Kenosha Facility Leads Midwest Expansion
Gourmet Foods International, Atlanta-based distributor of specialty foods, broke ground on a Kenosha, Wisconsin distribution center in 2016. To better support the growing business in the Midwest region, company leaders added a 35,000-square-foot expansion to the distribution center.
The facility expansion required a cold storage building envelope solution with fast delivery, flexible design options and easy long-term maintenance.
The project team selected Metl-Span CF Mesa insulated metal panels in White Poly for ceiling, exterior and interior panels. Crews installed a total of 107,000 square feet of panels in 4”- and 5”-widths over a twelve-week span. The 5” panels completed a specialty -10-degree freezer. Four-inch panels were used to complete all coolers and the exterior pony wall.
“Selecting a panel that could be used on the interior and exterior was a unique aspect of the project, but Metl-Span delivered with a fast and easy installation,” said Vince Free, president of FREEZ Construction. “The ease of working with the Metl-Span team made this process simple. From purchase order to internal customer service, the line of communication was always on point.”
CF Mesa panels feature increased thermal insulation value with a flattened appearance, making them the ideal choice for cooler and freezer applications. CF Mesa eliminates thermal short circuits, a crucial factor in obtaining a more energy-efficient building envelope. Mesa panels can be used in a variety of widths and thicknesses making them a versatile choice for interior and exterior cladding solutions.
The renovation was completed in September 2021.
Metl-Span is a NUCOR® company. (NYSE: NUE ); delivering high-quality, durable and energy-efficient insulated metal panels designed for unparalleled performance to stand the test of time.
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