A&P / Farmer Jack – Detroit, MI
Farmer Jack, a division of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), has expanded quickly throughout Michigan in the last decade. To support this aggressive growth, the company needed a new refrigerated warehouse in the Detroit market to complement its distribution center.
A&P executives began discussions with Tippmann Group, and were impressed with the range of planning and consulting services Tippmann could bring to their project. From the beginning stages of site selection, a Tippmann team of experts prepared a master distribution plan for the facility, which includes a five and ten-year plan. Tippmann then assisted in the selection of a prime site located close to an existing A&P dry facility. Even though extra work is involved due to rejuvenation of an existing industrial site, the facility is scheduled to be finished well within the company’s aggressive time frame.
A&P’s new 400,000 square foot facility, consisting of about 266,000 square feet perishable storage and a 134,000 square foot freezer, features a flow-through design with docks on both sides, state-of-the-art banana rooms and ice cream storage. A&P’s John Metzger, Senior Vice President – Supply & Logistics, says, “Tippmann helped us with almost every aspect of planning for this efficient, new facility, and their specialized expertise is helping make it a showpiece.”
- 400,000 square foot distribution center
- 266,000 sq. ft. perishable, 134,000 sq. ft. freezer
- State-of-the-art banana rooms
- Flow-through design with docks on both sides