Cooler and Freezer Storage

Cooler and Freezer Storage

When it comes to cooler/freezer storage, experience is by far the most valuable thing that Fullmer can bring to the table as General Contractor. Fullmer has a deep understanding of the refrigeration and thermal requirements of cooler/freezer buildings. This understanding extends into the maintenance of temperature in an environment that doesn’t cause any building breakdown while still upholding all sanitation needs.

Cooler and Freezer Storage Featured Project

Located in Riverside, California, Fullmer completed a 507,000 square foot cooler/freezer facility for Dole and Walmart. The building is being used as a Walmart Distribution Hub, stands as one of the largest cold storage facilities in the world, and has the capacity to hold 60,000 pallets. The design is energy-efficient and required 36,000 square yards of concrete, 6.19 million pounds of steel, 100 miles of wire and 10,000 electrical lamps. The building includes 22,500 square feet of office space, 120 trailer stalls, 98 dock doors and stands 42' tall.

Fullmer served as the general contractor for this project, which took 10 months to complete. It shows Fullmer's capacity to work under time constraints and complete the project to the owner's satisfaction.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for doing such a nice job with our, out of the box, Dole project. We have ended up with a very nice facility that would not have happened without the perfect contractor.

Your appreciation for the customer was refreshing. This was a pretty challenging project and I never saw anyone on the site not working in the spirit of the project. Thanks for your endless efforts to manage all that was thrown at you.

                      -Terry Burres, Sr. Project Manager, Walmart

Cooler and Freezer Storage Sample Projects

Fullmer Construction completed a 273,172 square foot cooler/freezer tenant improvement, located within building 1 of the Citrus Commerce Center in Fontana, CA. Constructed for Vistar, one of the nation’s leading wholesale distributors of foodservice products, their new distribution location consists of 203,859 square feet of warehouse space and 10,032 square feet of office space.

Key warehouse features include a 39,910 square foot -10° freezer and an 11,885 square foot refrigeration cooler set at 35°, totaling nearly 52,000 square feet of product cooling space. The refrigeration dock, situated between 12 dock doors and the freezer/cooler doors, offers 7,486 square feet set at 45° to preserve product coolness during transport in and out of the facility.

The large office space includes a lobby, open office area, conference room, 21 private offices and spacious employee break room with capacity for 90 people. Forklift battery charging stations, dock levelers and warehouse lighting were also installed. Fullmer is proud of the finished product, confident that this new distribution location for Vistar will enhance their operations for years to come.

Fullmer Construction completed this 132,436 square foot freezer/cooler facility, accessibly located near the 5 and 10 freeways in Vernon, CA. Built for produce powerhouse Nature’s Produce, the building consists of 123,489 square feet of warehouse space and 13,500 square feet of office space. The warehouse offerings include one 8,300 square foot subzero freezer and 5 large refrigeration coolers set at 35°, totaling 39,000 square feet of product cooling and storage space. The refrigeration dock, situated between the 27 dock doors and the freezer/refrigeration doors, offers 26,000 square feet of warehouse space set at 50° to preserve product coolness during transport in and out of the facility. Additionally, there is an indoor fire pump room, as well as one automatic roll-up door with ramp, satisfying any form of needed access.

The vast office space includes an entryway, two large conference rooms, and numerous offices. Attractive landscaping and a generous amount of parking space complete the 212,845 square foot lot, and ensure that the new home of Nature’s Produce will enhance their operations for years to come.

Located in Vernon off the 10 freeway in the heart of the LA industrial district, Fullmer completed an 81,610 square foot state-of-the-art cooler/freezer storage and distribution facility for MG Produce, currently the largest domestic and international supplier of Asian fruits and vegetables in North America.

The building includes 10,800 square feet of two-story office space located on both front corners. The warehouse offers a large dock and staging area, dry storage area, 7 large walk-in coolers and 1 freezer, 16 dock doors and 2 drive-through doors.

The close proximity to the interchange for many of the other prime LA freeways, as well as the nearby location to Los Angeles International Airport, enables this facility to be perfectly positioned for MG Produce’s vast distribution requirements.

Fullmer completed construction on the Sysco Distribution Facility, viewable from the 215 freeway in Riverside. The design/build facility allowed Fullmer to work side by side with Sysco to develop a project that met Sysco’s unique building requirements while simultaneously working with the March Joint Powers Association.

The completed facility stands at 461,641 square feet on 45 acres with a site boasting of concrete service roads and truck yards; LNG, Hydrogen and diesel fueling systems; a satellite vehicle maintenance facility and a key location near the 215 and 60 freeway interchange.

Inside the facility is over 63,000 square feet of office space as well as a custom designed kitchen and food presentation rooms.

The building also boasts a state of the art product picking system, shrinkage compensating monolithic traprock concrete floor slab, advanced hydrogen technology for fork lift fueling as well as a hydrogen production facility.

Located in the City of Commerce with close access to all major freeways, Fullmer developed a state-of-the-art 111,260 square foot food storage facility for Contessa Premium Foods. The building features a 307 kW thin film BIPV Solar System to power the building and make it more environmentally friendly. Contessa achieved LEED Gold Certification and is known as the Greenest Food Production Facility in the world, also becoming the only facility in existence to hold Gold LEED, Organic and SQF certifications at the same time.

A unique functional design created by Shamrock Foods and a host of engineers produced 208,000 square feet of a prototype refrigerated storage facility. Conveniently located just off the 15 & 60 freeways in Eastvale, the building also features office space to accommodate a high efficiency warehousing and shipping hub.

From 2008 to 2009, during one of the most challenging time periods for the construction industry, Fullmer Construction had the pleasure of building the 370,000 square foot Northgate Markets Distribution Center. Located just off the 5 and 91 freeway interchange in Anaheim, CA, the center features 34,000 square feet of office space, as well as a large warehouse for freezer/cold storage. The building became the new corporate headquarters and distribution center of the successful family-owned supermarket chain.