Tyson / Sara Lee – Pottsville, PA

Following in the footsteps of the successful Sara Lee and Tippmann Group project in Macon, Georgia, Sara Lee’s distribution network was beginning to take shape, and this location in Eastern Pennsylvania would give them another opportunity to create a new dedicated mixing center for Sara Lee Foods.

Sara Lee asked Tippmann Group to assist with the site selection, trying to find an area where transportation and the availability of a quality labor force was not going to be an issue. Tippmann conducted a study to help locate the best possible site to fit the needs of Sara Lee’s network.

Once the site in Highridge Industrial Park in Pottsville was selected, Tippmann Group worked with Pennsylvania State and local economic development officials to negotiate an incentive package and to begin site work quickly so the timing of the construction project would not be disturbed.

The completed 182,000 square foot mixing center sits in a prime distribution location, immediately off I-81 in Pennsylvania, and features excellent visibility and access to the highway. Inside the facility are 80,000 square feet of freezer storage space and 52,000 square feet of cooler. A 26,000 square foot temperature-controlled dock and two-story office also highlight the building.

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
  • Prime location off I-81 in Eastern PA
  • Room on site, master planning in place for expansion as growth continues