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Food & Beverage Facility Projects Rise in December

There are 67 projects slated for December in the food and beverage sector.

Kristen Kazarian

January 5, 2024

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New food and beverage facility projects for December
Seven new projects have an estimated value of $100 million plus.Image courtesy of Don Mason / The Image Bank via Getty Images

December had 67 new projects planned for the North American food and beverage industry including facility expansions, new plant construction, and significant equipment modernization project, according to research firm SalesLeads. This is slightly more than the 61 in November.

Out of the new projects, 46 were new processing facilities and 26 were new distribution and industrial warehouse projects.

Project Scope/Activity

  • New Construction - 22 New Projects

  • Expansion - 27 New Projects

  • Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 28 New Projects

  • Plant Closing - 3 New Projects

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Project Location (Top 10 States)

  • New York ‒ 10

  • California ‒ 6

  • Ohio ‒ 6

  • Connecticut ‒ 4

  • Florida ‒ 3

  • Kentucky ‒ 3

  • Nebraska ‒ 3

  • Tennessee ‒ 3

  • Texas ‒ 3

  • Wisconsin ‒ 3

SalesLeads identified 7 new Food and Beverage facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Plant Agricultural Systems, who is planning to invest $750 million for the construction of an 8 million sq ft. growing and processing hydroponics farm in Sanderson, FL. Construction is expected to start in early 2024.

Top 10 Food & Beverage Facility Projects

WISCONSIN

Agricultural co-operative CHS Inc. is planning to invest $700 million for the construction of a soybean process, storage, and warehouse complex in Evansville. It is currently seeking approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in spring 2024, with completion slated for 2026.

NEBRASKA

White River Soy Processing is planning to invest $285 million for construction of a processing facility in Hershey. The company is currently seeking approval for the project.

WISCONSIN

Convenience store chain Kwik Trip is planning to invest $151 million for equipment upgrades on its processing facility in La Crosse. The project includes the renovation of a recently acquired 66,000-sq.-ft. office facility in Onalaska and the construction of a distribution center at a to-be-determined location.

MASSACHUSETTS

Performance Foodservce is planning to invest $31 million for the expansion of their distribution center in Springfield by 117,000 sq. ft. The business is currently seeking approval for the project.

MINNESOTA

Sam’s Club is expanding by pre-leasing a 365,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Shakopee. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

OHIO

Great Lakes Brewing Co. is planning for the construction of a 200,000-sq.-ft. production and warehouse facility in Avon. They are currently seeking approval for the project. They will relocate their operations upon completion.

TEXAS

Premium Waters is planning to invest for the expansion of their processing and warehouse facility in Fort Worth by 199,000 sq. ft. It is currently seeking approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in spring 2024, with completion slated for early 2025.

CALIFORNIA

Fattoria Public Market is planning for the construction of a 40,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Morgan Hill. The company is currently seeking approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in late 2025, with completion expected in fall 2026.

ILLINOIS

Ideal Bakery is planning the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently acquired 30,000-sq.-ft. processing facility in Elk Grove Village. The company is currently seeking approval for the project.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Cooke Aquaculture Inc., a seafood processing company, is planning equipment upgrades at its processing facility in St. George. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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