Lipari Foods – Warren, MI

The Lipari family began distributing food in Michigan in the 1950’s, and over the course of the next several decades, Lipari Foods saw tremendous growth. That growth led to the need for a new distribution facility in 2006.

Lipari Foods continues to be a family-owned and operated company, so there was a natural fit between Lipari and Tippmann Group (also a family-owned company) as the design/builder of the new distribution facility.

Availability of land in the Detroit area is somewhat limited, so one of the challenges of this project was the unique site configuration. The design team at Tippmann Group came up with a plan that best utilized the long, narrow site, allowing for 240,000 square feet of warehouse and office space to be built.

With the variety of deli, bakery, foodservice and retail products offered by Lipari, the temperature-controlled warehouse had to be extremely flexible. The new facility offers freezer, cooler and dry storage areas, in order to accommodate the unique temperature requirements of all of their products.

Facility Highlights:

  • 240,000 square foot distribution center
  • Freezer, cooler and dry warehouse space
  • 2-story office with employee training rooms