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Walmart and McCownGordon to build $257m beef facility

McCownGordon is working with US supermarket giant Walmart to design and build a 330,000-square-foot high-volume case-ready beef facility in Kansas. McCownGordon is leading the design and construction of the new facility in Olathe, Kansas, in collaboration with ESI Design Services – a construction company committed to building sustainable food facilities across the US. The new facility is the result of a $257 million investment by Walmart. Ramin Cherafat, McCownGordon’s CEO, said: "Serving the facility needs of national food and beverage brands with comprehensive design and construction services is a mainstay of our growing manufacturing business unit. We are excited to partner with Walmart on their first owned and operated case-ready beef facility.” David Baskin, Senior VP of deli, meat and seafood at Walmart, commented: “At Walmart, enhancing quality is integral to how we innovate. Once opened, our case-ready beef facility in Olathe will mark an important next step in our journey to create an end-to-end Angus beef supply chain, ensuring our customers have access to the high-quality meats they expect at the everyday low prices they rely on.” The project is expected to break ground later this year and will create over 1,000 design, fabrication and construction jobs. The site is set for completion in 2025.

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