Tyson / Sara Lee – Rochelle, IL

Rochelle, Illinois was home to one of Sara Lee’s dedicated warehouses, and as they were growing their distribution network, Sara Lee engineers had started making plans to expand their facility west of Chicago.

With a successful Macon, GA project recently completed, Sara Lee turned to Tippmann again to help with this expansion. Tippmann Group’s engineers analyzed what Sara Lee was doing and came up with a plan that would add 135,000 square feet to their existing facility. Then, once that was complete, Tippmann would go into the original warehouse and re-rack it in order to provide Sara Lee with the most efficient warehouse possible.

At the same time, Sara Lee executives in their nearby Chicago headquarters, wanted a better facility presence at this location. Tippmann added a 15,000 square foot two-story office, designed to match the other new Sara Lee projects in order to provide a more consistent and professional atmosphere throughout their entire distribution network.

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

Facility Highlights:

  • 135,000 square foot expansion to distribution center
  • 15,000 square foot new 2-story office addition
  • Re-racked existing freezer space upon completion of addition to the facility