Gordon Food Service – Greenville, SC

Following a successful design/build project in Brighton, Michigan, Gordon Food Service was looking to add a new distribution center in the southeast, so GFS executives came to Tippmann Group again, expecting another successful project.

Due to a tight time frame related to their new business opportunity, GFS chose to purchase an existing warehouse building shell, as opposed to starting a new construction project from the ground up. Tippmann’s design team then went to work on the facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

The building shell had no docks and was originally built with concrete walls, which would not be conducive to holding temperature in a building needing freezer space. Tippmann Group removed the concrete walls and replaced them with insulated wall panels and added an ammonia refrigeration system to the building.

A new dock also had to be added to the facility, and it was designed with an open floorplan, which provides direct access from the refrigerated dock to the warehouse’s cooler portion of the building.

This is one of two GFS projects that were being built simultaneously by Tippmann Group. The other is a new distribution center in Ocala, Florida.

Facility Highlights:

  • 115,000 square foot distribution center
  • Expansion & renovation to add cooler and freezer capabilities, along with new dock
  • Open floorplan between refrigerated dock and cooler storage area