Rupari Food Services – South Holland, IL

Rupari Food Services, a family-owned and operated business, had been using outside storage facilities to handle their products after they were made. As their business grew, they began looking for ways to reduce some of their costs, and the idea that made the most sense was adding a process freezer on to their manufacturing plant.

Rupari’s plant manager knew of Tippmann Group from a previous relationship with Interstate Warehousing in the Chicago market. They came to Tippmann to discuss the best way to maximize their investment to build a facility attached to their existing building.

Tippmann Group and Rupari were a natural fit as business partners. Both are family-owned and operated businesses, and Rupari’s leadership recognized the importance of the experience Tippmann had as both a design/builder and an owner/operator of refrigerated distribution facilities.

Rupari utilized Tippmann Group’s full range of services, from design & construction of their new facility, to operations and warehousing support throughout the opening of the facility.

The finished 60,000 square foot facility features a process freezer, tempering cooler and new blast freezing rooms. A 6,000 square foot expansion was also added to the processing area of the building, as well as more than 1,800 square feet of new office space.

Facility Highlights:

  • 60,000 square foot process freezer addition to manufacturing plant
  • Tempering cooler
  • 6,000 square foot expansion to processing area
  • Blast freezing rooms