FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When Bridge Development, of Chicago, IL. Planned to build an advanced, state of the art, convertible refrigerated/freezer building near Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport, they turned to refrigerated facility construction specialists Tippmann Innovation (TI). Ground breaking on the ambitious, 241,140 Sq. Ft. building is scheduled for August 31, 2016; the facility is located at 1010 South 146 St. in Burien, Washington. Western Distribution Services (WDS) of Renton, WA, will operate the facility.
"We were able to leverage Tippmann Innovation's distinctive knowledge base in developing this building. They helped us with all the design details optimized for the scale of what we wanted. Their experience with cold storage is well beyond that of a regular contractor. They are a high touch company that facilitates every aspect of a project," says Steve Poulos, President of Bridge Development.
WDS searched for four years, finally securing the 14-acre site to accommodate the scale of the facility they planned on building.
The building is unique on multiple levels, and represents several design and engineering challenges. WDS wanted a versatile building that is fully convertible and can be utilized as a freezer or cooler. The building will be able to manage a range of temperatures, from 40 degrees Fahrenheit to -10 degrees Fahrenheit, accommodating everything from meat and produce to frozen foods.
"We're honored to have the opportunity to help companies like Bridge Development and Western Distribution Services meet their unique challenges. Every project is different; there is no standard playbook or template that can be used to develop cold storage buildings. We like to feel that each project builds on the last, and helps us push the envelope of what's possible just a little bit further," says Rob Adams, Principal, Tippmann Innovation.
"Tippmann was a great choice for a high profile, precedent setting project like this. The building will become an anchor for Burien and the greater Seattle market, and marks a big step in growing the food business and jobs in this part of Washington," says John Naylor of Western Distribution.
About Tippmann Innovation (TI)
Tippmann Innovation is an award winning, specialty commercial and industrial cold storage contractor that develops buildings around a business plan, ensuring that an investment becomes a profit center. TI utilizes time-honed expertise and advanced technology solutions to create efficient buildings that scale with a business, and are designed to maximize profitability through fully integrating operations and supply chain, by design. TI provides a full suite of cold storage construction services, including quick freeze, blast freezing, master site planning, and operations and maintenance guidance. TI's innovations include the Patented QuickFreeze™ in-rack freezing system that takes blast freezing to the next level, QuickTemper in-rack tempering system, and T2™ spacer system. TI has offices in Indiana, Illinois and Florida and operates internationally. http://www.ticold.com/
For more information: Rob Adams, TI: 260-424-2222, Email
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