase enables us to move quickly through the design and buyout phases to secure material pricing once a project is awarded. In normal circumstances, this is extremely beneficial for owners, but is now critical to overcome supply and demand disruptions.
137,290 SF Food Processing Facility Retrofit
ARCO recently completed this 137,290 SF food processing facility retrofit for EarthFresh. Capable of running 500,000 pounds of production per day, the facility features a 43,000 SF production area, 32,000 SF box-in-a-box cooler, mezzanine for food cleaning and repacking, and a clean room for specialty packing.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION & IN DESIGN
SCOUT CAPITAL PARTNERS | FRESHLY
270,000 SF & 234,000 SF Food Processing & Ready-to-Eat Meal Assembly Facility Retrofits
ARCO is excited to partner with Scout Capital Partners to complete two retrofit projects for ready-to-eat meal service provider, Freshly in Ellenwood, Georgia and East Greenwich, New Jersey! The 269,890 SF Georgia facility will include production and storage spaces where meals are made and packaged, while the 235,210 SF New Jersey facility will provide order assembly space and storage, as well as direct-to-consumer distribution.
RAVING FAN SPOTLIGHT
QUALITY CUSTOM DISTRIBUTION
182,000 SF Foodservice Distribution Facility Retrofit
155,992 SF Foodservice Distribution Facility Retrofit
ARCO has completed two retrofit projects for repeat client, Quality Custom Distribution. The projects included more than 100,000 SF of freezer/cooler space, cold docks, office, spaces, and freon refrigeration systems. Additionally, ARCO’s design-build delivery allowed these projects to be delivered within an accelerated schedule.
THE ARCO ADVANTAGE
ARCO’s project delivery method combines quality of design and construction, management of capital expense and adherence to schedule into a single point of responsibility. As a result, our customers reap the benefit of total integration. Our team of design-build construction experts effectively gain an understanding of each client’s business and analyze the key components to reduce exposure and provide the best value to clients.
Additionally, ARCO’s design-build approach is unique in that we offer preliminary design at no cost to our customers to remove the risk of substantial upfront expense.
With more than 260 projects totaling more than 32 million square feet completed for our food and beverage clientele, ARCO can take on even the most challenging projects. In an industry where expertise is essential, we are proud to be a trusted advisor of some of the biggest names in the business.