Creekstone Farms Premium Beef has begun the construction of a $35 million refrigerated distribution centre in Arkansas City, Kansas.
The 41,334 square-foot warehouse will consist of a 35,311 square-foot main floor and 6,023 square-foot mezzanine area, and will be fitted with an automated storage and retrieval system capable of handling 27,000 boxes a day.
Creekstone Farms claims that the new distribution centre is expected to be fully operational by autumn 2019.
The company distributes a range of USDA-certified beef and pork products to customers in North America, and Creekstone says that the new facility will aid its expansion efforts.
Kazunobu Nomura, Creekstone president and CEO said: “This new distribution centre will help our company manage our expanding business and ensure that we continue to meet our customers’ service level expectations.
“This major investment by the Marubeni Group shows the commitment that Creekstone’s parent company has in Creekstone Farms, its employees and customers.
“We are very excited to get this project completed as it will be a catalyst allowing for growth to meet our customer demands.”
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