Tyson / Sara Lee – Haltom City, TX

Following a successful distribution project with Tippmann Group in Macon, Georgia, Sara Lee Foods continued their efforts to redefine their distribution network, this time in the Fort Worth, Texas market. That’s when an opportunity near their State Fair Foods plant in Haltom City became obvious. There was vacant land adjacent to that facility, however it was in three parcels, with three different owners.

Tippmann Group’s land acquisition and developmental resources went to work, and soon facilitated the purchase of the land, while also working closely with Haltom City officials to replat the land, and gather all of the approvals necessary to start building.

With such an ideal location, being next door to a production plant, Sara Lee had Tippmann’s material handling team design an elevated conveyor system and tunnel attaching the new distribution facility to the plant.

When it was complete, the new 182,000 square foot facility featured nearly 90,000 square feet of freezer space, 42,000 square feet of cooler storage space, a 25,000 square foot temperature controlled dock, areas for palletizing, shrink wrapping, RFID and a one-story office.

This is one of four Sara Lee projects completed by Tippmann Group within 2 years.

Facility Highlights:

  • 182,000 square foot frozen/refrigerated warehouse and mixing center
  • Connected to processing plant via elevated conveyor tunnel
  • Palletizing & shrink wrapping areas in facility