Fresh Mark – Canton, OH

After working with Tippmann Group to build a refrigerated warehouse attached to its largest manufacturing plant in 1995, FreshMark, a Canton, Ohio meat processor, experienced such extensive growth that the company needed to consider expansion. Pleased with Tippmann’s work on that previous project, Freshmark asked them for an update of the extensive distribution study that had led to the decision to build.

When Tippmann’s study had been thoroughly revised and three options for expansion presented, FreshMark chose to build a 30,000 square foot addition to their existing plant and warehouse. This option produced substantial savings on operational costs by allowing greater efficiencies in management, refrigeration and electrical systems, and eliminating the need to move product between buildings.

Among the noteworthy features of FreshMark’s new facility are an all-galvanized structural steel racking system, stainless steel interior panels for greater longevity, and several rooms that are convertible from freezers to coolers for optimal use of space. Although challenged by the need to move material throughout construction and continue existing operations, Tippmann’s Fast-Track construction made it possible to complete the warehouse addition in less than five months.

Facility Highlights:

  • Galvanized structural steel racking system
  • Stainless steel interior panels
  • Rooms are convertible from cooler to freezer
  • Project completed in less than five months