Caito Foods – Indianapolis, IN

Caito Foods has been one of the leading processors in the produce industry since being founded in 1965. Recent growth within their company gave them a need for more distribution space on their Indianapolis campus. Their existing building, which was housing both processing and distribution, wasn’t designed for maximum efficiency.

Caito owned a significant piece of land adjacent to their existing site, and decided to build a separate distribution facility on the property. Tippmann Group was chosen to design and build their new facility for a variety of reasons. Ownership at Caito Foods recognized Tippmann’s strong history of experience with building facilities for the produce industry as a primary factor in their decision. Caito also had an agressive timeline that needed to be met for the opening of the new facility, and Tippmann Group was able to meet that timeline.

The new 122,000 square foot distribution center drastically increased Caito’s banana ripening capabilities with the addition of 10 banana ripening rooms, and the flow-through design with docks on both sides of the facility have improved the shipping and receiving process.

Facility Highlights:

  • 122,000 square foot produce distribution warehouse
  • 10 banana ripening rooms
  • Wet room with galvanized racking and floor drains
  • 64 dock doors, double-sided flow-through facility
  • Freon refrigeration system
  • Broke ground in May 2005, completed in November 2005 on time and on budget