Mountain States Construction Company - Washington Fruit

Washington Fruit

Packing Facility & Cold Storage
Yakima, WA

A 238,000 sf Fruit Processing and Cold Storage Facility was constructed on a 21 acre undeveloped site. Project included complete design from conceptual layouts to construction drawings. The project took 11 months to complete and involved collaboration with equipment suppliers and electrical subcontractors to ensure efficient facility operation. The project included complete site development, building shell, and interior build-out. The facility includes 81,848 sf of cast on site panels (56,000 sf of sandwich panels and 25,848 sf of structural panels).

The Cherry Processing project consisted of a 70,000sf process facility split into cherry packing and cold room receiving areas. A 26,000sf 2nd floor concrete mezzanine over the packing room houses all of the cardboard packing materials and box making equipment. Three loading docks were installed in a pit set fashion to receive refrigerated shipping containers to feed the operation. This project followed a tightly scheduled format to ensure that all aspects of the project including the owners equipment suppliers, refrigeration and electrical subcontractors were able to efficiently complete their work side by side with our forces. This facility is part of an overall 4 phase site development on 46 acres. This project required overall site planning and access. Construction of approximately 2,700lf of 40ft wide paved access road, 1,800 lf of new 10” public sewer main and 3,200lf of 10” water line was constructed to service both the current and future developments. Approximately 130,000sf of 4” thick asphalt was placed to create the access roads and parking areas. Another 42,000sf of concrete drive aprons were placed to handle required empty bin unloading and loading operations. A detached 75’x35’ mechanical engine room was constructed as well to handle the new Cherry Facility as well as the future 300,000sf new Apple Processing & Cold Storage Facility which is currently under design

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