Taylor Farms - Chicago, IL

Taylor Farms chose Food Tech to expand their ready-to-eat food process plant and food distribution center.

Taylor Farms (Taylor) needed to expand their ready-to-eat (RTE) food process plant and distribution center in Chicago, IL. The expansion required substantial cold storage construction expertise, making Food Tech the obvious choice to lead the design-build project. 

Food Tech significantly increased the refrigeration capacity for the fresh-cut produce facility, incorporating advanced industrial refrigeration design throughout. The expanded plant features a state-of-the-art 34°F cooler as well as insulated metal panel construction, which each help Taylor more efficiently keep their products fresh. 

The intercity facility also had its on-site parking and truck circulation redesigned to accommodate increased production levels and additional staff, while also improving the flow of materials and vehicles.  

During the project, Food Tech delivered the following:

  • Design-build and cold storage construction services
  • RTE food process plant expansion 
  • Industrial refrigeration design
  • 34°F cooler
  • Expanded refrigeration capacity 
  • Insulated panel construction
  • New auto parking and truck circulation 

Taylor Farms is an American-based producer of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables with a focus on bagged salads and prepared meals. Supplying major supermarket chains and foodservice restaurants across the United States, Taylor is one of the world’s largest processor of fresh-cut vegetables.