J & B Group Warehouse Expansion - St. Michael, MN

J&B Group selected Food Tech as a facility planning partner for their expertise in refrigeration design engineering for this USDA compliant process plant.

J&B Group needed a facility planning partner with expertise in refrigeration design engineering to assist with renovations and expansions to their St. Michael, MN, meat process food plant and distribution center. 

As one of the nation’s leading cold storage construction companies, Food Tech was an obvious choice for the job. Food Tech began the project by performing a variety of pre-construction services including strategic logistics studies, master site planning, and preliminary design. This helped management at J&B Group make informed decisions about the renovations and expansions best suited for their needs.

Throughout the project, Food Tech provided design-build services on over 250,000 square-feet of process, freezer, and refrigerated dock space. The completed United States Department of Agriculture- (USDA) compliant process plant features new refrigerated loading docks as well as a refrigerated warehouse reconfigured for increased efficiency. 

During the project, Food Tech delivered the following:

  • Logistics planning, master site planning, and preliminary design
  • USDA process plant design engineering
  • New refrigerated loading docks with 41 new dock positions
  • Freezer and storage expansion
  • Reconfigured and renovated refrigerated warehouse
  • New offices

J&B Group is a cold supply chain company that offers distribution, production, and manufacturing services. For over 25 years, J&B Group has provided the upper Midwest with fresh, high-quality meat, poultry, and deli products.